National One Cent Day 2022: When, History, Dates & How to celebrate

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On 1st April, many people celebrate National One Cent Day. This unofficial holiday celebrates the penny, which is a United States currency coin that has been in circulation since 1793. Although its value has decreased over time, the penny remains an important part of American currency. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the history and significance of the penny. We’ll also explore some fun facts about this ubiquitous coin. Finally, we’ll provide tips on how to spend your pennies wisely! Happy National One Cent Day!

In honor of National One Cent Day, we’re looking back at the history of this unique American coin. The one-cent coin has been around for over 225 years and has undergone many changes throughout its lifetime. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at the different versions of the one-cent coin and their significance in American currency. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just getting started, this is sure to be an informative and engaging read!

National One Cent Day History 

The United States one-cent coin, also known as the penny, is a unit of currency equaling one one-hundredth of a United States dollar. The penny was first created in 1787 by the Founding Father and our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. He is also on the front side of the current penny. Fun fact: did you know that Abraham Lincoln was the first president to appear on the front side of a circulating coin? It wasn’t until 1909, when Lincoln’s bust was placed on the newly designed Wheat Ears reverse side of the penny, in honor.

How to Celebrate 

Do you know what today is? It’s National One Cent Day! This special day is celebrated every year on April 12th to commemorate the one-cent coin. Here are some fun facts about this unique holiday:

  • Learn about the one-cent and more
  • Appreciate the crafters of old
  • Collect those one cents


Year Date Day
2022 April 1 Friday
2023 April 1 Saturday
2024 April 1 Monday
2025 April 1 Tuesday
2026 April 1 Wednesday