Cents


U.S. Cents

Minted 1793 to date

 

Large Cents: This very large coin was the first denomination minted in America, starting with the Chain Cent in 1793. The production of Large Cents continued through 1857 with several Types and numerous varieties.

Flying Eagle Cents: Beginning in 1856, a limited number of Proof Flying Eagle Cents were struck but not for general circulation. In 1857, production began on the short-lived Flying Eagle Cent for commerce, a design which survived for only 2 years.

Indian Cents: Beginning in 1859, minting started for the Indian Cent, continuing through 1909. From 1859 to 1864 these coins were struck in Copper-Nickel, and Bronze from later in 1864 to 1909. All Cents were struck in Philadelphia until 1908 and 1909, when Indian Cents were also struck at the San Francisco Mint, the first time that a U.S. Cent was struck other than at Philadelphia.

Lincoln Wheat Cents: Later in 1909, production began on the Lincoln Cent, with the 1909-VDB variety with the initials of the designer, Victor D. Brenner, on the reverse, continuing today in a very similar form.

Lincoln Memorial Cents: In 1958, the reverse -wheat back- design was replaced with an image of the Lincoln Memorial, and in 2009 the coin was again redesigned in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its issue.

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Indian CentIndian CentIndian Cent In 1959, the reverse -wheat back- design was replaced with an image of the Lincoln Memorial, and in 2009 the coin was again redesigned in celebration of the 100 anniversary of its issue.