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Lincoln 1909s VDB Lincoln 1909s VDB
Code: 81
Price: $750.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: VF-20
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Lincoln 1909s VDB Lincoln 1909s VDB
Code: 82
Price: $1,099.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 55
Grader: Trends = $1900
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Lincoln 1909s VDB Lincoln 1909s VDB
Code: 83
Price: $1,495.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: 61RB
Grader: not gradeable
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1909s VDB Lincoln 1909s VDB
Code: 84
Price: $1,899.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS/CAC 63RB
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1909s VDB Lincoln 1909s VDB
Code: 85
Price: $1,999.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC/CAC 64BN
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1909s VDB Lincoln 1909s VDB
Code: 86
Price: $2,250.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 64RB
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1909 s/s Lincoln 1909 s/s
Code: 87
Price: $795.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 64RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1909 s/s Lincoln 1909 s/s
Code: 89
Price: $1,359.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1910 Lincoln 1910
Code: 90
Price: $1,350.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC PR64 RB
Grader: great color & strike, 95% red Trends = $2000
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1910 Lincoln 1910
Code: 91
Price: $1,399.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS PR64 RD
Grader: A generous mintage of 4,118 matte proof Lincoln cents was accomplished in 1910. This attractive Choice specimen is sharply detailed throughout, with original red surfaces that show few signs of contact. Population: 40 in 64 Red, Trends = $2300
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Lincoln 1910 Lincoln 1910
Code: 92
Price: $1,695.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC PR65 RB
Grader: great color & strike Trends = $2000
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1910 Lincoln 1910
Code: 94
Price: $899.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 66RD
Grader: PQ!
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1910 s Lincoln 1910 s
Code: 95
Price: $699.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: Well struck with lots of Mint Red.
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1910 s Lincoln 1910 s
Code: 96
Price: $2,285.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 66RD
Grader: Well struck and fully red. Pop 45; 4 finer in 67
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1912 Lincoln 1912
Code: 97
Price: $1,999.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC PR65RB
Grader: PQ!
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1912 Lincoln 1912
Code: 98
Price: $2,750.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS/CAC PR65RB
Grader: PQ!, CAC
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1912 s Lincoln 1912 s
Code: 99
Price: $1,899.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: his S-mint issue is accessible through near-Gem condition, while finer examples are scarcely seen. Splashes of magenta and lime-green color complement the softly frosted, copper-orange surfaces, contributing a strong degree of eye appeal. Sharply defined and carefully preserved. Population: 66 in 65
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Lincoln 1912 s Lincoln 1912 s
Code: 100
Price: $199.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 66RB
Grader: PCGS = $3500 A needle-sharp and carbon-free cent with a glossy, unperturbed appearance. Obverse rim die breaks from 9 o'clock to 10:30 may be of interest to the specialist.
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Lincoln 1912 s Lincoln 1912 s
Code: 101
Price: $4,399.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 66RD
Grader: NGC Price Guide = $11,510.00 Pop = 1 None HIGHER!!
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1913 Lincoln 1913
Code: 102
Price: $1,599.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS/CAC PR65RB
Grader: CAC, Splashes of orange mint color accompany the iridescent toning of this lovely Gem.
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1913 Lincoln 1913
Code: 103
Price: $1,399.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS PR65RB
Grader: Lustrous and boldly detailed with a remarkable array of gold, purple, green, and bluish-purple hues
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1913 Lincoln 1913
Code: 104
Price: $300.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 64RD
Grader: Well struck with lots of Mint Red. PQ!
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1915D Lincoln 1915D
Code: 105
Price: $999.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1916 Lincoln 1916
Code: 106
Price: $399.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1916 D Lincoln 1916 D
Code: 107
Price: $1,600.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: Bid = $2500 / Trends $3250
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1916 s Lincoln 1916 s
Code: 108
Price: $599.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 64RB
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1916 s Lincoln 1916 s
Code: 109
Price: $899.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 64RB
Grader: 95% Red
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1917 DDO Lincoln 1917 DDO
Code: 110
Price: $6,900.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCI 65RB
Grader: "Trends = $15,000"
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Lincoln 1917 s Lincoln 1917 s
Code: 111
Price: $8,500.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: "Gray sheet bid = $10,000. The design elements are sharply detailed and vibrant mint luster adds to the outstanding eye appeal. Population: 16 in 65 Red, 1 finer"
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1918 s Lincoln 1918 s
Code: 112
Price: $1,050.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 65RB
Grader: Trends = $1750
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1919 s Lincoln 1919 s
Code: 115
Price: $130.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 63BN
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1921 s Lincoln 1921 s
Code: 116
Price: $2,675.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS/CAC 64RD
Grader: CAC, Quite a rare coin in Red. Nice mint red color.
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1921 s Lincoln 1921 s
Code: 117
Price: $1,599.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 64RD
Grader: The surfaces are a lustrous copper-gold on this near-Gem. The mintmark and other devices display an attractive level of detail overall, with some incompleteness observed, as is generally the case for this issue. A few minute marks appear on the upper reverse. Population: 87 in 64 Red
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Lincoln 1921 s Lincoln 1921 s
Code: 118
Price: $699.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NTC 65BN
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1921 s Lincoln 1921 s
Code: 119
Price: $899.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NTC 65RB
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1922 no D Mint Error Reverse Struck thru Lincoln 1922 no D Mint Error Reverse Struck thru
Code: 121
Price: $1,195.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 20
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1922 no D Lincoln 1922 no D
Code: 124
Price: $1,299.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 25
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1923 Lincoln 1923
Code: 125
Price: $650.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: Boldly struck and fully red. A very nice Red coin. CAC & PQ!
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1926 D Lincoln 1926 D
Code: 128
Price: $2,199.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: This lustrous wheat-gold Gem is boldly struck save for the AM in AMERICA. Marks are absent, and study beneath a loupe shows only distributed microscopic carbon. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 49 in 65 Red, 4 finer
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Lincoln 1928 D Lincoln 1928 D
Code: 129
Price: $395.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC/CAC 65RB
Grader: CAC
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1928 s Lincoln 1928 s
Code: 130
Price: $4,399.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: Housed in an Old Green Holder. Bright copper-red color over both sides with surfaces that are virtually mark-free. Just a hint of light patina has begun to form at the base of the reverse. Well struck. This is one of only a few MS65 specimens certified by both services combined. Pop 40
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Lincoln 1931 s Lincoln 1931 s
Code: 131
Price: $650.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS/CAC 65RD
Grader: CAC Approved PQ. Well struck with nice red colors
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1931 s Lincoln 1931 s
Code: 132
Price: $550.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Grader: PQ. Well struck
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1931 s Lincoln 1931 s
Code: 133
Price: $450.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: ANACS 65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1931 s Lincoln 1931 s
Code: 134
Price: $299.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCI 65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 135
Price: $15.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 64RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 136
Price: $25.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 137
Price: $39.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 66RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 138
Price: $225.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 67RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 139
Price: $1,250.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC PR65RB Type 1
Grader: Brilliantly mirrored fields reside beneath deep orange mint color that is starting to change to brown and pale blue.
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 140
Price: $695.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCI PR64RD Type2
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 141
Price: $2,399.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC PR65RD Type2
Grader: PCGS = $2500 Deep cherry-red toning over both sides fails to conceal the watery reflectivity in the fields. Fully struck with nearly flawless surfaces. Census: 68 in 65
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Lincoln 1936 Lincoln 1936
Code: 142
Price: $2,499.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS PR65RD Type2
Grader: Type Two--Brilliant Finish. Both sides of this Gem proof are awash with orange-red brilliance, and each exhibits sharply struck design elements. This is a very pleasing eye appealing specimen.
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1937 Lincoln 1937
Code: 144
Price: $99.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: Raw 64RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1937 Lincoln 1937
Code: 145
Price: $295.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS PR65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1938 Lincoln 1938
Code: 146
Price: $99.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NTC PR65RB
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1939 Lincoln 1939
Code: 147
Price: $175.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PR65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1942 Lincoln 1942
Code: 148
Price: $90.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PR65RB
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1943 Stk on Silver dime Lincoln 1943 Stk on Silver dime
Code: 149
Price: $4,900.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS/CAC 50
Grader: CAC
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1943PDS Lincoln 1943PDS
Code: 150
Price: $495.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 67
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1943 Lincoln 1943
Code: 151
Price: $59.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NTC 68
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1950 Lincoln 1950
Code: 152
Price: $75.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PR63RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1950 Lincoln 1950
Code: 153
Price: $99.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PR65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1950 Lincoln 1950
Code: 154
Price: $2,750.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC PR66RDCameo
Grader: PCGS= $8000
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1955/55 Lincoln 1955/55
Code: 155
Price: $3,350.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: NGC 63
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1970 s Small Date - PCGS 63RD Lincoln 1970 s Small Date - PCGS 63RD
Code: 156
Price: $50.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 63RD
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Lincoln 1970 s Small Date - PCGS 64RD Lincoln 1970 s Small Date - PCGS 64RD
Code: 157
Price: $55.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 64RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1970 s Small Date - PCGS 65RD Lincoln 1970 s Small Date - PCGS 65RD
Code: 158
Price: $65.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 65RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1972 DD Lincoln 1972 DD
Code: 159
Price: $350.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: Raw 62RB
Quantity in Basket: none
 



Lincoln 1995 Lincoln 1995
Code: 162
Price: $99.00
Country: US
Denomination: Cent
Grade: PCGS 67RD
Quantity in Basket: none
 





History of the Lincoln Cent

When the Lincoln one-cent coin made its initial appearance in 1909, it marked a radical departure from the accepted styling of United States coins, introducing as it did for the first time a portrait coin in the regular series. A strong feeling had prevailed against using portraits on our coins, but public sentiment stemming from the 100th anniversary celebration of Abraham Lincoln's birth proved stronger than the long-standing prejudice. The only person invited to participate in the formulation of the new design was Victor David Brenner. President Theodore Roosevelt was so impressed with the talents of this outstanding sculptor that Brenner was singled out by the President for the commission. The likeness of President Lincoln on the obverse of the coin is an adaptation of a plaque Brenner executed several years earlier which had come to the attention of President Roosevelt.

In addition to the prescribed elements on our coins -- LIBERTY and the date -- the motto In God We Trust appeared for the first time on a coin of this denomination. Of interest also is the fact that the Congress passed the Act of March 3, 1865, authorizing the use of this motto on our coins during Lincoln's tenure in office. A study of three models for the coin's reverse resulted in the approval of a very simple design bearing two wheatheads in memorial style. Between these, in the center of the coin, are the denomination and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, while curving around the upper border is the national motto, E Pluribus Unum, which means "One out of Many."

Even though no legislation was required for the new design, approval of the Secretary of the Treasury was necessary to make the change. Franklin MacVeagh gave his approval on July 14, 1909, and not quite three weeks later, on August 2, 1909, the new coin was released to the public. The original model bore Brenner's name. Before the coins were issued, however, the initials "VDB" were substituted because officials at the United States Mint felt the name was too prominent. After the coin was released, many protested that even the initials were conspicuous and detracted from the design. Because the coin was in great demand, and due to the fact that to make a change would have required halting production, the decision was made to eliminate the initials entirely. They were restored in 1918, and are to be found in minute form on the rim, just under the shoulder of Lincoln. There are more one-cent coins produced than any other denomination, which makes the Lincoln cent a familiar item. In its life span, this coin has weathered two world conflicts, one of which changed it materially, because metals play a vital part in any war effort.

At the time of World War II, the one-cent coin was composed of 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc. These metals were denied to the Mint for the duration of the war, making it necessary for the Mint to seek a substitute material. After much deliberation, even including consideration of plastics, zinc-coated steel was chosen as the best in a limited range of suitable materials. Production of the war-time cent was provided for in an Act of Congress approved on December 18, 1942, which also set as the expiration date of the authority December 31, 1946. Low-grade carbon steel formed the base of these coins, to which a zinc coating .005 inch thick was deposited on each side electrolytically as a rust preventative. The same size was maintained, but the weight was reduced from the standard 48 grains to 42 grains, due to the use of a lighter alloy. Production commenced on February 27, 1943, and by December 31, 1943, the three Mint facilities had produced 1,093,838,670 of the one-cent coins. The copper released for the war effort was enough to meet the combined needs of 2 cruisers, 2 destroyers, 1,243 flying fortresses, 120 field guns and 120 howitzers, or enough for 1.25 million shells for our big field guns.

On January 1, 1944, the Mint was able to adopt a modified alloy, the supply being derived from expended shell casing which when melted furnished a composition similar to the original, but with a faint trace of tin. The original weight of 48 grains was also restored. On February 12, 1959, a revised reverse design was introduced as part of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. No formal competition was held. Frank Gasparro, then Assistant Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint, prepared the winning entry, selected from a group of 23 models that the engraving staff at the Mint had been asked to present for consideration. Again, only the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury was necessary to make the change because the design had been in use for more than the required 25 years.

The imposing marble Lincoln Memorial provides the central motif, with the legends E Pluribus Unum and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA completing the design, together with the denomination. The initials "FG" appear on the right, near the shrubbery. The composition of the coin was changed again in 1962. Mint officials felt that deletion of the tin content would have no adverse effect on the wearing qualities of the coin, whereas, the manufacturing advantages to be gained with the alloy stabilized at 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc would be of much benefit. Congressional authority for this modification is contained in an Act of Congress approved on September 5, 1962. In 1982, the coin's composition changed again to copper-plated zinc. These coins, which are still being produced today, contain 97.6 percent zinc and 2.4 percent copper. This coin is identical in size and appearance to the predominantly copper cent issued before 1982, but this modification saves the Government an estimated $25 million in metal costs every year.

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