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Lincoln Cent Key Dates and Semi Key Dates


Key dates are low mintage years. Key dates in the Lincoln cent series are the 1909-S V.D.B., 1909-S, 1914-D, 1922-D No D, 1924-D, and 1931-S. These dates are highly sought after by collectors and command a premium price even in lower grades. These are also the years that are most counterfeited.

Key Date Mintage Figures

Low Mintage 2009 Copper Cents

1909-S V.D.B. – Mintage 484,000

1909-S – Mintage 1,825,000

1914-D – Mintage 1,193,000

1922-No D

1931-S – Mintage 866,000


Semi-Key Dates

Semi-Key Date Mintage Figures


1910-S – Mintage 6,045,000

1911-D – Mintage 12,672,000

1911-S – Mintage 4,026,000

1912-D – Mintage 10,411,000

1912-S – Mintage 4,431,000

1913-D – Mintage 15,804,000

1913-S – Mintage 6,101,000

1914-S – Mintage 4,137,000

1915-S – Mintage 4,833,000

1922-D – Mintage 7,160,000

1924-D – Mintage 2,520,000

1926-S – Mintage 4,550,000

1931-D – Mintage 4,480,000

1932 – Mintage 9,062,000

1932-D – Mintage 10,500,000

1933-D – Mintage 6,200,000

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  1. I have a 1 dollar bill that is a 1935 E and I have a picture of front and back, and is missing a lot of things. I would like to send you the pictures so you can tell me about it. Thank you.

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