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Denver, Colorado 80246

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1792 Birch Cent

United States 1/2 Cent

United States Penny / Cents:

The United States one-cent coin, commonly known as a penny, is a unit of currency equaling one one-hundredth of a United States dollar. Its symbol is . Its obverse has featured the profile of President Abraham Lincoln since 1909, the centennial of his birth. From 1959 (the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's birth) to 2008, the reverse featured the Lincoln Memorial. Four different reverse designs in 2009 honored Lincoln's 200th birthday, while a new, permanent reverse was introduced in 2010. The coin is 0.75 inches (19.05 mm) in diameter and 0.061 inches (1.55 mm) in thickness.

The one-cent coin is often called a penny, but the U.S. Mint's official name for this coin is "cent" and the U.S. Treasury's official name is "one cent piece".

As of March 2008, it cost the U.S. Mint 1.7 cents to make a penny, 70% more than the value of the coin.

  • Large Cents Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse (All are rare) 1793 $1,000.00-$10,000.00
  • Large Cents Flowing Hair, Wreath Reverse (All are rare) 1793 $400.00-$4,000.00
  • Large Cents Liberty Cap (Rare date: 1793) 1793-1796 $75.00-$750.00
  • Large Cents Draped Bust (Rare dates: 1799, 1804) 1796-1807 $15.00-$250.00 $1,000.00-$3,500.00
  • Large Cents Classic Head (No rare dates) 1808-1814 $15.00-$400.00 $2,000.00-$5,000.00
  • Large Cents Matron Head (Scarce date: 1823) 1816-1835 $5.00-$50.00 $150.00-$300.00
  • Large Cents Young Head (No rare dates) 1835-1857 $5.00-$25.00 $100.00-$200.00
  • Flying Eagle Cents Flying Eagle (Rare date: 1856) 1856-1858 $5.00-$25.00 $100.00-$200.00
  • Indian Head (Rare dates: 1877, 1909-S; Scarce dates: All 1859-1879, 1908-S) 1859-1909 $0.50-$3.00 $15.00-$50.00
  • Lincoln Cents Wheat Ear Reverse (Rare dates: 1909-S, 1909-S V.D.B., 1914-D, 1922, 1931-S, 1955 Doubled Date; Scarce dates: 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922-D, 1922-D, 1924-D) 1909-1958 $0.02-$0.05 $0.05-$0.50
  • Lincoln Cents Steel w/Zinc Plating (Very common -- sticks to a magnet) 1943 $0.05-$0.10 $0.50-$1.00
  • Lincoln Cents Lincoln Memorial Reverse (Rare date: 1972 Doubled Date) 1959-Present Face Value Face Value
  • Lincoln Cents 1943 Copper (All are rare -- won't stick to a magnet) 1943

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