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1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"

1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent" -  obverse 1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent" -  reverse

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Features

Country United States
Type Common coin
Years 1959-1982
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Metal Bronze (Cu 95%, Zn or Tin)
Weight 3.11 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 201, Schön# 202
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in right profile of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States from 1861 to 1865, is accompanied with 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
(1959-1982)

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 is surrounded with the facial value in full, the lettering : "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the motto : "E • PLURIBUS • UNUM •"

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

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"

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1959  609,715,000
1959  1,149,291 Proof
1959 D 1,279,760,000
1960  1,691,602 Proof
1960  large date, high "9"
1960  586,405,000 small date, low "9"
1960 D small "D" over large date
1960 D large date, high "9"
1960 D 1,580,884,000 small date, low "9"
1961  753,345,000
1961  3,028,244 Proof
1961 D 1,753,266,700
1962  606,045,000
1962  3,218,019 Proof
1962 D 1,793,148,140
1963  754,110,000
1963  3,075,645 Proof
1963 D 1,774,020,400
1964  2,648,575,000
1964  3,950,762 Proof
1964 D 3,799,071,500
1965  1,497,224,900
1965  2,360,000 SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1966  2,188,147,783
1966  2,261,583 SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1967  3,048,667,100
1967  1,863,344 SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1968  1,707,880,970
1968 D 2,886,269,600
1968 S 258,270,001
1968 S 3,041,506 Proof
1969  1,136,910,000
1969 D 4,002,832,200
1969 S 544,375,000
1969 S 2,934,631 Proof
1969 S doubled die obverse; very rare
1970  1,898,315,000
1970 D 2,891,438,900
1970 S 690,560,004 large date, low "7"
1970 S 2,632,810 Proof
1970 S doubled die obverse
1970 S small date, level "7"
1971  1,919,490,000
1971 D 2,911,045,600
1971 S 525,133,459
1971 S 3,220,733 Proof
1971 S doubled die obverse; very rare
1972  2,933,255,000
1972  doubled die obverse (of "IN GOD WE TRUST"); very rare
1972 D 2,665,071,400
1972 S 376,939,108
1972 S 3,260,996 Proof
1973  3,728,245,000
1973 D 3,549,576,588
1973 S 317,177,295
1973 S 2,760,339 Proof
1974  4,232,140,523
1974 D 4,235,098,000
1974 S 409,426,660
1974 S 2,612,568 Proof
1975  5,451,476,142
1975 D 4,505,275,300
1975 S 2,845,450 Proof
1976  4,674,292,426
1976 D 4,221,592,455
1976 S 4,149,730 Proof
1977  4,469,930,000
1977 D 4,194,062,300
1977 S 3,251,152 Proof
1978  5,558,605,000
1978 D 4,280,233,400
1978 S 3,127,781 Proof
1979  6,018,515,000
1979 D 4,139,357,254
1979 S 3,677,175 Type 1 Proof (filled "S")
1979 S Type 2 Proof (clear "S")
1980  7,414,705,000
1980 D 5,140,098,660
1980 S 3,554,806 Proof
1981  7,491,750,000
1981 D 5,373,235,677
1981 S 4,063,083 Type 1 Proof (filled "S")
1981 S Type 2 Proof (clear "S")
1982  10,712,525,000 large date
1982  small date
1982 D 6,012,979,368 large date
1982 S 3,857,479 Proof

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