The United States Mint produced 2019-W Lincoln Cents (Buy on eBay) with three different finishes for inclusion as premium coins within the annual numismatic sets. This represented the first time that the “W” mint mark had appeared on the cent. The coins were struck with uncirculated, proof, and reverse proof finishes and experienced historically low mintages.
The Mint created the special cents to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Lincoln Cent and to reward loyal customers who purchased the annual numismatic sets. Each of the three sets included one of the premium Lincoln Cents, packaged separately in clear plastic wrap bearing United States Mint branding.
The 2019 Proof Set included the 2019-W Cent struck with a proof finish, featuring frosted raised design elements against mirrored fields. The set went on sale March 1, 2019 and was priced at $27.95. The last known sales for the set were 600,464.
Silver Proof Set
The 2019 Silver Proof Set included the 2019-W Cent struck with a reverse proof finish. This type of finish features the opposite effect of the traditional cameo proof, with mirrored raised design elements against frosted fields. This set went on sale April 17, 2019, priced at $54.95 and had last known sales of 412,508.
The 2019 Uncirculated Coin Set included final premium 2019-W Lincoln Cent struck with an uncirculated finish. This set went on sale May 14, 2019, priced at $25.25 and had last known sales of 346,136.
- Designer: Victor D. Brenner (obverse), Lyndall Bass (reverse)
- Composition: Zinc Coated with Copper
- Weight: 2.5 grams
- Diameter: 19 mm
- Edge: Plain