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1 Cent "Lincoln - Wheat Ears Reverse"

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1909-1958
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.11 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 132,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 130,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
KM# A132
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Right facing profile of President Abraham Lincoln.
Mintmark under date

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
LIBERTY
1925
D
VDB

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

Two wheat ears surrounding lettering.

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

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.

Edge

Smooth

1 Cent "Lincoln - Wheat Ears Reverse" -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

KM# 132 for 1909-1942 bronze issues, KM# 132a for 1943 zinc coated steel issues, and KM# A132 for 1944-1958 bronze issues resumed.

Issues from 1944 to 1946 used brass made from spent wartime shell casings which were composed of 70% copper and 30% zinc. As a consequence, such issues are made of 95% copper and 5% zinc. However, alloy resumed to pre-war composition after 1946, that is, bronze composed of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc.

The 1943 bronze cent is a "Transitional Error" which occurred during the changeover from bronze to steel coated zinc.

how the signature "VDB" looks on Reverse on 1909 and 1909-S only.

© Ringgy



Coins from 1910-1917 do not have VDB.  Starting in 1918, "VDB" was added onto the underside of Lincoln's bust, below the shoulder.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1909  (with signature "VDB" reverse; double die obverse) very rare
1909  1,194 (with signature "VDB" reverse) Matte Proof
1909  2,618 (without signature) Proof
1909  27,995,000 2.93 7.91 15.37 14.70 14.70 85.07 with signature "VDB" reverse
1909  72,702,618 0.98 2.56 2.56 3.78 4.25 without signature "VDB" reverse
1909 S (without signature; "S" over horizontal "S"; "S" overstruck variety) very rare
1909 S 484,000 with signature reverse "VDB"
1909 S 1,825,000 80.30 127.99 without signature
1910  146,801,218 0.34 0.45 0.53 1.11
1910  4,118 Matte Proof
1910 S 6,045,000 20.75
1911  101,177,787 0.42 0.42 1.59 1.74 4.22
1911  1,725 Matte Proof
1911 D 12,672,000 3.73
1911 S 4,026,000
1912  68,153,060 0.81 0.81 1.91 1.94
1912  2,172 Matte Proof
1912 D 10,411,000
1912 S 4,431,000 10.17
1913  76,532,352 0.94 0.96 1.93 1.96
1913  2,983 Matte Proof
1913 D 15,804,000 3.48 2.37
1913 S 6,101,000 4.30
1914  75,238,432 0.75 0.95 1.89 2.07
1914  1,365 Matte Proof
1914 D 1,193,000 121.56 (fr) Attention aux marques d'atelier modifiées, rare. Pas de signature sur l'épaule des 1914-D authentiques
1914 S 4,137,000 29.06
1915  29,092,120 1.01 1.64
1915  1,050 Matte Proof
1915 D 22,050,000 1.52 1.41 4.94
1915 S 4,833,000 30.47
1916  131,833,677 0.20 0.50 0.50 0.82 2.71
1916  600 Matte Proof
1916 D 35,956,000 0.68 0.99 3.40 3.40
1916 S 22,510,000 1.25 1.25
1917  196,429,785 0.25 0.44 0.56 0.56
1917  double die obverse
1917  Matte Proof
1917 D 55,120,000 0.73 0.84 0.84 1.66
1917 S 32,620,000 0.98
1918  288,104,634 0.20 0.33 0.48 1.37 1.30
1918 D 47,830,000 0.99 1.25 1.56 1.56
1918 S 34,680,000 0.85 0.79 0.79 0.99
1919  392,021,000 0.19 0.21 0.33 0.95
1919 D 57,154,000 0.58 0.94 2.60
1919 S 139,760,000 0.20 0.41 0.97 1.96
1920  310,165,000 0.20 0.22 0.42 0.55 2.22
1920 D 49,280,000 0.58 1.06 2.97 2.97
1920 S 46,220,000 0.26 0.26 1.94
1921  39,157,000 0.40 0.40 0.98 1.97
1921 S 15,274,000 1.53
1922  without Denver mintmark; die 2 strong reverse) ultra rare
1922  without Denver mintmark; die 3 weak reverse) ultra rare
1922 (D) faint "D" mintmark) very rare
1922 D 7,160,000 24.70
1922 D weak reverse
1923  74,723,000 0.41 0.41 0.64 0.81
1923 S 8,700,000 5.04 0.16
1924  75,178,000 0.20 0.42 0.61 0.61
1924 D 2,520,000
1924 S 11,696,000 1.26 1.70
1925  139,949,000 0.19 0.37 0.50 0.55 8.65 77.55
1925 D 22,580,000 1.07 1.07 2.48
1925 S 26,380,000 0.90 0.97
1926  157,088,000 0.20 0.24 0.30 0.56 0.56
1926 D 28,020,000 1.76 3.53
1926 S 4,550,000 14.83
1927  144,440,000 0.19 0.31 0.31 0.52
1927 D 27,170,000 0.95 0.95 1.85
1927 S 14,276,000
1928  134,116,000 0.20 0.21 0.33 0.58
1928 D 31,170,000 1.24 0.58 4.16
1928 S larger mintmark
1928 S 17,266,000 2.86 smaller mintmark
1929  185,262,000 0.19 0.19 0.29 0.63 2.26
1929 D 41,730,000 0.62 0.62 0.75 1.97
1929 S 50,148,000 0.41 0.39 0.39 1.48
1930  157,415,000 0.14 0.19 0.29 0.75
1930 D 40,100,000 0.60 0.89 0.89 1.48
1930 S 24,286,000 0.64 0.76 0.77
1931  19,396,000 0.98
1931 D 4,480,000 4.91
1931 S 866,000 58.64
1932  9,062,000 1.68 2.22
1932 D 10,500,000 6.85
1933  14,360,000 1.24 1.48
1933 D 6,200,000
1934  219,080,000 0.15 0.18 0.22 0.29 0.94 20.85
1934 D 28,446,000 0.21 0.38 1.24 10.21
1935  245,388,000 0.15 0.15 0.21 0.26 0.53 4.50
1935 D 47,000,000 0.15 0.43
1935 S 38,702,000 0.14 0.41
1936  309,632,000 0.14 0.17 0.24 0.47 0.80 1.97
1936  Brilliant Proof
1936  double die obverse
1936  5,569 Proof in Satin Finish
1936 D 40,620,000 0.14 0.34
1936 S 29,130,000 0.47
1937  309,170,000 0.17 0.24 0.26 0.48 0.95 5.32
1937  9,320 Proof
1937 D 50,430,000 0.24 0.26
1937 S 34,500,000 0.49
1938  156,682,000 0.19 0.23 0.39 0.99
1938  14,734 Proof
1938 D 20,010,000 0.60 15.77
1938 S 15,180,000 0.34 0.59
1939  316,466,000 0.10 0.13 0.20 0.48 0.48 0.89 5.05
1939  13,520 Proof
1939 D 15,160,000 0.76 0.69
1939 S 52,070,000 0.19 0.60
1940  586,810,000 0.06 0.10 0.22 0.44 0.57 3.44
1940  15,872 Proof
1940 D 81,390,000 0.17 0.50 0.50 0.53
1940 S 112,940,000 0.07 0.24 0.49 0.68
1941  887,018,000 0.14 0.14 0.20 0.33 0.49 3.81
1941  double die obverse
1941  21,100 8.76 Proof
1941 D 128,700,000 0.14 0.27 0.34 0.94 2.40
1941 S 92,360,000 0.11 0.24 0.47 0.77 (fr) la marque d'atelier peut être petite ou grosse
1942  657,796,000 0.13 0.13 0.20 0.38 0.45 0.77 2.91
1942  32,600 Proof
1942 D 206,698,000 0.08 0.08 0.18 0.28 0.48
1942 S 85,590,000 0.11 0.45 0.63 0.63
1944  1,435,400,000 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.27 0.27 4.38 tin alloy composition change
1944 D "S" over "D" overstruck variety Type 1; tin alloy composition change
1944 D "S" over "D" overstruck variety Type 2; tin alloy composition change
1944 D 430,578,000 0.10 0.14 0.26 0.26 tin alloy composition change
1944 S 282,760,000 0.10 0.10 0.47 1.14 3.68 tin alloy composition change
1945  1,040,515,000 0.11 0.09 0.09 0.27 0.27 0.34 1.95 tin alloy composition change
1945 D 266,268,000 0.07 0.10 0.10 0.30 0.48 tin alloy composition change
1945 S 181,770,000 0.11 0.11 0.21 0.95 tin alloy composition change
1946  991,655,000 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.25 0.33 1.11 tin alloy composition change
1946 D 315,690,000 0.08 0.10 0.10 5.06 tin alloy composition change
1946 S "S" over "D" overstruck variety; tin alloy composition change
1946 S 198,100,000 0.01 0.11 0.11 0.29 1.18 3.52 tin alloy composition change
1947  190,555,000 0.03 0.08 0.16 0.20 0.20 (fr) km#A132
1947 D 194,750,000 0.09 0.10 0.20 0.21 0.21 2.90 (fr) km#A132
1947 S 99,000,000 0.26 0.23 0.23 0.62 0.62 3.51 (fr) km#A132
1948  317,570,000 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.21 0.21 (fr) km#A132
1948 D 172,637,500 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.19 1.89 (fr) km#A132
1948 S 81,735,000 0.09 0.10 0.21 0.21 0.28 9.43 (fr) km#A132
1949  217,775,000 0.03 0.10 0.13 0.16 0.22 (fr) km#A132
1949 D 153,132,500 0.07 0.07 0.10 0.14 0.94 (fr) km#A132
1949 S 64,290,000 0.10 0.24 0.24 5.06 (fr) km#A132
1950  272,635,000 0.09 0.09 0.22 0.21 0.21 (fr) km#A132
1950  51,386 Proof
1950 D 334,950,000 0.07 0.22 0.22 0.30 2.81 (fr) km#A132
1950 S 118,505,000 0.10 0.10 0.26 (fr) km#A132
1951  284,576,000 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.26 0.26 1.48 (fr) km#A132
1951  57,500 Proof
1951 D 625,355,000 0.04 0.10 0.12 0.16 0.16 0.99 (fr) km#A132
1951 S 136,010,000 0.07 0.07 0.10 0.24 3.00 (fr) km#A132
1952  186,775,000 0.08 0.13 0.13 0.28 4.00 (fr) km#A132
1952  81,980 Proof
1952 D 746,130,000 0.09 0.09 0.11 0.12 0.24 0.83 4.00 (fr) km#A132
1952 S 137,800,004 0.08 0.08 0.38 0.38 5.45 (fr) km#A132
1953  256,755,000 0.02 0.10 0.14 0.14 0.14 2.74 (fr) km#A132
1953  128,800 Proof
1953 D 700,515,000 0.05 0.05 0.12 0.23 0.23 4.14 (fr) km#A132
1953 S 181,835,000 0.12 0.11 0.10 0.10 0.43 2.90 (fr) km#A132
1954  71,640,050 0.10 0.23 0.25 0.25 (fr) km#A132
1954  233,300 Proof
1954 D 251,552,500 0.10 0.10 0.13 0.17 2.98 (fr) km#A132
1954 S 96,190,000 0.07 0.07 0.10 0.87 5.06 (fr) km#A132
1955  330,958,200 0.03 0.10 0.22 0.22 0.32 0.32 (fr) km#A132
1955  double die
1955  378,200 Proof
1955 D 563,257,500 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.11 0.14 0.45 3.05 (fr) km#A132
1955 S 44,610,000 0.09 0.50 3.05 (fr) km#A132
1956  420,745,000 0.02 0.08 0.08 0.17 0.20 0.98 (fr) km#A132
1956  669,384 Proof
1956 D 1,098,201,100 0.08 0.08 0.11 0.11 0.20 0.44 1.00 (fr) km#A132
1956 D "D" on "D" overstruck variety
1957  282,540,000 0.02 0.09 0.09 0.16 0.16 2.51 (fr) km#A132
1957  1,247,952 Proof
1957 D 1,051,342,000 0.03 0.06 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.17 2.45 (fr) km#A132
1958  252,525,000 0.56 0.28 0.23 0.23 0.64 0.94 (fr) km#A132
1958  2 double die
1958  875,652 Proof
1958 D 800,953,300 0.79 0.46 0.25 0.21 0.20 0.20 0.92 (fr) km#A132

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