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New penny has Iowa tie

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The new, redesigned penny that will be released into circulation Thursday has an Iowa tie. 

University of Iowa alum Richard Masters designed the long-cabin image that will be on the tails side of the first of four new designs.

The heads up side will still have the profile of Abe Lincoln.  The tails designs each depict an area of Lincoln's life and will be released in each calendar quarter throughout this year.

This is the first redesign of the one-cent coin in 50 years.

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