1945 Lincoln Cent Brilliant Uncirculated
1945 Lincoln Cent which was struck in the US Mint in Denver.
Most of these 1945 Lincoln Cents are either Red or Red Brown in color.
In our opinion, the average grade for these Lincoln Cents seems to be between MS-60 and MS-64,
with most leaning towards the higher end of that coin spectrum.
The coin in the photo is the exact coin you will receive.
These 1945 Lincoln Cents are over 76 years old and they still have that uncirculated appeal. The Lincoln Cent series is an affordable way to collect one of the iconic presidents in United States history.
A wide variety of Lincoln Cents in stock !
We purchased a huge collection of Lincoln Cents.
Some of the rolls we removed them from paper rolls and transferred them into plastic tubes. We hand picked several of these
Lincoln Cents to be placed in our shopping cart. We call them Brilliant Uncirculated since most of these
are, and most are either Red or Red Brown in color. In our opinion, the average grade for these Lincoln Cents is between
MS-60 and MS-64, with most leaning towards the higher end of that coin spectrum.
We take photographs of each Lincoln Cent using the same set up so you can compare each Lincoln Cent for sale. We do not deliberately attempt to hide any marks or stains on the coin. Prior to your purchase, if you have a question or would like a better photo of a single coin, you can contact us at the email provided below.
Information about the 1945 Lincoln Cent
1945 Lincoln Wheat Cent
Bronze Composite Penny
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)
Designer – Engraver: Victor D Brenner
Metal Composition: 95% Copper – 5% Tin and Zinc
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 3.11 grams
The Lincoln cent (sometimes referred to as the Lincoln penny) is a one-cent coin which has been struck by the United States Mint since 1909. The obverse ( heads side) was designed by Victor David Brenner, as was the original reverse (tails side), depicting two stalks of wheat (commonly known as “wheat pennies”, struck 1909–1958). The coin has seen several reverse, or tails, designs and now bears one by Lyndall Bass depicting a Union shield.
All coins struck by the United States government with a value of 1/100 of a dollar are called cents because the United States has always minted coins using decimals. The penny nickname is a carryover from the coins struck in England, which went to decimals for coins in 1971.
In January 1909, the Mint engaged Brenner to design a cent depicting the late president Abraham Lincoln, 1909 being the centennial year of his birth. It was the first widely circulating design of a U.S. president on a coin, an idea that had been seen as too monarchical in the past, namely by George Washington. Nevertheless, Brenner’s design was eventually approved, and the new coins were issued to great public interest on August 2, 1909.
Brenner’s initials (VDB), on the reverse at its base, were deemed too prominent once the coins were issued, and were removed within days of the release. The initials were restored, this time smaller, on Lincoln’s shoulder, in 1918. Originally struck in 95% copper, the cent coin was changed for one year to zinc-coated steel in 1943 as copper was needed to aid in the war effort. The mint then reverted to 95% copper until 1982, when inflation made copper too expensive and the composition was changed to zinc with an outer copper layer.
Brenner’s wheat reverse was replaced in 1959 by a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial designed by Frank Gasparro, for the sesquicentennial of his birth year. The Lincoln Memorial reverse was itself replaced in 2009 by four commemorative designs marking the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth. Beginning in 2010, Bass’s shield design was coined.
What is the Average Price for a 1945 Lincoln Cent ?
Uncirculated (MS-60) 1.00 each
Uncirculated (MS-63) $2.50 each
Each single coin is shipped in our proprietary flip. Removal of the coins from this proprietary flip will void any potential return privileges. If you are completely satisfied and do not intend to send the coin back you may remove your coin from the proprietary flip.
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