A penny is a copper–plated zinc coin. It has Abraham Lincoln on one side and the Lincoln Memorial on the other. Worth 5 cents. It is made of a nickel and copper blend.
One hundred pennies make a dollar. One cent can be written 1Â¢ or $0.01.. The quarter (also called a quarter dollar) is a US coin worth twenty five cents.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury first issued paper U.S. currency in 1862 to make up for the shortage of coins and to finance the Civil War. There was a .