Lincoln Cent Key Dates to Look For While Coin Searching

Lincoln Cent Key Dates
Date/Mintmark
Mintage
Note
1909 S VDB
484,000
1909 S
1,825,000
1914 D
1,193,000
1931 S
866,000
Lincoln Cent Semi-Key Dates
Date/Mintmark
Mintage
1910 S
6,045,000
1911 S
4,026,000
1912 S
4,431,000
1913 S
6,101,000
1914 S
4,137,000
1915 S
4,833,000
1924 D
2,520,000
1926 S
4,550,000
1970 S small date
???
Top Ten Lowest Mintages
1
1909 S VDB
484,000
2
1931 S
866,000
3
1914 D
1,193,000
4
1909 S
1,825,000
5
1924 D
2,520,000
6
1911 S
4,026,000
7
1914 S
4,137,000
8
1912 S
4,431,000
9
1931 D
4,480,000
10
1926 S
4,550,000
Highest Known Grades
Date
PCGS
NGC
ANACS
1
1909 S VDB
MS 67 Red
MS 67 Red
MS 67 Red
2
1909 S
MS 67 Red
MS 67 Red
MS 67 Red*
3
1910S
MS 67 Red
MS 67 Red
MS 66 RB
4
1911 S
MS 66 Red
MS 66 Red
MS 66 BN
5
1912 S
MS 65 Red
MS 66 Red
MS 65 RB
6
1914 S
MS 66 Red
MS 66 RB
MS 65 RB
7
1914 D
MS 66 Red
MS 66 Red
MS 66 BR
8
1924 D
MS 66 Red
MS 66 Red
MS 65 RB
9
1926 S
MS 65 Red
MS 66 RB
MS 65 RB
10
1931 S
MS 66 Red
MS 66 Red
MS 66 Red