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2012 Lincoln One-Cent Coin | Uncirculated

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You should start seeing 2012 pennies in your pocket change soon.  The penny has been fighting a battle lately, as so many people think it is time for it to go away.  I like the cent and think it should stay!

Obverse:
Engraver:  Victor D. Brenner
Description:  Bears the likeness of President Lincoln.

Reverse
Designer:  Lyndall Bass
Engraver:  Joseph Menna
Description:  The reverse features a union shield with a scroll draped across it bearing the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM (“out of many, one”).  The 13 vertical stripes of the shield represent the states joined in one compact union to support the federal government, represented by the horizontal bar above.  The union shield, which dates back to the 1780s, was used widely during the Civil War.  In addition, the shield device is featured on frescoes throughout the halls of the U.S. Capitol Building by Constantino Brumidi, artist of the Capitol during Lincoln’s presidency.

Image/Text: U.S.Mint

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  1. Still a very nice piece depicting one of the most President of the USA. They shouldo going on printing it in or4der to remarque this honourable President.
    “Magister dixit.”

    Vittorio Esposito

    February 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    • Still a very nice piece depicting one of the most important President of the USA. They (The Fed.) should going on printing it in order ro remarque this Honourable President.
      “MAGISTER DIXIT”

      Vittorio Esposito

      February 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

  2. the problem is it costs more than 1 cent to make it… depending on the metal costs it might be worth more in metal than 1cent… If we were willing to pay 4 cents for each one, they would gladly continue making it.

    will

    February 2, 2012 at 11:18 am

  3. On average It costs 1.60¢ to make a penny, $0.077 for a nickel, $0.04 for a dime, $0.10 for a quarter and $0.16 for a dollar coin. Metal prices do fluctuate, but on average the seigniorage is still in the positive.

    Robert L. Wilson

    February 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm

  4. Silver Eagle coins come only in the $1 denomination and are larger in diameter than the old silver dollars. The silver is 0.9993 fine.

    Ed Smith

    February 29, 2012 at 9:16 am


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