The first penny was minted in 1787. The first Lincoln penny was minted on February 12th, 1909 to commemorate what would have been the president's 100th birthday.
|Came across a few wheat pennies and foreigners in my stash.|
I wouldn't advise forgetting the next holiday. Here's a little hint:
"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln
Penny for your thoughts...