United States 1929 Lincoln Wheat Cent

United States 1929 Lincoln Cent

Hindsight is 20/20, and despite the Great Depression looming right around the corner, it was business as usual at the United States Mint in...
Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

Previously Known 1943-S Doubled Die Cent Discovered to Be Overdate

By Tom DeLorey ......   About 45 years ago, collector Del Romines came into my office at Coin World’s "Collectors Clearinghouse" with two well-worn 1943-P nickels...
Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Boulder City Collection of Classic US Cents in Heritage Showcase Auction

Heritage Auctions is proud to present, in a current Showcase sale, the Boulder City Collection. Built around an outstanding set of Flying Eagle and...
Q. David Bowers: Brief Notes on Indian Head Cents

Q. David Bowers: Brief Notes on Indian Head Cents

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   In 1859, a new design was adopted for the cent, incorporating on the obverse Miss Liberty...
1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

1922: A Unique Year in U.S. Coin History

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   Today, the United States Mint is the largest producer of coins in the world, striking billions of circulating coins, millions...
Mike Byers Mint Error News - 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1942-S Lincoln on Curaçao Cent Planchet

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   1942-S Wartime Lincoln Cent Struck on a Bronze Planchet NGC MS 62 Brown Unique Discovery Coin   This is a fascinating 1942-S...
Top Registry Set of Lincoln Cents Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Top Registry Set of Lincoln Cents Offered by David Lawrence Rare Coins

Sunday Auction #1215 from David Lawrence Rare Coins (DLRC) is now live and features over 600 total lots - including more than 20 Vault...
Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Near-Perfect DCAM Proof 1970-S Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

Collectors should note that a near-perfect Deep Cameo Proof 1970-S Lincoln cent, certified PR-69 RD by PCGS with a US bunting flag label, is...
The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent: A Popular Yet Controversial Coin

By Blanchard & Company ......   It was 1905. American coins had been sporting the same designs for over 50 years, and President Teddy Roosevelt decided...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent

1908-S Counterfeit Indian Head Cent   By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) ......   The grading room was recently presented with a 1908-S Indian Head cent for...
United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

United States 1936 Lincoln Cent

Demand for domestic coinage continued to grow in 1936 and the United States Mint responded by adding shifts and ramping up production. In Philadelphia,...
United States 1861 Indian Head Cent

United States 1861 Indian Head Cent

By January 1861, the process of southern secession was underway, signaling the onset of America’s deadliest war. Throughout this tumultuous year, the country experienced...
United States 1910 Lincoln Cent

United States 1910 Lincoln Cent

While still a fledgling design, the Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 50% more 1910 Lincoln cents than in 1909. In fact, it was the largest...

Bags in the Basement: Quantity Over Quality

By Victor Bozarth for PCGS ......   Some coin deals are more memorable than others. Most deals are “one and done”, and you go on to...
The 1894 Doubled Die Indian Cent

The 1894 Doubled Date Indian Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   One of the most enduring Indian Cent varieties is the 1894/1894 Doubled Date, a piece that excites not only...
GreatCollections Offering Chance for Mint State 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent

GreatCollections Offering Chance for Mint State 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent

By CoinWeek ....   For any first-year-of-issue Lincoln cent from the San Francisco Mint, it is hard to escape the shadow of the V.D.B. type on...

United States 1976 Lincoln Cent

1976 was an important year in American Numismatics. The Bicentennial quarter, half dollar and dollar had been released, featuring Jack Ahr's drummer, Seth Huntington's...

United States 1982 Lincoln Cent

1982 was a landmark year for the United States one-cent coin, as the metallic composition of the coin was changed from bronze to copper-plated...
GreatCollections Offering 1953-S Lincoln Cent With Spectacular Target Toning

GreatCollections Offering 1953-S Lincoln Cent With Spectacular Target Toning

By CoinWeek .....   A brilliantly “target toned” 1953-S Lincoln cent certified MS-65 BN by NGC with a green CAC sticker is being auctioned by GreatCollections....
Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

Where Are the Bronze Lincoln Memorial Cents Going?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   You may have noticed it’s getting harder to find bronze Lincoln Memorial cents in circulation these days. In the...

United States 1909-S Indian Head Cent

Description The 1909-S Indian Head cent is a semi-key coin that also represents one of the last issues of the iconic one-cent coin series that...
COAC 2021: The Victor David Brenner Centennial

COAC 2021: The Victor David Brenner Centennial

By Peter van Alfen for American Numismatic Society (ANS) ......   After a hiatus of a dozen years, this last Friday and Saturday (17–18 September) saw...

United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Description The 1969-S Lincoln Memorial cent is collected by many people for many reasons. Among Lincoln cent enthusiasts, the coin is, at the very least, coveted...
United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States' longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and its elegant...
Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

Is the 1911-S Lincoln Cent the Fifth Series Key?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS ......   Lincoln cent enthusiasts can reel off the “Big Four” key dates for their favorite series with little hesitation: 1909-S,...

Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent - courtesy of Heritage Auctions.   By Max Spiegel - Numismatic Researcher, NGC ......   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) recently received a...
United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

United States 1918 (P) Lincoln Cent

Description Lincoln cents were in short supply as the United States entered its second year of war in Europe. Increased wartime economic activity drove up...
Dave & Adam's Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Dave & Adam’s Submits Rare 1943 Bronze Cent to NGC for Certification

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified one of the finest examples of the famed 1943 Bronze Cent, an elusive mint error highly prized by...

Mike Byers Mint Error News – Mated Pair of 1974-S Lincoln Cents Struck by...

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Although there are U.S. coins that are two-headed (struck by two obverse dies), two-tailed (struck by two...
Top Pop 1909-S Lincoln Cent Repunched Mintmark Variety Offered by GreatCollections

Top Pop 1909-S Lincoln Cent Repunched Mintmark Variety Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek ....   On Sunday, April 18, bidding ends at GreatCollections.com for this S Over Horizontal S 1909-S Lincoln Cent, graded MS-67 RD by PCGS...