Witness the interesting evolution of the American cent with our collection of historic 20th century pennies. It begins with the classic Indian Head cent - Liberty in a war bonnet - minted from 1859 to 1909. Includes the Lincoln Wheat Ear cent, 1909 to 1958...the Lincoln steel cent, made only in 1943 to conserve copper for the war effort, and the Lincoln Memorial copper cent, 1959 to 1982. And finally, the copper plated zinc Lincoln memorial cent, introduced in 1982 and still in use. Display case with Certificate of Authenticity.