Lincoln Cent


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Lincoln Cent

A one-cent piece minted by the United States starting in 1909. It is worth 1/100 of one dollar. It features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the obverse.
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Lincoln cent. Newport Beach (CA): PCGS, Professional Coin Grading Service [cited 2015 Jan 23].
This edition has current market prices in high circulated grades and multiple Mint State and Proof grades; updated auction records; updated and additional photos, including a chopmarked trade dollar, various Mint State and Proof type coins, and new die varieties; an essay on the 1837 "Half Cent Worth of Pure Copper" token; an essay on the passing of the half cent and large cent from US commerce; and new die varieties, including major 2009 "Formative Years" Lincoln cent doubled-die reverses.
For instance, Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Cent, Lincoln Nebraska, and Lincoln car were in one of the first jennings.
With the 100th anniversary in sight, Deisher says, "We think it would be a good idea to bring the Lincoln cent to a close."
Congress created a similar commission' in 1906 for the centennial of Lincoln's birth, and the result was the minting of the Lincoln cent, and the building of the Lincoln Memorial.
From the Lincoln cent in 1909, through the Jefferson nickel in 1938, Roosevelt dime in 1946, Washington quarter in 1932, Kennedy half in 1964 (after a brief interlude for Ben Franklin, 1948-1963), and the Eisenhower dollar in 1971, America deified its favored sons.
The Indian Head penny was first issued in 1859 and looks just like the ones issued in 1908 (before the Lincoln cent).
Abraham Lincoln Cents (9780794844387, $9.95), State Quarters (97807984844400, $9.95) and Nickels (9780794844394, $9.95) all are powerful picks especially recommended for beginning collectors who will receive encouragement, organization, and formats that lends well to understanding coin history and the collection process.
Stretching from the late 18th century to the early 21st, this volume covers half cents, large cents, flying eagle cents, Indian head cents, Lincoln cents, two-cent pieces, silver and nickel three-cent pieces, shield nickels, liberty head nickels, buffalo nickels, and Jefferson nickels.
Those who have used the prior edition will discover this volume olds 48 more pages than its predecessor and includes well over a hundred new varieties, along with expanded references to Lincoln cents and Buffalo and Jefferson nickels.
The penny, a 1909 VDB penny minted in Philadelphia during the first year that Lincoln cents became available, is part of the MAHLI calibration target and came from Earth.
My dad collects coins, too, and I remember pressing 1910 and 1912-D Lincoln cents into the blue Whitman folders (using drinking glass bottoms to wedge them in).
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