2017 Shield Lincoln Cents


2017 Shield Lincoln Cents
P and D Mints available in AU and BU
S Mint GEM Proof
Special S Mint Enhanced
Packaged in 2 by 2 Archival Safe Flip
108th year Lincoln Cents has been Issued by U.S. Mint


2017 Shield Lincoln 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 beginning 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 Subsequently, this design was withdrawn because it was similar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
ceremony 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 represent the 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
sculptor-engraver Joseph Menna.

Additional information

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

AU, BU, Enhanced, Proof

Mint Mark

P Mint, D Mint, P & D Mint, S Mint Enhanced, S Mint Proof