Americans for Common Cents (ACC) conducts research and provides information to Congress and the Executive Branch on the value and benefits of the penny.

House Approves Rep. Castle’s Bill to Create Presidental Dollar Coin, Celebrate the Penny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Mark Weller (202) 312-7426 Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives approved (422-6) on April 27 legislation to create a new circulating dollar coin with images of U.S. Presidents and to redesign the penny in 2009.  The “Presidential $1 Coin Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) and Rep. Read more about House Approves Rep. Castle’s Bill to Create Presidental Dollar Coin, Celebrate the Penny[…]

President Signs Bill to Extend Lincoln Commission, Celebrate the Penny

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark W. Weller (202) 312-7426 July 15, 2003 — President Bush signed July 14 a bill (S. 858) that would extend the duration of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to 2010.  The Commission, created by an act of Congress in 2000 to pay tribute to the life and accomplishments of President Lincoln, Read more about President Signs Bill to Extend Lincoln Commission, Celebrate the Penny[…]

Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Asked to Consider Minting New Penny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Weller 800/561-7909 Washington, DC (Feb. 25) President Clinton today signed into law the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Act, an act establishing a 15-member commission to determine how the nation should celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth in 2009 and charging the commission to consider the minting of a Read more about Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Asked to Consider Minting New Penny[…]

Celebrating Lincoln and the Penny on His194th Birthday

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark W. Weller (202) 312-7426 February 12, 2003 — “As Americans remember President Lincoln on his 194th birthday, it is appropriate to recognize his immense contributions to the country and a legacy that continues to enrich us daily,” said Mark W. Weller, Executive Director of Americans for Common Cents (ACC).  ACC includes Read more about Celebrating Lincoln and the Penny on His194th Birthday[…]

Weaker Economy Signals Stronger Penny Support

IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Mark W. Weller (202) 312-7426 February 4, 2003 — American’s support for the penny continues to rise according to a new poll released by Coinstar.  “The results of Coinstar’s 2003 national poll confirm Americans’ strong affinity for the penny and their sense of thrift during uncertain economic times,” said Mark W. Weller, Read more about Weaker Economy Signals Stronger Penny Support[…]

Two-Thirds of Americans Back the Penny; Most Dislike the Dollar Coin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark W. Weller (202) 312-7426 December 18, 2002—Americans’ loyalty to the penny is extremely strong according to a recent report released by the General Accounting Office (GAO).  “We’re pleased to see the GAO confirm what we’ve been saying about the penny’s popularity,” said Mark W. Weller, Executive Director of Americans for Common Read more about Two-Thirds of Americans Back the Penny; Most Dislike the Dollar Coin[…]

Penny Drives Assist Terrorist Attack Victims and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Weller/Peter Mirijanian September 24, 2001 (800) 561-7909/(202) 429-4017 Americans for Common Cents (ACC) extends its deepest sympathies to those who were directly affected by the September 11 attacks and joins our fellow Americans in the pursuit of a future where similar atrocities are not possible here or elsewhere. Thousands of Read more about Penny Drives Assist Terrorist Attack Victims and Families[…]

Money ‘Coup’ – New Legislation Seeks to Eliminate Lincoln Penny and Limit Dollar Note

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Weller      Peter G. Mirijanian (800) 561-7909     (202) 429-4017 MONEY “COUP” – NEW LEGISLATION SEEKS TO ELIMINATE LINCOLN PENNY AND LIMIT DOLLAR NOTE Washington, DC (July 17) Legislation has been introduced in Congress that seeks to eliminate two mainstays of the United States monetary system – the dollar note Read more about Money ‘Coup’ – New Legislation Seeks to Eliminate Lincoln Penny and Limit Dollar Note[…]

Lincoln Man Donates Three Decades of Lincolns to Arts Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Weller 800/561-7909 A great ‘Pennies for Lincoln’ fund-raising event is unfolding this week as the city of Lincoln, Nebraska wraps up its campaign to raise $17,500 for a new sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, ‘The Rail Joiner’.The statue is referred to as the ‘Rail Joiner’ because Lincoln is depicted joining together Read more about Lincoln Man Donates Three Decades of Lincolns to Arts Project[…]

73% of Americans Favor Keeping the Penny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Weller 800/561-7909 Poll Shows Americans Concerned About Costly Price Rounding System If Penny Is Eliminated Washington, DC – A poll released today by Americans for Common Cents shows overwhelming support for the penny by the American public. The vast majority of those surveyed favored keeping the penny in circulation, a Read more about 73% of Americans Favor Keeping the Penny[…]