2010 Lincoln Shield Cents


2010 Lincoln Shield Cents
Available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Satin Finish in Mint State Condition P and D Mints.
S Mint in GEM Proof
Packaged in 2 by 2 Archival Safe Flip
101st Year the Lincoln Cent has been Issued by U.S. Mint
1st Year of the Lincoln Shield Cent


2010 Lincoln Shield Cents
The Lincoln Cent or Lincoln Penny

Is a one cent coin 1/100 of a dollar that has been struck by the United States Mint
since 1909. The Lincoln Cent begining in 2010 shall bear an image emblematic of
President Lincoln’s preservation of the United States of America as a single united
country. On April 16, 2009 the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) met and recommended a
design that showed 13 wheat sheaves bound together with a ring symbolizing American
unity as one nation. Subsequently, this design was withdrawn because it was similar
to coins issued in Germany in the 1920’s. The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee
(CCAC) also met recommended a design showing a Union Shield with One Cent
superimposed in a scroll E pluribus unum was also depicted in the upper portion of
the shield. In June 2009 the CFA met again and this time selected a design
featuring a modern rendition of the American flag. As a part of the release
cermony for the last of the 2009 cents on November 12, 2009 the design for the 2010
cent was announced. The design chosen was the Union Shield that was selected by the
CCAC. According to the Mint the 13 stripes on the shield representthe states joined
in one compact union to support the federal government represented by the horizontal
bar above. The new reverse design by artist Lyndall Bass and sculpted by U.S. Mint
sculpter-engraver Joseph Menna.

Additional information

Weight .5 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × .25 in
Type Cent

BU, Satin Finish, Proof

Mint Mark

P Mint, D Mint, P & D Mint, P Mint Satin Finish, D Mint Satin Finish, P & D Mint Satin Finish, S Mint Proof