Squabbling over pennies

Believe it or not, the Mint is at loggerheads over a Lincoln penny redesign.

There will be four new pennies. The Mint has picked out three designs for the first three "stages" of AL's life and agreed upon them. Each stage is depicted as a rank falsification, a Disneyfied fantasy scene. Having saved the last penny for the important part of his life, the Mint cannot decide on emancipator or commander.

Hint for the Mint: eliminate one of the earlier depictions and you can have both emancipator and commander.