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1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"

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

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Features

Country United States
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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 201,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 202
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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
1962
D
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

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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

1982 is a transition year: 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 weights (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 0.09 0.07 0.22 0.26 0.88 0.91 18%
1959  1,149,291 4.16 0.9% Proof
1959 D 1,279,760,000 0.09 0.11 0.24 0.24 0.85 0.95 20%
1960  0.12 0.18 1.50 1.31 5% Large date, high "9"
1960  1,691,602 2.10 1.3% Proof
1960  586,405,000 0.06 0.11 0.27 0.22 1.75 13% Small date, low "9"
1960 D 0.09 0.34 0.15 1.44 6% Large date, high "9"
1960 D 0.24 4.87 2% Small "D" over large date
1960 D 1,580,884,000 0.04 0.08 0.15 0.13 0.20 0.95 16% Small date, low "9"
1961  753,345,000 0.08 0.06 0.12 0.15 1.14 1.09 19%
1961  3,028,244 1.61 1.3% Proof
1961 D 1,753,266,700 0.13 0.12 0.20 0.22 1.05 1.31 22%
1962  606,045,000 0.09 0.11 0.12 0.15 0.38 0.64 17%
1962  3,218,019 1.60 1.4% Proof
1962 D 1,793,148,140 0.06 0.06 0.17 0.20 0.01 0.36 21%
1963  754,110,000 0.06 0.12 0.24 0.20 0.36 0.99 17%
1963  3,075,645 1.82 1.3% Proof
1963 D 1,774,020,400 0.04 0.06 0.22 0.22 0.25 0.95 21%
1964  2,648,575,000 0.04 0.06 0.07 0.12 0.15 0.47 0.53 28%
1964  3,950,762 1.54 1.9% Proof
1964 D 3,799,071,500 0.05 0.18 0.24 0.21 0.45 0.86 26%
1965  1,497,224,900 0.04 0.09 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.53 1.07 21%
1965  2,360,000 1.80 1.3% SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1966  2,188,147,783 0.07 0.11 0.14 0.18 0.18 1.07 23%
1966  2,261,583 1.91 1.5% SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1967  3,048,667,100 0.02 0.08 0.12 0.15 0.14 0.09 1.04 27%
1967  1,863,344 1.99 1.4% SMS (Special Mint Set) proof-like
1968  1,707,880,970 0.05 0.14 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.62 23%
1968 D 2,886,269,600 0.04 0.12 0.13 0.12 0.13 0.62 23%
1968 S 258,270,001 0.08 0.01 0.05 0.05 0.15 0.60 9%
1968 S 3,041,506 1.08 1.8% Proof
1969  1,136,910,000 0.08 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.75 20%
1969 D 4,002,832,200 0.04 0.06 0.12 0.17 0.22 0.27 0.52 27%
1969 S 544,375,000 0.09 0.07 0.32 0.30 0.59 12%
1969 S 0.3% Doubled Die Obverse (very rare)
1969 S 2,934,631 1.37 1.9% Proof
1970  1,898,315,000 0.09 0.05 0.08 0.19 0.14 0.15 0.79 23%
1970 D 2,891,438,900 0.02 0.04 0.14 0.21 0.21 0.59 21%
1970 S 0.4% Doubled Die Obverse
1970 S 690,560,004 0.04 0.30 0.33 0.46 1.43 11% Large date, low "7"
1970 S 2,632,810 1.89 1.5% Proof
1970 S 0.26 0.24 59.04 3% Small date, level "7"
1971  1,919,490,000 0.02 0.06 0.07 0.12 0.15 0.07 0.39 23%
1971 D 2,911,045,600 0.08 0.09 0.11 0.12 0.21 0.24 0.52 22%
1971 S 525,133,459 0.09 0.07 0.12 0.24 0.15 0.95 12%
1971 S 3,220,733 0.89 1.8% Proof
1971 S 0.2% Proof; Doubled Die Obverse (very rare)
1972  2,933,255,000 0.01 0.06 0.09 0.18 0.15 0.21 0.31 26%
1972  0.7% Doubled Die Obverse (multiple varieties; noticable in "IN GOD WE TRUST"); very rare
1972 D 2,665,071,400 0.05 0.05 0.15 0.15 0.53 0.59 20%
1972 S 376,939,108 0.08 0.12 0.41 0.81 10%
1972 S 3,260,996 1.41 1.8% Proof
1973  3,728,245,000 0.04 0.05 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.07 0.59 28%
1973 D 3,549,576,588 0.04 0.06 0.11 0.12 0.17 0.50 23%
1973 S 317,177,295 0.04 0.13 0.15 0.41 0.75 9%
1973 S 2,760,339 1.37 1.6% Proof
1974  4,232,140,523 0.05 0.11 0.12 0.11 0.07 0.32 29%
1974 D 4,235,098,000 0.06 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.27 0.11 0.51 24%
1974 S 409,426,660 0.09 0.21 0.24 0.07 0.45 10%
1974 S 2,612,568 1.08 1.5% Proof
1975  5,451,476,142 0.04 0.06 0.11 0.13 0.13 0.30 0.53 31%
1975 D 4,505,275,300 0.04 0.11 0.11 0.18 0.18 0.14 0.60 25%
1975 S 2,845,450 3.40 1.9% Proof
1976  4,674,292,426 0.02 0.06 0.07 0.13 0.15 0.15 0.32 29%
1976 D 4,221,592,455 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.19 0.15 0.43 24%
1976 S 4,149,730 1.34 3% Proof
1977  4,469,930,000 0.06 0.12 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.32 28%
1977 D 4,194,062,300 0.06 0.07 0.11 0.14 0.13 0.15 0.54 24%
1977 S 3,251,152 1.22 1.9% Proof
1978  5,558,605,000 0.04 0.08 0.11 0.12 0.15 0.15 1.04 31%
1978 D 4,280,233,400 0.07 0.15 0.17 0.13 0.21 0.15 0.32 23%
1978 S 3,127,781 1.18 2.0% Proof
1979  6,018,515,000 0.04 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.17 0.13 0.33 32%
1979 D 4,139,357,254 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.13 0.17 0.14 0.32 23%
1979 S 3,677,175 3.77 1.7% Type 1 Proof (filled "S")
1979 S 5.87 0.8% Type 2 Proof (clear "S")
1980  7,414,705,000 0.04 0.09 0.11 0.14 0.18 0.17 0.43 34%
1980 D 5,140,098,660 0.06 0.14 0.12 0.17 0.14 0.41 23%
1980 S 3,554,806 2.24 2% Proof
1981  7,491,750,000 0.04 0.09 0.09 0.14 0.18 0.21 0.34 33%
1981 D 5,373,235,677 0.06 0.06 0.09 0.13 0.12 0.15 0.44 24%
1981 S 4,063,083 3.07 1.6% Type 1 Proof (filled "S")
1981 S 20.68 0.9% Type 2 Proof (clear "S")
1982  10,712,525,000 0.02 0.08 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.39 0.54 30% Large date; mintage combined with Zinc cents
1982  0.13 0.14 0.27 0.15 0.94 11% Small date; mintage included in above
1982 D 6,012,979,368 0.05 0.12 0.12 0.21 0.32 0.34 22% Large date; mintage combined with Zinc cents
1982 D 0.2% Small date; 2 examples known
1982 S 3,857,479 2.06 3% Proof (large date)

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