Coins catalog - Cent, Lincoln Memorial (1959-2008), United States of America


Cent, Lincoln Memorial (1959-2008)

The Lincoln cent is the current one cent coin of the US Dollar. It was adopted in 1909, replacing the Indian Head cent. Its obverse, featuring a bust of Abraham Lincoln (to commemorate his centennial), has been in continuous usage. Its reverse was changed in 1959 from a wheat stalks design to a design which includes the Lincoln Memorial (to commemorate Lincoln's sesquicentennial)
Detail of reverse showing Lincoln statue inside the memorial.

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