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Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the Lincoln cent. In this expanded and updated third edition, Q. David Bowers provides a detailed study of this great American classic. Learn the history of the coin’s seven reverse designs, take an inside look at the minting process, and learn how to grade your collection, including Proofs.

Bowers shares tips on becoming a smarter buyer. This edition includes a thorough market analysis for each date and mintmark, hundreds of new photographs, and a special appendix on error coins. New appendices show small-cent patterns, Lincoln tokens and medals, and a gallery of Lincoln images created during his lifetime and mourning his death. Read and enjoy, as you gain a better appreciation of America’s most popular cent!

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