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Lincoln Cent - 1959-2007
  • Quality: Proof, Uncirculated, Circulating  
  • Production Facility: Philadelphia; Denver  
  • Public Law Number: Act of April 2, 1792  
Portrait of President Lincoln.  Inscribed: In God We Trust, Liberty, date
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Obverse Description:
The image on this coin, featuring President Abraham Lincoln, was first produced in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The coin replaced the Indian Head Cent. The Lincoln cent was the first cent produced with the motto In God We Trust. The inscriptions on this coins says: In God We Trust and Liberty and the date. Two United States Mint Directors, James Ross Snowden and James Pollock, served under President Lincoln's tenure in office
Obverse Designer:
Victor D. Brenner

Image of the Lincoln Memorial.  Inscribed: United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, One Cent
Reverse: Download
Reverse Description:
The reverse of this coin was introduced in 1959. The image of the Lincoln Memorial was selected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The image on this coin, replaced the Wheat Ears design that appeared on the reverse of the 1909 Lincoln cent. The inscriptions on this coins says: United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, and One Cent
Reverse Designer:
Frank Gasparro

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