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1959-2008 Lincoln Memorial Cent Design

  • The Lincoln Memorial Cent was introduced in 1959 as the successor of the Lincoln Wheat Cent. The reverse design was changed to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, which also coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Lincoln Cent. An image of the Lincoln Memorial replaced the prior wheat stalks design. The obverse design of the coin remained as the same bust of Lincoln which had been in use since 1909.
  • Lincoln Memorial Cent

     


    In late 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized a change for the Lincoln Cent reverse design. The new reverse design by Frank Gasparro, the United States Mint Assistant Engraver, featured a rendering of the Lincoln Memorial. The depiction includes sufficient detail to reveal the Lincoln Monument within the structure. At the time, this represented the only time a person was featured on both the obverse and reverse of the same U.S. coin. The inscription “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” appears above the Memorial with “E PLURIBUS UNUM” directly beneath. The denomination “ONE CENT” appears in larger letters beneath the Memorial.
  • The Lincoln Memorial Cent was produced in massive numbers from 1959 to 2008. Coins have been minted at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint during the course of the series. The West Point Mint has also produced small mintages of Lincoln Cents, although the coins intentionally did not include a mint mark in order to prevent hoarding of the pieces.
  • After being in production for nearly 50 years, the Memorial reverse was discontinued after 2008. For the following 2009 Lincoln Cents, a series of four different reverse designs were created to celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln. Starting in 2010, another new reverse design would be created as a permanent replacement for the Memorial reverse.

 taken from: http://lincolncents.net/

 

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1962-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1968 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1968-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1968-S UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1969 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1969-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1969-S UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1970 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1970-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1970-S Large Date UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1971-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1973 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1973-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1973-S UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1974 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1974-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1974-S UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1975 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1975-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1976 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1976-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1977 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1977-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1977-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1978 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1978-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1978-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1979 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1979-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1980 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1980-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1980-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1981 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1981-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1981-S Type 1 Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1982-S Brass Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1983-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1984 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1984-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1985 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1985-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1986-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1986-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1987 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1987-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1987-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1988 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1988-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1989 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1989-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1990-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1990-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1991 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1991-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1992 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1992-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1993 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1993-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1993-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1994 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1994-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1994-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1995-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1996 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1996-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1996-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1997 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1997-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1997-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1998 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1998-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1998-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1999 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 1999-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 2000 UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 2000-D UNC

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 2000-S Proof

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Lincoln Memorial Cent 2008-S Proof