Lincoln Cent G-VG 1923-S

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    The 1923-S Lincoln Cent is a numismatic gem, rich in history and a testament to the craftsmanship of early 20th-century American coinage. This coin, emerging from an era of great change and innovation, holds a special place in the annals of U.S. numismatics. Introduced in 1909 to commemorate the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the Lincoln Cent marked a significant shift in American coin design. For the first time, a U.S. coin featured the portrait of an actual person, moving away from the traditional allegorical figures.

    The Lincoln Cent was designed by Victor David Brenner, who meticulously crafted the iconic profile of President Lincoln that graces the obverse. This design symbolizes Lincoln's enduring legacy of unity and integrity. Surrounding the portrait are the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” and the year of minting. This choice of design was not only a tribute to Lincoln but also reflected the nation's admiration for the 16th President. The reverse of the Lincoln Cent, up until 1958, bore the 'Wheat Ears' design, featuring two wheat stalks encircling the words “ONE CENT” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” along with the motto “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” This design signified America's agricultural heritage and prosperity, resonating with the country's identity and strength.

    The 1923-S Lincoln Cent, minted at the San Francisco Mint (as indicated by the 'S' mint mark), is a significant piece within this series. The San Francisco Mint, established in response to the California Gold Rush, played a vital role in the nation's coinage history, particularly known for producing coins of exceptional quality. The 1923-S issue came in the aftermath of World War I, a period marked by economic growth and societal change. The mintage of the 1923-S Lincoln Cent was robust, reflecting the era's economic demands.

    The 1923-S Lincoln Cent in Good to Very Good condition is a captivating piece of numismatic history. Despite its age, this coin has admirably withstood the test of time, maintaining key features that make it a treasure. In Good to Very Good condition, the iconic profile of Abraham Lincoln on the obverse is still discernible, with some wear evident on Lincoln's higher relief areas, especially the cheek and hair. The reverse, featuring the classic wheat ears design, retains its overall structure, though finer details may be softened. For collectors, this coin is not just currency; it's a tangible piece of early 20th-century Americana, steeped in history and charm.

    The 1923-S Lincoln Cent is not just a collectible; it is a piece of Americana. It represents a pivotal era in U.S. numismatic history, highlighting the San Francisco Mint's role in the Lincoln Cent series. Its excellent state of preservation and relative rarity make it a highly sought-after item, cherished for both its historical significance and its numismatic value. As a tangible link to a transformative period in American history, this coin is a must-have for anyone passionate about U.S. history, coinage, and the unfolding story of a nation.

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    • Year: 1923
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