United States Cents
These are my United States Pennies. Pennies have a face value of 1 cent. They
were produced in a large-size until 1857, from that year and on they switched
the size to the smaller-size we know today. You can click on any picture to
bring up a larger size of the coin.
Large-size Cents
Year: 1803
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 3,131,691
Composition: Copper
Artist: Robert Scot
History: This is an 1803 large cent.
This design went from 1
796-1807.
Year: 1858
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 24,600,000
Composition: .880 copper, .120
nickel
Artist: James B. Longacre
History: This is an 1858 Flying
Eagle cent. It has an eagle flying on
the front. This was the first design of
the small cents. This design went
from 1856-1858.
Small-size Cents
Year: 1859
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 36,400,000
Composition: .880 copper, .120
nickel
Artist: James B. Longacre
History: This is an 1859 Laurel
Wreath Indian Head cent. It is the
only year of this design with the
Laurel wreath on the back.
Year: 1862
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 28,075,000
Composition: .880 copper, .120
nickel
Artist: James B. Longacre
History: This is an 1862 Indian
Head cent. It has an Indian portrait
on one side and an Oak Wreath on
the reverse. This design went from
1860-1864.
Year: 1882
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 38,578,000
Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin
and zinc
Artist: James B. Longacre
History: This is an 1882 Indian
Head cent. The only difference from
the previous design is the metal
composition. This design went from
1864-1909.
Year: 1909 V.D.B.
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 27,995,000
Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin
and zinc
Artist: Victor D. Brenner
History: This is a 1909 VDB cent.
This was the only year of this design.
It had the designer's initials (VDB)
on the coin, at the base of the wheat
ears. This was graded by PCGS as
Genuine but with 'Questionable
Color' due to cleaning.
Year: 1925
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 139,949,000
Composition: .950 copper, .050
zinc
Artist: Victor D. Brenner
History: This is a 1925 cent. This
design has President Lincoln on one
side and wheat ears on the other. It
was graded by PCGS as MS64R
D.
This design went from 1909-1958
excluding 1943.
Year: 1832
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 2,362,000
Composition: Copper
Artist: Robert Scot & John Reich
History: This is an 1832 large cent.
It is the medium letters variety. This
design went from 1816-1836.
Year: 1853
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 4,236,156
Composition: Copper
Artist: Christian Gobrecht
History: This is an 1853 large cent.
This design went from 18
37-1857.
Year: 1943
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 684,628,670
Composition: Steel coated with Zinc
Artist: Victor D. Brenner
History: This is a 1943 Steel Wheat
cent. F
or this year only, due to
copper shortages from the war,
cents were made with steel.
Year: 1955-S
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 44,610,000
Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin
and zinc
Artist: Victor D. Brenner
History: This is a 1955-S Wheat
cent.
Year: 1956
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 420,745,000
Composition: .950 copper, .050
zinc
Artist: Victor D. Brenner
History: This is a 1956 cent. This
design has President Lincoln on one
side and wheat ears on the other. It
was graded by PCGS as MS64RB.
This design went from 1909-1958
excluding 1943.
Year: 1969-D
Denomination: 1 cent
Mintage: 4,002,832,200
Composition: .950 copper, .050
zinc
Artist: Victor D. Brenner & Frank
Gasparro

History: This is a 1965 cent. On the
reverse Lincoln is shown face to face
with Kennedy. The Kennedy imprint
was added post-mint by someone.