When the Lincoln Cent was released into circulation on August 2, 1909, it was the first coin to bear the motto "In God We Trust." The number of coins struck was around 27,995,000. The designer was Victor D. Brenner, a sculptor from New York. This cent was minted to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Lincolns Birth.
Collection sold with fifty-one coins. Condition is Very Good to Extremely Fine including all mintmarks from Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. Mounted in its own folder.
Composition from 1941-1942: Bronze (95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc) Composition 1943: 100% Steel with a thin outside layer of Zinc Composition from 1944-1945: “Shell Casing” Bronze (95% Copper, 5% Zinc) Composition from 1946-1958: Bronze (95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc)