Who is on the Lincoln Penny Coin?

President Lincoln is featured prominently on the obverse (front) of the Lincoln Cent, also called the Lincoln Penny. The Penny is the first widely distributed coin to feature an American President. Previously coin faces were reserved for Kings, Queens, and Royalty.

Lincoln Penny Original Lincoln Penny

Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

1977 Aluminum Cent The 1977 Aluminum Lincoln Cent is some sort of anomaly in the coin community. It's on...
1967 Stainless Steel

1967 Stainless Steel Lincoln Cent. This is a penny struck on stainless steel 10c C...

1960 DDO The 1960 D DDO D over D Small over Large Date is worth a few hundred dollars in mint ...
1959 D Wheat Reverse

1959-D Mule Lincoln - Forgery or Fairplay? The 1959-D Mule Lincoln Cent is an odd ...

Broadstrike Certified broadstrike errors on the Lincoln Cent are are seen fairly regular. Common ...
Brockage A Brockage Error occurs when the previously struck coin sticks to the die and is then...
Penny on Dime Planchet Penny on Dime planchets if certified and in MS can go for a thousand dollars or more....
Clipped Planchet If you see something like this when digging through pennies set them aside. These are...

Key Dates to remember and note.

1961 D 1961 D is a semi key date for the Lincoln non wheat varieties....
1959 D 1959 D is a semi key date for the Lincoln non wheat varieties....

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Located on the front (obverse) to the right just under the date. If not present this penny was minted in Philadelphia.

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The Lincoln Penny has a weight of 2.5 g.


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