Sorting through Older Lincoln Cents For 2 Exceptionally Rare Pennies
Specific coins become rare simply because there are so few of them in existence. Some US cent coins are rare due to varying output levels in different years. Coin collectors can gather together their older Lincoln cents and sort through them to determine if any penny is of exceptional value due to having a 1909 or 1943 date. The Lincoln cent has been in production since 1909. Although the front side of the penny has not changed much since then, the reverse side was redesigned in 1959.