The Lincoln Cent started minting in 1909 and replaced the Indian Head cent. The coins obverse features a bust of Abraham Lincoln. It has been in continuous usage, while its reverse was changed in 1959 to the Lincoln Memorial. This design change was to celebrate Lincolns sesquicentennial. There are more pennies produced than any other cent, which makes the Lincoln Cent very well known. During the long years this coin has been in circulation, it has weathered two World Wars and has the longest running design on its obverse used in American coinage.
Collection sold with eighty-two coins (non-proof issues). Condition is Uncirculated, including mintmarks P (Philadelphia), D (Denver), and S (San Francisco). Mounted in its own folder.
Composition from 1959-1962: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc Composition from 1962-1982: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc Composition from 1982-Present: 97.5% Zinc, 2.5% Copper