At first blush, it seem that Lincoln got the short end of the stick with the penny appoinment. (I once had a friend that threw out a penny when he received it as change. And isn't there a commercial with TD bank and complaining Lincoln?)
A recent money saving suggestion from Self Magazine, may bring Lincoln, and the $5 bill his face graces, back onto your priority list. Self Magazine suggests saving every five dollar bill you acquire, whether it be at the grocery store or the nail salon. The Rule: Everytime you receive a $5 bill it must be set aside as savings. Of course, it seems like a nifty smaller bill for trivial purchases, but follow 'The Rule' and watch your savings grow. I'm giving it a whirl in the name of some gucci flats, I mean my ING account.