1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"

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

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1982-2008
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper plated zinc
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 43
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 201a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# 201b,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 202a
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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".

Script: Latin

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
LIBERTY
2007
D
VDB

Engraver: Victor David Brenner Read more on Wikipedia

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 face value in full, the lettering : "UNITED STATES oF AMERICA" and the motto : "E • PLURIBUS • UNUM •".

Script: Latin

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

Translation: Out of Many, One

Engraver: Frank Gasparro Read more on Wikipedia

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)
United States Mint, West Point, United States (1973-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

KM#201a is for coins dated 1982, whereas KM#201b is for all coins dated afterward.

From 1974 through 1986, a number of these coins were minted in the United States Bullion Depository, West Point. These coins lacked a mintmark and are indistinguishable from the Philadelphia issue.

FG engraver's signature


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).


Reverse
Die 005 - G in FG tall, AM to AMERICA widely spread, narrow script.

Die 006 - G in FG flared, AM to AMERICA widely spread, bolder script. See on the first photo above by Heligal for year 1992.

Combinations
Die 005: 1986, 1987, 1988 all issues.
Die 006: 1988, 1988 D, 1989-1992 all issues, 1994-2008 S (Proof), 1998, 1999, 2000.

In the American numismatics the business strike of 1988 with die 006 is named 'transitional'.

In 1992, all coins were meant to have a wide "AM" of "AMERICA"; however, some were struck using the design meant for 1993 pieces (not using the proof, contrary to what the documentation says), resulting in some having a close "AM" of "AMERICA".

In 1998, 1999, and 2000, there were two different intended designs: those meant for regular circulating coins and those meant for proof coins. The design of the circulating coins was meant to have a wide "AM" of "AMERICA" whereas the design of the proof coins was meant to have a close "AM" of "AMERICA". Even so, some regular circulating coins were struck with the reverse proof design, and some proof coins (known 1998, 1999 only) were struck with the circulating design.


KM#201a 1982

km201b
1983

1984

1992

1995

1996

1998

1999

2000


The lowercase "o" in the the reverse lettering "THE UNITED STATES oF AMERICA" is not an error. According to the final report of the Lincoln sesquicentennial commission, it was a choice of the artist Frank Gasparro, who said that the small "o" was not done in error but rather had been done deliberately to give design appeal to the lettering on the penny. Citing precedents for the lowercase letter, such as the Franklin Half Dollar, the Liberty Walking Half Dollar, the Peace Dollar, and several commemoratives, he said, "I did it to break up the pattern."

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1982  10 712 525 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.17 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.94 14% KM#201a Large Date; mintage combined with Copper cents
1982  $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.38 $ 0.83 7% KM#201a Small Date; mintage included in above
1982 D 6 012 979 368 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.71 7% KM#201a Large Date; mintage combined with Copper cents
1982 D $ 0.01 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.05 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.94 5% KM#201a Small Date; mintage included in above
1983  7 752 355 000 $ 0.01 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.17 $ 0.31 31%
1983  0.8% Doubled Die Reverse, mintage included with 1983
1983 D 6 467 199 428 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.34 25%
1983 S 3 279 126 $ 2.30 2% Proof
1984  8 151 079 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.51 31%
1984  1.2% Doubled Die Obverse (Lincoln's ear), mintage included with 1984
1984 D 5 569 238 906 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.54 24%
1984 S 3 065 110 $ 2.30 2.0% Proof
1985  5 648 489 887 $ 0.03 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.29 28%
1985 D 5 287 339 926 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.29 23%
1985 S 3 362 821 $ 2.60 2% Proof
1986  4 491 395 493 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.27 $ 0.54 27%
1986 D 4 442 866 698 $ 0.01 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.35 23%
1986 S 3 010 497 $ 2.20 1.9% Proof
1987  4 682 466 931 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.30 27%
1987 D 4 879 389 514 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.29 24%
1987 S 4 227 728 $ 1.80 2% Proof
1988  6 092 810 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.33 28% Two varieties exist: regular "G" and flared "G" (initials)
1988 D 5 253 740 443 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.31 24% Two varieties exist: regular "G" and flared "G" (initials)
1988 S 3 262 948 $ 2.10 1.9% Proof
1989  7 261 535 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.29 31%
1989 D 5 345 467 111 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.31 23%
1989 S 3 220 194 $ 2.90 1.9% Proof
1990  6 851 765 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.30 29%
1990  1.1% Proof (San Francisco Proof without mintmark)
1990 D 4 922 894 533 $ 0.03 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.25 23%
1990 S 3 299 559 $ 1.70 1.9% Proof
1991  5 165 940 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.30 26%
1991 D 4 158 446 076 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.20 21%
1991 S 2 867 787 $ 2.70 1.8% Proof
1992  1.2% Close "AM" in "AMERICA", mintage included with 1992 Wide "AM"
1992  4 648 905 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.20 25% Wide "AM" in "AMERICA"
1992 D 0.8% Close "AM" in "AMERICA", mintage included with 1992 Wide "AM"
1992 D 4 448 673 300 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.29 21% Wide "AM" in "AMERICA"
1992 S 4 176 560 $ 1.40 2% Proof
1993  5 684 705 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.29 28%
1993 D 6 426 650 571 $ 0.02 $ 0.08 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.31 24%
1993 S 3 394 792 $ 1.70 1.9% Proof
1994  6 500 850 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.29 29%
1994 D 7 131 765 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.29 25%
1994 S 3 269 923 $ 1.70 1.8% Proof
1995  6 411 440 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.30 27%
1995  $ 66 1.3% Doubled Die Obverse, mintage included with 1995
1995 D 7 128 560 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 25%
1995 S 2 797 481 $ 1.70 1.6% Proof
1996  6 612 465 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 28%
1996 D 6 510 795 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.15 24%
1996 S 2 525 265 $ 1.80 1.5% Proof
1997  4 622 800 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.29 24%
1997 D 4 576 555 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.29 20%
1997 S 2 796 678 $ 1.40 1.5% Proof
1998  5 032 155 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.33 23% Close "AM" in "AMERICA"
1998  $ 0.39 1.4% Wide "AM" in "AMERICA", mintage included with 1998 Close "AM"
1998 D 5 225 353 500 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.19 21%
1998 S 0.2% Proof (close "AM" in "AMERICA"), mintage included with 1998 S Wide "AM"
1998 S 2 086 507 $ 1.70 1.5% Proof (wide "AM" in "AMERICA")
1999  5 237 600 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 25% Close "AM" in "AMERICA"
1999  $ 0.13 1.1% Wide "AM" in "AMERICA", mintage included with 1999 Close "AM"
1999 D 6 360 065 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.19 24%
1999 S $ 4.70 0.3% Proof (close "AM" in "AMERICA"), mintage included with 1999 S Wide "AM"
1999 S 3 347 966 $ 1.80 1.6% Proof (wide "AM" in "AMERICA")
2000  5 503 200 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.29 26% Close "AM" in "AMERICA"
2000  $ 5.40 $ 5.40 1.4% Wide "AM" in "AMERICA", mintage included with 2000 Close "AM"
2000 D 8 774 220 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.19 28%
2000 S 4 047 993 $ 1.40 2% Proof
2001  4 959 600 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 24%
2001 D 5 374 990 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 23%
2001 S 3 184 606 $ 1.50 1.8% Proof
2002  3 260 800 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 21%
2002 D 4 028 055 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 19%
2002 S 3 211 995 $ 1.40 1.9% Proof
2003  3 300 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 21%
2003 D 3 548 000 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.04 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.13 $ 0.32 18%
2003 S 3 298 439 $ 1.90 2.0% Proof
2004  3 379 600 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.29 21%
2004 D 3 456 400 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.32 19%
2004 S 2 965 522 $ 2.60 2% Proof
2005  3 935 600 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 $ 0.08 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.24 23%
2005  1 160 000 $ 1.30 0.4% Satin Finish
2005 D 3 764 450 500 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.38 19%
2005 D 1 160 000 $ 1.30 0.3% Satin Finish
2005 S 3 344 679 $ 1.80 2% Proof
2006  4 290 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 23%
2006  847 361 $ 0.12 0.3% Satin Finish
2006 D 3 944 000 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 19%
2006 D 847 361 $ 0.12 0.2% Satin Finish
2006 S 3 054 436 $ 1.80 1.9% Proof
2007  3 613 000 600 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.33 21%
2007  895 628 $ 0.16 0.3% Satin Finish
2007 D 3 524 000 400 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 19%
2007 D 895 628 $ 0.38 0.2% Satin Finish
2007 S 2 062 793 $ 2.00 1.7% Proof
2008  2 569 600 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.28 18%
2008  745 464 $ 0.50 0.2% Satin Finish
2008 D 2 849 600 000 $ 0.01 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.23 17%
2008 D 745 464 $ 1.10 0.2% Satin Finish
2008 S 2 169 561 $ 2.60 1.6% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"
Katz
Auction 69
Lot 3206
Internet Archive
Oct 29, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 282.08
(EUR 263.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 1193
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 102.96
(EUR 96.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"
Katz
Auction 69
Lot 3207
Internet Archive
Oct 29, 2022 Undetermined USD 7.51
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Picture 1 of a sold 1 Cent "Lincoln Memorial Cent"
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Auction 57
Lot 964
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