2000 ONE CENT
PCGS No: 3160
Circulation strikes: 442,400,000 (through January 2000)
by Victor David Brenner; reverse by Frank Gasparro
Pure Copper plating over:
Zinc - 99.2%
Copper - 0.8%
grains (2.5 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the date
The recent discovery of two different
types of 2000 Lincoln Cents created a flurry of excitement in numismatics. The difference between the two types is readily apparent.
Type 1 (known as the “Regular Business Strike Reverse”) shows
the A and M of AMERICA almost touching.
On Type 2 (known as the “Proof Style Reverse”), the A and the M
are well separated.
The Type 2
variety is considerably rarer than the Type 1 since Proof dies represent a
fraction of the dies used to strike 2000 Lincoln Cents.
Proof dies were intended to strike Proof coins, not coins for
The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-69RD's.
The finest Uncirculated
"Wide Am" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67RD.
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin