U.S. Coins: Small Cents
1936 Brill. RD DCAM · Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse (Proof)
About 1936 Brill. RD DCAM Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse (Proof)
While coin collectors were happy to see new regular-issue proof coinage for the first time since 1916, many didn?t like the satin proofs that debuted earlier in 1936. This numismatic outcry led the US Mint to strike brilliant proofs with mirror-like finishes. These more brilliant proofs became extremely popular and were struck in much larger numbers than their satin-finish counterparts. While 1936 proofs are scarcer than the proof coinage that came later on, these 1930s proofs are much more common than the matte proofs that were struck from 1909 through 1936.
|Denom:||1c / Cent|
|Coinage Type:||Lincoln obverse, Wheat reverse|
|Composition:||95% copper; 5% tin & zinc|
|Variety 2:||Type 2, Brilliant Finish|
|Designer:||Victor D. Brenner|
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