Top 10 Unique US Penny Designs

Flying Eagle Cent (1856–1858): The Flying Eagle Cent was the first small-sized cent and featured an eagle in flight on the obverse.

Indian Head Cent (1859–1909): This design depicted Liberty in a Native American headdress on the obverse and a wreath on the reverse.

Lincoln Wheat Cent (1909–1958): Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, this cent featured his portrait on the obverse and wheat ears on the reverse.

Lincoln Memorial Cent (1959–2008): The reverse of this cent displayed the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

Lincoln Bicentennial Cents (2009): In 2009, four different designs were issued to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.

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Shield Cent (2010–present): The current design features a Union Shield on the reverse, symbolizing Lincoln's preservation of the United States as a single nation.

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Lincoln Presidency Cent (2010): Part of the Lincoln Bicentennial series, this design depicted a young Lincoln reading while sitting on a log.

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Lincoln Union Shield Reverse (2010–present): The ongoing reverse design features 13 vertical stripes on a shield, representing the original 13 states.

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Lincoln's Birthplace Cent (2009): Another design from the Lincoln Bicentennial series, featuring a log cabin representing Lincoln's humble beginnings.

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Lincoln Professional Life Cent (2010): Also part of the Lincoln Bicentennial series, this design portrayed Lincoln standing outside the Illinois State Capitol.

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