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The Small Cent (1856-date)
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Flying Eagle Type (1856-1858)

Copper-nickel (1856-1858)
Designer: James B Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: 0.880 Copper, 0.120 Nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain

Indian Head Type (1859-1909)

Copper-nickel, no shield on reverse (1859)
Designer: James B Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: 0.880 Copper, 0.120 Nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain

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Copper-nickel, shield on reverse (1860-1864)
Designer: James B Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: 0.880 Copper, 0.120 Nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain
Bronze, shield on reverse (1864-1909)
Designer: James B Longacre
Weight: 3.11 grams
Composition: 0.950 Copper, 0.050 Tin and Zinc
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain
Lincoln Type with Wheat Ears on Reverse (1909-1958)

Bronze (1909-1942, 1947-1958)
Designer: Victor D Brenner
Weight: 3.11 grams
Composition: 0.950 Copper, 0.050 Tin and Zinc
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain

Zinc coated Steel (1943)
Designer: Victor D Brenner
Weight: 2.70 grams
Composition: Steel coated with Zinc
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain
Bronze, no Tin (1944-1946)
Designer: Victor D Brenner
Weight: 3.11 grams
Composition: 0.950 Copper, 0.050 Zinc
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain
Lincoln Type with Lincoln Memorial on Reverse (1959 to Date)

Bronze (1959-1962)
Designer: Obv by Victor D Brenner, Rev by Frank Gasparro
Weight: 3.11 grams
Composition: 0.950 Copper, 0.050 Tin and Zinc
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain

Bronze, no Tin (1962-1982)
Designer: Obv by Victor D Brenner, Rev by Frank Gasparro
Weight: 3.11 grams
Composition: 0.950 Copper, 0.050 Zinc
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain
Copper coated Zinc (1982 to Date)
Designer: Obv by Victor D Brenner, Rev by Frank Gasparro
Weight: 2.50 grams
Composition: Core 0.992 Zinc, 0.008 Copper, Plating Copper; Total 0.975 Zinc, 0.025 Copper
Diameter: 19 mm
Edge: Plain

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