Need help with class cent search

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by martybox, May 15, 2019.

  1. martybox

    martybox Member

    Is there a website which shows all the different reverse designs which have appeared on the Lincoln cent? I'd like to get my second graders--and their parents--involved in a scavenger hunt for as many different varieties they can find.
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  3. paddyman98

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  4. Autoturf

    Autoturf Well-Known Member

    Us mint has education tools for teachers, kids area of the website. may see if there is anything useful. coin dictionary ect.
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  5. martybox

    martybox Member

    thanks-will check it out
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  8. Burton Strauss III

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    The original idea probably came from one of those teacher sharing sites... best practices, how to get your student's family engaged with learning - those kinds of things.

    Teachers have been notorious for sharing ideas, since, well, Socrates found his log.
  9. Seattlite86

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    Click the link. It’s the same teacher asking the same question.
  10. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    There have been seven major reverse designs for the Lincoln Cent. Here they are:

    1909 - 1958, The Wheat Ears Reverse.

    1909 Matte Proof Cent R.jpg

    1959 - 2008 The Lincoln Memorial Reverse

    1963 Proof Cent R.jpg

    In 2009, the Mint celebrated the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with four reverses that celebrated his life.

    Birth and Early Childhood

    Lincoln Log Cabin.jpg

    The Formative Years

    Lincoln Early Life.jpg

    Professional Life

    Lincoln Springfield.jpg


    Lincoln Capital.jpg

    In 2010 the Mint introduced the current Shield design.

    2011-S Cent R.jpg

    All of these cents are Proofs, which are special coins that are struck for collectors. The coins you will find in circulation are not as sharp as these coins. The first one is a 1909 Matte Proof, which the mint produced 1909 until 1916.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Johnmilton has shown the seven major types, there are also several small changes from changes in the hub used on the Lincoln Memorial design but that would probably be beyond the scope of what you are wanting to do.
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