1959 1c MS BN

Mintage: 609,715,000

1959 1c MS RB

Mintage: 609,715,000

1959 1c MS RD

Mintage: 609,715,000

1959-D 1c MS BN

Mintage: 1,279,760,000

1959-D 1c MS RB

Mintage: 1,279,760,000

1959-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,279,760,000

1960 1c MS BN Large Date

Mintage: 586,405,000

1960 1c MS RB Large Date

Mintage: 586,405,000

1960 1c MS RD Large Date

Mintage: 586,405,000

1960 1c MS BN Small Date

Mintage: 586,405,000

1960 1c MS RB Small Date

Mintage: 586,405,000

1960 1c MS RD Small Date

Mintage: 586,405,000

1960-D 1c MS BN Large Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D 1c MS RB Large Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D 1c MS RD Large Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D 1c MS BN Small Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D 1c MS RB Small Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D 1c MS RD Small Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D/D 1c MS BN Small/Large Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D/D 1c MS RB Small/Large Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1960-D/D 1c MS RD Small/Large Date

Mintage: 1,580,884,000

1961 1c MS RD

Mintage: 753,345,000

1961-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,753,266,700

1962 1c MS RD

Mintage: 606,045,000

1962-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,793,148,140

1963 1c MS RD

Mintage: 754,110,000

1963-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,774,020,400

1964 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,648,575,000

1964-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,799,071,500

1965 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,497,224,900

1966 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,188,147,783

1967 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,048,667,100

1967 1c MS RB

Mintage: 3,048,667,100

1968 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,707,880,970

1968-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,886,269,600

1968-S 1c MS RD

Mintage: 258,270,001

1969 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,136,910,000

1969-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,002,832,200

1969-S 1c MS RD

Mintage: 544,375,000

1969-S 1c MS BN Doubled Die

Mintage: 544,375,000

1969-S 1c MS RB Doubled Die

Mintage: 544,375,000

1969-S 1c MS RD Doubled Die

Mintage: 544,375,000

1970 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,898,315,000

1970-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,891,438,900

1970-S 1c MS RD Small Date

Mintage: 690,560,004

1970-S 1c MS RD Large Date

Mintage: 690,560,004

1971 1c MS RD

Mintage: 1,919,490,000

1971 1c MS BN Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 1,919,490,000

1971 1c MS RB Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 1,919,490,000

1971 1c MS RD Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 1,919,490,000

1971-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,911,045,600

1971-S 1c MS RD

Mintage: 525,133,459

1972/1972 1c MS BN

Mintage: 2,933,255,000

1972/1972 1c MS RB

Mintage: 2,933,255,000

1972/1972 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,933,255,000

1972 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,933,255,000

1972-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,665,071,400

1972-S 1c MS RD

Mintage: 376,939,108

1973 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,728,245,000

1973-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,549,576,588

1973-S 1c MS RD

Mintage: 317,177,295

1974 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,232,140,523

1974-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,235,098,000

1974-S 1c MS RD

Mintage: 409,426,660

1975 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,451,476,142

1975-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,505,275,300

1976 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,674,292,426

1976-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,221,592,455

1977 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,469,930,000

1977-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,194,062,300

1978 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,558,605,000

1978-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,280,233,400

1979 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,018,515,000

1979-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,139,357,254

1980 1c MS RD

Mintage: 7,414,705,000

1980-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,140,098,660

1981 1c MS RD

Mintage: 7,491,750,000

1981-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,373,235,677

1982 1c MS RD Zinc, Small Date

Mintage: 10,712,525,000

1982 1c MS RD

Mintage: 10,712,525,000

1982 1c MS RD Zinc, Large Date

Mintage: 10,712,525,000

1982 1c MS RD Bronze Large Date

Mintage: 10,712,525,000

1982 1c MS RD Bronze, Small Date

Mintage: 10,712,525,000

1982-D Small Date 1c MS RD Bronze

Mintage: 6,012,979,368

1982-D 1c MS RD Zinc, Small Date

Mintage: 6,012,979,368

1982-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,012,979,368

1982-D 1c MS RD Zinc, Large Date

Mintage: 6,012,979,368

1983 1c MS RD

Mintage: 7,752,355,000

1983 1c MS BN Doubled Die Reverse

Mintage: 7,752,355,000

1983 1c MS RB Doubled Die Reverse

Mintage: 7,752,355,000

1983 1c MS RD Doubled Die Reverse

Mintage: 7,752,355,000

1983-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,467,199,428

1984 1c MS RD

Mintage: 8,151,079,000

1984 1c MS BN Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 8,151,079,000

1984 1c MS RB Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 8,151,079,000

1984 1c MS RD Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 8,151,079,000

1984-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,569,238,906

1985 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,648,489,887

1985-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,287,339,926

1986 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,491,395,493

1986-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,442,866,698

1987 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,682,466,931

1987-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,879,389,514

1988 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,092,810,000

1988-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,253,740,443

1989 1c MS RD

Mintage: 7,261,535,000

1989-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,345,467,111

1990 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,851,765,000

1990-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,922,894,533

1991 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,165,940,000

1991-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,158,446,076

1992 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,648,905,000

1992 1c MS RD Close AM

Mintage: 4,448,673,300

1992-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,448,673,300

1992-D 1c MS RD Close AM

Mintage: 4,448,673,300

1993 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,684,705,000

1993-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,426,650,571

1994 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,500,850,000

1994-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 7,131,765,000

1995 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,411,440,000

1995 1c MS BN Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 6,411,440,000

1995 1c MS RB Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 6,411,440,000

1995 1c MS RD Doubled Die Obverse

Mintage: 6,411,440,000

1995-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 7,128,560,000

1996 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,612,465,000

1996-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,510,795,000

1997 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,622,800,000

1997-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,576,555,000

1998 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,032,155,000

1998 1c MS RD Wide AM

Mintage: 5,032,155,000

1998-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,225,353,500

1999 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,237,600,000

1999 1c MS RD Wide AM

Mintage: 5,237,600,000

1999-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 6,360,065,000

2000 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,503,200,000

2000 1c MS RD Wide AM

Mintage: 5,503,200,000

2000 1c MS RD Cheerios

Mintage: 5,503,200,000

2000-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 8,774,220,000

2001 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,959,600,000

2001-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 5,374,990,000

2002 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,260,800,000

2002-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,028,055,000

2003 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,300,000,000

2003-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,548,000,000

2004 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,379,600,000

2004-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,456,400,000

2005 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,935,600,000

2006 1c MS RD

Mintage: 4,290,000,000

2006-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,944,000,000

2007 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,762,400,000

2007-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 3,638,800,000

2008 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,558,800,000

2008-D 1c MS RD

Mintage: 2,849,600,000

Series Overview

Lincoln Memorial cents were struck from 1959 through 2008 and reign as one of the world?s most widely recognizable coins. While the Lincoln Memorial cent is technically an obsolete series, billions are still in circulation. Save for any changes to United States laws against the melting of copper coins, these coins are likely to remain common for decades to come. The Lincoln Memorial cent contains the original 1909-vintage Lincoln obverse design by Victor David Brenner and includes a reverse design by Frank Gasparro. The Lincoln cent redesign, replacing the original wheat reverse motif that premiered with the series in 1909, was launched to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 150 anniversary of birth.

While largely common, Lincoln Memorial cents do offer collectors a few neat varieties and a handful of real rarities. Chief among the error varieties are the 1969-S, 1972, 1983, 1984, and 1995 doubled dies, with the 1969-S doubled die pulling high five- and low six-figure prices on the scarce occasions when the rarity turns up in auction. Also important to recognize are the 1960 and 1960-D large and small date varieties and the 1970-S small date cents.

In 1982, the composition of the Lincoln cent changed from 95% copper and 5% zinc to copper-plated zinc. Making matters all the more complicated for numismatists are the large- and small-date varieties of 1982 shared across both compositional profiles. At least a few significant transitional errors were born of this milestone compositional changeup, with the most valuable being the 1982-D bronze small-date Lincoln cent; the discovery specimen of which sold for $18,800 in 2017. To date, similar though less-valuable off-metal transitional errors are known for the 1983-D and, more oddly, the 1989-D Lincoln cent.