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Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)

Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)
Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)
Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)
Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)

Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)    Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)
The obverse of the 1974 lincoln cent was designed by victor david brenner and appears largely as it did when the type was first minted in 1909. The main difference on the 1974 obverse versus the 1909 version is the location of brenners' initials, v. Which were added under lincoln's bust in 1918 after their removal from the reverse in late 1909. The date, 1974, appears to the right of lincoln, and the motto in god we trust appears above the president. On the left of the 16th president is the word liberty.

Frank gasparro designed the 1959 lincoln memorial reverse that replaced the original 1909 brenner wheat stalk design. Gasparro's initials fg appear on the lower-right side of the lincoln memorial. Below the edifice and along the rim are the words one cent, while the legend united states of america run along the top half of the reverse along the rim. Between the top of the lincoln memorial and united states of america inscription is the motto e pluribus unum.

The edge of the 1974 lincoln cent is plain or smooth, without reading or lettering. This item is made of copper.


Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)    Rare 1974 US D MINT Lincoln Memorial penny (Vf)