1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"

1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent" -  obverse1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent" -  reverse

© Pinheiro, Rafael

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1959-1982
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Bronze (95% Copper, 5% Zinc or Tin)
Weight 3.11 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.30 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 42
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 201,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 202
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States from 1861 to 1865, facing right accompanied by the lettering "LIBERTY" and the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST".

NOTE: Cents dated 1968-1974 bearing an "S" mintmark are most likely not proofs. The San Francisco Mint struck this coin for circulation as well as all proofs for this type. "S" cents dated 1975 and later are always proofs.

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
LIBERTY
1978
S
V D B

Engraver: Victor David Brenner

Victor David Brenner was a Litvak-American sculptor, engraver, and medalist known primarily as the designer of the United States Lincoln Cent.

Reverse

The Lincoln Memorial surrounded with the face value in full, the lettering: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the motto: "E • PLURIBUS • UNUM •".

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E • PLURIBUS
• UNUM •
FG
ONE CENT

Translation:
United States of America
Out of Many
One
FG
One Cent

Engraver: Frank Gasparro

Frank Gasparro was the tenth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, holding this position from February 23, 1965 to January 16, 1981. Before that, he was Assistant Engraver. He designed both sides of the Susan B.

Edge

Smooth

1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent" -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The standard weight of this coin was 48 grains.

FG engraver's signature


1960


1969
Mintmark D: aligned with the word LIBERTY, there are small differences in the position of the date, the mintmark D and the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST".


1971, 1972
In 1971 and 1972 the original dies of obverse were used.
Die with vest line started from the knot of bowtie and with vest line started from a loop of bowtie.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev

The upper die on the photos was in use in 1971 and 1972 years for all issues, the lower - in 1971 only for all issues.

1982
The year 1982 is a transition: the earliest coins were struck in 95% copper, and the latest coins were struck in copper plated zinc. One of the most noticeable differences between the two is the weight (3.11 grams versus 2.50 grams).

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  609 715 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.09 $ 0.07 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.71 $ 0.89 18%
1959  1 149 291 $ 3.94 1.0% Proof
1959 D 1 279 760 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.09 $ 0.10 $ 0.19 $ 0.11 $ 0.40 $ 0.89 20%
1960  $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.07 $ 1.00 6% Large date, high "9"
1960  1 691 602 $ 1.92 1.3% Proof
1960  586 405 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.26 $ 0.20 $ 1.65 $ 1.65 13% Small date, low "9"
1960 D $ 0.01 $ 0.32 $ 0.14 $ 0.01 $ 0.99 7% Large date, high "9"
1960 D $ 0.19 $ 4.58 2% Small "D" over large date
1960 D 1 580 884 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.89 15% Small date, low "9"
1961  753 345 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.10 $ 0.70 19%
1961  3 028 244 $ 1.54 1.5% Proof
1961 D 1 753 266 700 $ 0.01 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.71 $ 0.98 22%
1962  606 045 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.01 $ 0.60 17%
1962  3 218 019 $ 1.39 1.7% Proof
1962 D 1 793 148 140 $ 0.01 $ 0.07 $ 0.06 $ 0.16 $ 0.17 $ 0.02 $ 0.33 21%
1963  754 110 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.14 $ 0.36 $ 0.93 17%
1963  3 075 645 $ 1.72 1.5% Proof
1963 D 1 774 020 400 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.21 $ 0.17 $ 0.23 $ 0.20 $ 0.93 21%
1964  2 648 575 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.12 $ 0.89 29%
1964  3 950 762 $ 1.59 2% Proof
1964 D 3 799 071 500 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 0.14 $ 0.40 $ 0.78 26%
1965  1 497 224 900 $ 0.03 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.10 $ 0.18 $ 0.93 21%
1965  2 360 000 $ 1.70 1.5% SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1966  2 188 147 783 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.56 24%
1966  2 261 583 $ 1.84 1.7% SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1967  3 048 667 100 $ 0.02 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.74 27%
1967  1 863 344 $ 1.96 1.6% SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1968  1 707 880 970 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.56 24%
1968 D 2 886 269 600 $ 0.01 $ 0.03 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.57 24%
1968 S 258 270 001 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 $ 0.04 $ 0.14 $ 0.58 9%
1968 S 3 041 506 $ 0.01 $ 0.94 2% Proof
1969  1 136 910 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.10 $ 0.69 20%
1969 D 4 002 832 200 $ 0.03 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.49 27%
1969 S 544 375 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.33 $ 0.10 $ 0.36 $ 0.56 13%
1969 S 0.3% Doubled Die Obverse (very rare)
1969 S 2 934 631 $ 1.24 2% Proof
1970  1 898 315 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.06 $ 0.07 $ 0.18 $ 0.14 $ 0.04 $ 0.74 23%
1970 D 2 891 438 900 $ 0.01 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.20 $ 0.14 $ 0.50 22%
1970 S 0.3% Doubled Die Obverse
1970 S 690 560 004 $ 0.03 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.43 $ 0.14 $ 1.35 12% Large date, low "7"
1970 S 2 632 810 $ 1.55 1.6% Proof
1970 S $ 0.25 $ 0.22 $ 41 3% Small date, level "7"
1971  1 919 490 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.10 $ 0.07 $ 0.37 23%
1971 D 2 911 045 600 $ 0.07 $ 0.09 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.07 $ 0.49 22%
1971 S 525 133 459 $ 0.09 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.22 $ 0.14 $ 0.67 12%
1971 S 3 220 733 $ 0.94 2.0% Proof
1971 S 0.19% Proof; Doubled Die Obverse (very rare)
1972  2 933 255 000 $ 0.01 $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.17 $ 0.14 $ 0.18 $ 0.29 26%
1972  0.7% Doubled Die Obverse (multiple varieties; noticable in "IN GOD WE TRUST"); very rare
1972 D 2 665 071 400 $ 0.01 $ 0.06 $ 0.04 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.50 $ 0.56 21%
1972 S 376 939 108 $ 0.12 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.39 $ 0.36 $ 0.76 11%
1972 S 3 260 996 $ 1.01 1.9% Proof
1973  3 728 245 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.41 28%
1973 D 3 549 576 588 $ 0.03 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.45 23%
1973 S 317 177 295 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.14 $ 0.39 $ 0.14 $ 0.32 9%
1973 S 2 760 339 $ 1.25 1.8% Proof
1974  4 232 140 523 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.01 $ 0.30 29%
1974 D 4 235 098 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.10 $ 0.35 25%
1974 S 409 426 660 $ 0.09 $ 0.20 $ 0.22 $ 0.04 $ 0.36 $ 0.41 10%
1974 S 2 612 568 $ 0.99 1.7% Proof
1975  5 451 476 142 $ 0.03 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.50 31%
1975 D 4 505 275 300 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.10 $ 0.17 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.57 25%
1975 S 2 845 450 $ 2.96 2% Proof
1976  4 674 292 426 $ 0.02 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.30 29%
1976 D 4 221 592 455 $ 0.01 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.07 $ 0.40 24%
1976 S 4 149 730 $ 1.63 3% Proof
1977  4 469 930 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.30 28%
1977 D 4 194 062 300 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.12 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.30 24%
1977 S 3 251 152 $ 1.26 2% Proof
1978  5 558 605 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.07 $ 0.93 31%
1978 D 4 280 233 400 $ 0.03 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.08 $ 0.30 23%
1978 S 3 127 781 $ 1.23 2% Proof
1979  6 018 515 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.30 32%
1979 D 4 139 357 254 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.30 23%
1979 S 3 677 175 $ 1.46 1.9% Type 1 Proof (filled "S")
1979 S $ 5.53 0.9% Type 2 Proof (clear "S")
1980  7 414 705 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.09 $ 0.10 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 0.06 $ 0.40 34%
1980 D 5 140 098 660 $ 0.09 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.13 $ 0.39 24%
1980 S 3 554 806 $ 1.88 2% Proof
1981  7 491 750 000 $ 0.01 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 33%
1981 D 5 373 235 677 $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.41 24%
1981 S 4 063 083 $ 2.75 1.7% Type 1 Proof (filled "S")
1981 S $ 19 1.0% Type 2 Proof (clear "S")
1982  10 712 525 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.08 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.41 $ 0.51 29% Large date; mintage combined with Zinc cents
1982  $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.25 $ 0.36 $ 0.88 10% Small date; mintage included in above
1982 D 6 012 979 368 $ 0.07 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.31 21% Large date; mintage combined with Zinc cents
1982 D 0.5% Small date; 2 examples known
1982 S 3 857 479 $ 1.88 3% Proof (large date)

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