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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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.
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.
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