Lincoln Cent Fine 1919

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    The 1919 Lincoln Cent is a numismatic marvel, steeped in history and a symbol of American coinage's rich legacy. This coin, emanating from the early 20th century, is not just a piece of currency, but a fragment of American history, capturing a period of transformation and progress. Introduced in 1909, the Lincoln Cent was a groundbreaking addition to American numismatics. It was among the first U.S. coins to feature the portrait of a historical figure, President Abraham Lincoln, marking a departure from the traditional use of allegorical figures. The inclusion of Lincoln, designed by Victor David Brenner, was in honor of the centennial of his birth.

    The obverse of the coin proudly displays a detailed and dignified portrait of Lincoln, symbolizing honesty and integrity. Surrounding this portrait are the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” and the year of minting, in this case, 1919. The reverse of the coin, up until 1958, showcased the 'Wheat Ears' design, featuring two wheat stalks encircling the words “ONE CENT,” “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and the Latin motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This design, emblematic of America's agricultural heritage, was reflective of the country's prosperity and growth.

    The mintage, of the 1919 Lincoln Cent, was significant, as pennies were an essential part of the currency in circulation during this period. Coins from this era were frequently used in daily transactions, resulting in extensive wear and tear.

    The 1919 Lincoln Cent in Fine condition is a notable piece for any collector, reflecting over a century of history. In this grade, the coin shows moderate wear consistent with its age. Abraham Lincoln's iconic profile on the obverse retains its overall integrity, with some softening in the finer details, particularly in the hair and facial areas. The inscriptions, including the year, remain clear but are slightly worn. On the reverse, the wheat ears design, symbolic of American agriculture, is still distinguishable, though the individual grains and stalks show signs of flattening.

    The 1919 Lincoln Cent is not just a collectible item; it is a piece of Americana. It offers a window into the early 20th century, encapsulating the economic, social, and political narratives of the time. Its excellent state of preservation makes it a sought-after item, cherished for both its historical significance and its rarity. As a tangible link to a pivotal era in American coinage, this coin is a must-have for anyone passionate about U.S. history and numismatics. It stands as a testament to the Mint’s craftsmanship and the nation’s journey through a significant period of its history.

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    • Year: 1919
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