1 Cent "Lincoln Cent" Formative Years

1 Cent "Lincoln Cent" (Formative Years) -  obverse1 Cent "Lincoln Cent" (Formative Years) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper plated zinc
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 7214
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 442,
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# 440
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Formative Years

Series: Lincoln's 200th birthday Series

Obverse

Right facing portrait of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
LIBERTY
2009

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

Abraham Lincoln sitting on a log reading a book

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE CENT
CLV
E PLURIBUS UNUM

Translation:
United States of America
One Cent
CLV
Out of Many, One

Engraver: Charles Vickers

Edge

Smooth

1 Cent "Lincoln Cent" (Formative Years) -  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 proof and satin finish are made to commemorate 100 years of the Lincoln cent by using the original 95% copper alloy

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2009  376 000 000 0.13 0.16 0.19 0.19 0.35 0.42 0.47 68%
2009  784 614 9.71 1.4% Satin Finish (95% copper alloy, 3% zinc and 2% tin)
2009 D 363 600 000 0.32 0.22 0.50 0.39 0.45 57%
2009 D 784 614 9.52 1.6% Satin Finish (95% copper alloy, 3% zinc and 2% tin)
2009 S 2 995 615 3.25 8% Proof (95% copper alloy, 3% zinc and 2% tin)

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