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
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.
As president and founder of The Society of Lincoln Cent
Collectors, I see no special reason for minting the cent beyond the next few decades at the most.