Lincoln Memorial Cent Mintage

Starting in 1959, the Lincoln Cent reverse design was changed from the original wheat ears to a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial. This change in design change is often used as a point of distinction for determining which Lincoln Cents are worth saving from circulation.

Even though the mintage figures for the Lincoln Cent had been climbing since the mid 1950’s, they seemed to establish a permanent high level with the new design. The lower mintage Lincoln Memorial Cents consist of the few San Francisco mint coins struck for circulation in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. These coins have mintages around the 500 million mark, which is significantly lower than the Philadelphia and Denver issues, which typically stretch into the billions.

The table below displays the mintage figures for Lincoln Memorial Cents struck from 1959 to 2008. For early dates, view the Wheat Cent Mintages page.

Lincoln Memorial Cent Mintage

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


View the 2009 Lincoln Cent Mintages for the four different designs issued to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial.