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20th Century Penny Collection

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• One Indian Head Penny and one Lincoln “Wheat Ears” Penny struck in .950 copper and .050 tin and zinc, one Lincoln Penny struck in steel coated with zinc, one Lincoln “wheat ears” Shell Case Penny struck in .950 copper and .050 zinc, and two Lincoln “Memorial” Pennies struck in .950 copper and .050 tin and/or zinc or .992 zinc and .008 copper with a plating of copper. 

• A collection representing the history of the Penny in the 20th century, from the classic Indian Head Penny to the rarely-seen Lincoln Penny Proof.

• 1859-1909 Indian Head Penny, 1909-1958 Lincoln “wheat ears” Penny, 1943 Lincoln Steel Penny, 1944-1946 Lincoln Shell Case Penny, 1959-1999 Lincoln “Memorial” Penny, and 1959-1999 Lincoln “Memorial” Penny Proof.

• Coins are delivered in a custom coin wallet with a Certificate of Authenticity.

• The first coin is the Indian Head Penny, which was last made in 1909.

• It depicts Lady Liberty dressed as an Indian princess; it was one of the first U.S. coins to feature a Native American. 

The Lincoln Penny was first minted in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

• The 1909-1958 coins feature the famous wheat ears design on the reverse.

• In 1943, the U.S. Mint struck the first and only steel coin in U.S. history; it was an emergency World War II issue that was made for only one year. 

• In 1944-46, the Penny was made with copper recovered from used World War II shell cases. 

• The Lincoln “Memorial” Penny was introduced in 1959 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth; it shows the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the reverse.

• The final coin is a rarely-seen Proof edition of the Lincoln “Memorial” Penny.

• Proofs are the highest quality coins; they are made in very limited editions and are available only in official Proof Sets from the U.S. Mint.

SKU: 79D2
Weight: 1.00
Price: $15.99


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