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2010 Lincoln Penny Reverse: the Union Shield Cent

Lyndall Bass’ design for the new 2010 Penny has been selected as the winning image in a Federal competition as one of eighteen finalists. Her initials, LB, can be found on the reverse under the left side of the scroll. The intials JFM on the right side belong to Joseph F. Mennna, the staff medalist who sculpted the design. The coin entered circulation in 2010 and will be ongoing each year for at least the next fifty years.

The design is emblematic of President Lincoln’s preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country. The penny features a Civil War era shield with vertical stripes symbolizing the thirteen original states joined in a single compact union. The E Pluribus Unum above them is Latin for “Out of Many One”. The scroll across the shield bears a One Cent curved letter design meant by the artist to stand for the re-establishment of trust in the economic flow of currency after the Civil War. Without the resolve of President Lincoln to win the Civil War, establishing peace and cooperation, we would not be the fifty United States we are today. 

Lyndall Bass Autograph special issue PCGS graded Shield Cent slabs can be ordered from CoinFame.com

ABRAHAM LINCOLN PORTRAIT PRINT 

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This graphite portrait by Lyndall was inspired by the honor of receiving the design award for the 2010 Lincoln Cent Reverse. The original drawing is based on an 1864 photograph by Anthony Berger, who worked for Mathew Brady. (Lloyd Ostendorf 0-92).

Prints of astonishing fidelity are in the exact size of the original and are available now in this Limited Edition Print Series (14 x 11) on textured Archival paper. The edition is limited to a maximum number of 250. Each Lincoln Print is personally inspected and hand signed by the artist as “Lyndall Bass 2010” to the left with edition numbers to the right. Personal inscriptions are available by request.

The price for each print is $300.00 plus shipping and handling.

 
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