Inscriptions: The obverse of the coin bears the words "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LIBERTY," and the year of minting, 1978.
Lincoln Memorial Reverse: The reverse of the 1978 penny features the Lincoln Memorial, honoring the 16th President's enduring legacy.
Collector Sets: While circulated 1978 pennies are common, some collectors seek out mint sets that include uncirculated versions, preserving their original luster.
Distinguishing Marks: Unlike coins from the Denver Mint, 1978 pennies from the Philadelphia Mint do not have a mint mark.
Numismatic Interest: Although not considered rare, uncirculated 1978 pennies in pristine condition can still hold value for collectors.
Continuing Tradition: The 1978 penny is part of a long-standing tradition of featuring President Lincoln on the obverse, a design that dates back to 1909.