Lincoln Cent Mintages

mintagesThe Lincoln Cent represents the longest continuously running series within United States coinage. While the reverse design has seen some changes at different milestones, the obverse design featuring a bust of Abraham Lincoln by Victor D. Brenner has remained in place for more than 100 years. During this period, the mintages for individual issues have varied widely.

As might be expected, the lower mintage key date coins occur within the early portion of the series when the coins carried the wheat ears reverse design. The primary key date is the 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent, which carried a mintage of 484,000 pieces. Additional semi-key date issues which saw low mintages include the 1914-D at 1,193,000 pieces and the 1931-S at 866,000 pieces.

Mintage levels rose to new heights with the start of the Lincoln Memorial reverse design. During this period, production primarily took place at the Philadelphia and Denver Mint facilities where mintages typically ran into the billions of pieces. In 1982, when the composition was changed from primarily copper to copper coated zinc, the Philadelphia Mint struck more than 10 billion pieces.

In 2009, mintage levels fell to their lowest levels in decades due to the economic conditions and the fact that production was split across four different reverse designs. Levels have since rebounded, with the new Union Shield reverse design issues once again ranging into the billions of pieces.

Lincoln Wheat Cent Mintages

1909 72,702,618
1909 VDB 27,995,000
1909-S 1,825,000
1909-S VDB 484,000
1910 146,801,218
1910-S 6,045,000
1911 101,177,787
1911-D 12,672,000
1911-S 4,026,000
1912 68,153,060
1912-D 10,411,000
1912-S 4,431,000
1913 76,532,352
1913-D 15,804,000
1913-S 6,101,000
1914 75,238,432
1914-D 1,193,000
1914-S 4,137,000
1915 29,092,120
1915-D 22,050,000
1915-S 4,833,000
1916 131,833,677
1916-D 35,956,000
1916-S 22,510,000
1917 196,429,785
1917-D 55,120,000
1917-S 32,620,000
1918 288,104,634
1918-D 47,830,000
1918-S 34,680,000
1919 392,021,000
1919-D 57,154,000
1919-S 139,760,000
1920 310,165,000
1920-D 49,280,000
1920-S 46,220,000
1921 39,157,000
1921-S 15,274,000
1922-D 7,160,000
1923 74,723,000
1923-S 8,700,000
1924 75,178,000
1924-D 2,520,000
1924-S 11,696,000
1925 139,949,000
1925-D 22,580,000
1925-S 26,380,000
1926 157,088,000
1926-D 28,020,000
1926-S 4,550,000
1927 144,440,000
1927-D 27,170,000
1927-S 14,276,000
1928 134,116,000
1928-D 31,170,000
1928-S 17,266,000
1929 185,262,000
1929-D 41,730,000
1929-S 50,148,000
1930 157,415,000
1930-D 40,100,000
1930-S 24,286,000
1931 19,396,000
1931-D 4,480,000
1931-S 866,000
1932 9,062,000
1932-D 10,500,000
1933 14,360,000
1933-D 6,200,000
1934 219,080,000
1934-D 28,446,000
1935 245,388,000
1935-D 47,000,000
1935-S 38,702,000
1936 309,632,000
1936-D 40,620,000
1936-S 29,130,000
1937 309,170,000
1937-D 50,430,000
1937-S 34,500,000
1938 156,682,000
1938-D 20,010,000
1938-S 15,180,000
1939 316,466,000
1939-D 15,160,000
1939-S 52,070,000
1940 586,810,000
1940-D 81,390,000
1940-S 112,940,000
1941 887,018,000
1941-D 128,700,000
1941-S 92,360,000
1942 657,796,000
1942-D 206,698,000
1942-S 85,590,000
1943  (Steel Cent) 684,628,670
1943-D (Steel Cent) 217,660,000
1943-S (Steel Cent) 191,550,000
1944 1,435,400,000
1944-D 430,578,000
1944-S 282,760,000
1945 1,040,515,000
1945-D 266,268,000
1945-S 181,770,000
1946 991,655,000
1946-D 315,690,000
1946-S 198,100,000
1947 190,555,000
1947-D 194,750,000
1947-S 99,000,000
1948 317,570,000
1948-D 172,637,500
1948-S 81,735,000
1949 217,775,000
1949-D 153,132,500
1949-S 64,290,000
1950 272,635,000
1950-D 334,950,000
1950-S 118,505,000
1951 284,576,000
1951-D 625,355,000
1951-S 136,010,000
1952 186,775,000
1952-D 746,130,000
1952-S 137,800,004
1953 256,755,000
1953-D 700,515,000
1953-S 181,835,000
1954 71,640,050
1954-D 251,552,500
1954-S 96,190,000
1955 330,958,200
1955-D 563,257,500
1955-S 44,610,000
1956 420,745,000
1956-D 1,098,201,100
1957 282,540,000
1957-D 1,051,342,000
1958 252,525,000
1958-D 800,953,300

Lincoln Memorial Cent Mintages

1959 609,715,000
1959-D 1,279,760,000
1960 586,405,000
1960-D 1,580,884,000
1961 753,345,000
1961-D 1,753,266,700
1962 606,045,000
1962-D 1,793,148,140
1963 754,110,000
1963-D 1,774,020,400
1964 2,648,575,000
1964-D 3,799,071,500
1965 1,497,224,900
1966 2,188,147,783
1967 3,048,667,100
1968 1,707,880,970
1968-D 2,886,269,600
1968-S 258,270,001
1969 1,136,910,000
1969-D 4,002,832,200
1969-S 547,309,631
1970 1,898,315,000
1970-D 2,891,438,900
1970-S 693,192,814
1971 1,919,490,000
1971-D 2,911,045,600
1971-S 525,133,459
1972 2,933,255,000
1972-D 2,665,071,400
1972-S 376,939,108
1973 3,728,245,000
1973-D 3,549,576,588
1973-S 317,177,295
1974 4,232,140,523
1974-D 4,235,098,000
1974-S 409,426,660
1975 5,451,476,142
1975-D 4,505,275,300
1976 4,674,292,426
1976-D 4,221,592,455
1977 4,469,930,000
1977-D 4,194,062,300
1978 5,558,605,000
1978-D 4,280,233,400
1979 6,018,515,000
1979-D 4,139,357,254
1980 7,414,705,000
1980-D 5,140,098,660
1981 7,491,750,000
1981-D 5,373,235,677
1982 10,712,525,000
1982-D 6,012,979,368
1983 7,752,355,000
1983-D 6,467,199,428
1984 8,151,079,000
1984-D 5,569,238,906
1985 5,648,489,887
1985-D 5,287,399,926
1986 4,491,395,493
1986-D 4,442,866,698
1987 4,682,466,931
1987-D 4,879,389,514
1988 6,092,810,000
1988-D 5,253,740,443
1989 7,261,535,000
1989-D 5,345,467,111
1990 6,851,765,000
1990-D 4,922,894,533
1991 5,165,940,000
1991-D 4,158,442,076
1992 4,648,905,000
1992-D 4,448,673,300
1993 5,684,705,000
1993-D 6,426,650,571
1994 6,500,850,000
1994-D 7,131,765,000
1995 6,411,400,000
1995-D 7,128,560,000
1996 6,612,465,000
1996-D 6,510,795,000
1997 4,622,800,000
1997-D 4,576,555,000
1998 5,032,155,000
1998-D 5,225,353,500
1999 5,237,600,000
1999-D 6,360,065,000
2000 5,503,200,000
2000-D 8,774,220,000
2001 4,959,600,000
2001-D 5,374,990,000
2002 3,260,800,000
2002-D 4,028,055,000
2003 3,300,000,000
2003-D 3,548,000,000
2004 3,379,600,000
2004-D 3,456,400,000
2005 3,935,600,000
2005-D 3,764,450,000
2006 4,290,000,000
2006-D 3,944,000,000
2007 3,763,400,000
2007-D 3,638,800,000
2008 2,596,000,000
2008-D 2,849,600,000

2009 Lincoln Bicentennial Cent Mintages

2009-P Lincoln Cent Birthplace 284,400,000
2009-D Lincoln Cent Birthplace 350,400,000
2009-P Lincoln Cent Formative Years 376,000,000
2009-D Lincoln Cent Formative Years 363,600,000
2009-P Lincoln Cent Professional Life 316,000,000
2009-D Lincoln Cent Professional Life 336,000,000
2009-P Lincoln Cent Presidency 129,600,000
2009-D Lincoln Cent Presidency 198,000,000

Union Shield Cent Mintages

2010 1,963,630,000
2010-D 2,047,200,000
2011 2,402,400,000
2011-D 2,536,140,000
2012 3,132,000,000
2012-D 2,883,200,000
2013 3,750,400,000
2013-D 3,319,600,000
2014 3,990,800,000
2014-D 4,155,600,000
2015 4,691,300,000
2015-D 4,674,000,000
2016 4,698,000,000
2016-D 4,420,400,000