This is a novelty item engraved after the coin left the Mint. While it may have some value among a few collectors, standard coin collectors consider this a defaced item and do not believe it merits any significant resale value. Masonic Pennies, like this, generally sell for a few dollars apiece to collectors.
One penny. They were not issued that way and have no collector's value. And Lincoln was never a Freemason.
A Masonic Penny is a penny stamped with the square and compasses, the internationally recognized symbol of Freemasonry. It also has allusion to the 1st degree in the York Rite of Freemasonry.
September 3, 2009 The coin you have described is defaced and as such has no numisnamtic value at all. Its worth is equal to that of the metals used to make it which today is about 1.8 cents.
It's just face value unless you find someone that wants it.
You have what is known as a Masonic Penny. The design you see on Lincoln's neck is the Mason's symbol. These generally sell for a couple dollars apiece.
One branch of Masonic Lodges, called Mark Lodges, produce tokens called pennies which may have masonic symbols on them, as well as the name of the Mark Lodge which issued it. Such pennies are of curiosity value only--they have no market value.
The metal is soft & they are stamped with an engraved die.
...One cent. This is post-mint damage, and while it is an interesting curiosity, it adds nothing to the value of your coin.
I have no idea what it means but I found a 1992 penny today with the same symbol... itS also stamped on the right side just above the year.
Because 1909 was the 100th year of Lincolns birth.
Abraham Lincoln's image is engraved on the penny because he is considered to be one of the most important presidents of the United States. His image has been on the penny since 1909.
Steel Lincolns are 5 to 10 cents on average.
A symbol of Canada
The first US coin to carry a portrait was the penny with Lincolns face.
I think that his face is on the Penny because he fought for freedom and for civil rights. That is what I think that Abraham Lincoln face is on a Penny to show him that we care for him and for what he did for us.
Not sure. I have a 1974 penny with a baseball batter and pitcher stamped in front of lincolns face. The batter's jersey ends in 'TS' Any idea what this coin is?
Because of the "wheat ears" on the reverse of the coin; Left and right sides closest to the edge. They were issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincolns birth.
the union shiled
In 1066, the Halfpenny was an improvised coin. It was a Penny, literally cut in half. The symbol for the British Penny has long been a lower case "d" for the Roman "denarius" which was a Roman coin predating the Penny. In all probability, 1 Penny was shown as "1d" and 1 Halfpenny as "½d".
I believe in the British Empire the symbol was a lower case letter " p" for pence .
At the very bottom of Lincolns right shoulder almost to the rim, it may be very hard to see with the naked eye.
It's actually stamped, not engraved. What you have is a novelty item made by a private company that took normal cents and added a small picture of a present. They're sold as giveaways for parties, etc. and have no special value.