Lincoln Cents


Lincoln Cents were released in 1909, with the reverse of the coin changed in 1959. Due to this, pieces from 1909 Ė 1959 are very valuable and rare to coin collectors.

Lincoln Cents from that era were made from copper and there were 6 different types of them. These were the 1909 and 1909-S Indian Head Cents,
and four Lincoln coins - 1909 VDB, 1909-S VDB, 1909, and 1909-S.

If you are looking to buy rare Lincoln Cents, the list below shows some available for sale:

1963 P D LINCOLN MEMORIAL PENNY 2 COIN SET #W5584
1963 P D LINCOLN MEMORIAL PENNY 2 COIN SET #W5584
Price: $1.75 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 29m
1925-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny LOWEST PRICES ON THE BAY! FREE SHIPPING!
1925-D Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny LOWEST PRICES ON THE BAY!  FREE SHIPPING!
Price: $2.19 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 30m
1929 S EXTRA FINE 2 Lincoln Wheat Cent 6 BUT YOU GRADE IT
1929 S  EXTRA FINE  2 Lincoln Wheat Cent 6 BUT YOU GRADE IT
Price: $6.25 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 30m
1922-D Lincoln cent - XF #788
1922-D Lincoln cent  -  XF  #788
Price: $42.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 31m
1917 D Lincoln Wheat Cent - Nice Collector Grade Album Unslabbed Coin - # 134438
1917 D Lincoln Wheat Cent - Nice Collector Grade Album Unslabbed Coin - # 134438
Price: $3.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 32m
1982 1C Zinc Lg Date Lincoln Cent MS 66 ANACS # 4528491 Authenticated + Bonus
1982 1C Zinc Lg Date Lincoln Cent MS 66 ANACS # 4528491 Authenticated + Bonus
Price: $29.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 32m

About Lincoln Cents


The Lincoln cents were introduced in the year 1909 in memory of the former president of the United States and also to celebrate his 100th birthday. The cents was designed by Victor D.Brenner who had made the obverse of the coin with the profile picture of the Lincoln by Mathew Brady. The reverse side had two wheat heads on it. Hence these cent coins were also called as wheat cents. The Lincoln coin was well accepted by the public and is in use till today, with minor changes in the interim period.

As soon after a short period of the launch of the coin a scandal broke out regarding the letters VDB of the designer Victor being prominent on the coin. Later on the coinís design was altered and the letters were removed. The coin was very popular and showed uniqueness as it was the first coin to be launched without the traditional statue of liberty on it as like the previous coins.

The Lincoln cents when first launched had the same composition as that of the Indian head cent. Though, later on the composition varied due to the raise in the price of copper. This caused the cost of producing one cent coin to shoot up to seventy percent more than its face value. Hence the US mint found an alternative to this problem and opted for an alloy with 97.5% zinc and a pure copper coating. Though this looked like the previous copper coins it had problems of getting corroded easily and the copper coating getting oxidized.

After 50 years from its first launch the reverse side design of the Lincoln coin had a change and the Lincoln memorial was minted on its reverse side. In the year 2009 which marks 200th birth year of Lincoln the government released four new reverse side designs showing the various stages of Lincolnís life.

The value of the Lincoln cents may be thrice of its face value if the coin is in good shape. The value of the cents ranges according to the years of production engraved on it. At present the government has planned to release another reverse side design for the Lincoln cent and is soon planning to stop the production as it costs more than the face value of the cents to produce it.