# 1968 Lincoln Penny

Joshua had quite a collection of coins, but couldn’t understand why some are worth more than others. Why are 1968 pennies worth more than 1967 pennies?

### 4 guesses to 1968 Lincoln Penny

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• Gabriel

Because its one more penny.

• anant

This is due to the fact that first decimal coins were introduced in 1968. Prior to 1968, 12 pennies were equal to a shilling, and 20 shillings to a pound. The new 5 pence and 10 pence coins introduced in 1968 held the values of 1 shilling and 2 shillings respectively, resulting in 100 pence to the pound rather than 240.

• CJS

Because \$19.68 is worth more than \$19.67

• Dude

Gabriel had the solution first and is today’s winner! \$19.68 is more than \$19.67.
Anant thank you for the history lesson, and I didn’t realize that the riddle had a second complex answer regarding British currency.