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Lincoln Cents: Treasures in Your Change

TREASURES I CHANGE LINCOLN CENTS ABOUT = LINCOLN CENT The Lincoln Cent was introduced in 1909 to celebrate the 100th LIDERTY anniversary of his birth. The obverse has a right-facing bust of Abraham Lincoln. The reverse featured two ears of wheat through 1958 (known as a "wheat penny.) The Lincoln Memorial replaced the wheat in 1959. For the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth in 2009, four special designs from Lincoln's life were featured. Since 2010, the reverse has been a Union Shield with the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. LINCOLN CENT ERRORS TH CO It's still possible to find valuable coins in your change today, even in your pennies! Many Lincoln Cent error coins can be worth $5 - $15, and some can go for hundreds, depending on the condition. LUDERTY 1982 WHAS LOOK FOR DOUBLED DIES REPUNCHED MINTMARK OVER MINTMARK LIBERTY 1952 This happens when the die slips while the design is being pressed into it. Until 1990, the mint marks were hand-punched onto coin dies. Sometimes the punch would slip. All dies are made in Philadelphia. Sometimes a worker would put the wrong mint mark on a die and have to punch the proper one over it. KEY DATES RARE LINCOLNS STILL FOUND IN CIRCULATION 1909 VDB* 1909 San Francisco Mint 1946 S over D 1960 double die large date 1914 Denver Mint 1931 San Francisco Mint 1969-S double die obverse 1983 copper (weighs 3.1 gr instead of 2.5 gr) *VBD stands for Victor D. Brenner, 1994 double die reverse the artist that designed the coin. Infographic brought to you by: G GAINESVILLE COINS [email protected] (813) 482-9300 .COM

Lincoln Cents: Treasures in Your Change

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Your Pennies may be worth BIG bucks. That penny you just picked up off the ground may be worth more than 1c. Key dates and US Mint error Lincoln Cents can be found in your everyday change. This inf...


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