United States One Cent Piece

The United States one cent coin has seen many changes over the last 200 years or so and is commonly referred to as a Penny.

It was first minted in 1787 in the form of the Fugio Cent and is equivalent to 100th of an US Dollar.

Over the years the cent has evolved from being a larger type Flowing Hair Chain at around 26.5 mm and weighing 13.48 grams to a smaller version of 19 mm and 2.5 grams which is known as the Lincoln Shield Cent.

Fugio Cent 1787

Fugio Cent 1787
This, 10.2 grams, copper coin is the first official one cent piece of the United States of America, which at the time only had 13 states.

It was designed by Benjamin Franklin with a sun dial on one side and a 13 link chain on the other.

Flowing Hair Chain Large Cent 1793

1793 Flowing Hair Chain

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Flowing Hair Wreath 1793

Liberty Cap 1793–1796

Draped bust 1796–1807

Classic Head 1808–1814

Coronet 1816–1839

Braided Hair 1839–1857, 1868

Flying Eagle cent 1856–1858

Indian Head cent 1859–1909

Indian Head Cents

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1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909.

Lincoln Wheat 1909–1958

1909 S VDB Lincoln Wheat

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1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958.

Lincoln Memorial 1959–2008

Lincoln Bicentennial 4 reverse designs 2009

Lincoln Union Shield 2010–present