1978 / Lincoln Memorial Penny Cameo Proof
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The Lincoln Memorial Penny has featured the profile of President Abraham Lincoln since 1909, the centennial of his birth. In 1959, a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial was created in honor of the sesquicentennial of his birth year.
This 1978 proof coin features sharp relief and mirror-like backgrounds, giving it a frosted, sculpted foregrounds and a special cameo effect. It is made of 95% copper - similar to coin shown.