Throughout the history of American coinage, there have been many stunning coins that are favored among the vast majority of numismatists. From the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle to the Kennedy Half Dollar, artists have brought their talent to the US Mint and shared it with every American citizen. But not every coin struck is beloved by the public. The following coins have all been in some way controversial when they first debuted.
Posts tagged 'Lincoln Cent'
June 12th marks the 149th birthday of Victor David Brenner, the designer of the longest running coin design in U.S. history: The Lincoln Cent. As the first widely circulated coin to bare a portrait of a U.S. president, this iconic coin has had an undeniable impact on American numismatic design.