2019 W 1c Lincoln Cent NGC MS69 RD Early Releases Lyndall Bass Signed Flag Label
In 2010 the United States Mint debuted a brand new reverse design dubbed the Union Shield. The Union Shield is only the 7th reverse design in the long running Lincoln Cent series which started in 1909! The Union Shield designed by artist Lyndall Bass features thirteen vertical stripes joined by a single horizontal bar with the inscription "E Pluribus Unum". This symbolizes the original thirteen states joined together in a single union. A scroll appears across the shield with the denomination "One Cent" and "United States of America" appears above the shield. This design is intended to be emblematic of President Lincoln's preservation of the United States as a single and united country.
This 2019 W 1C Union Shield Lincoln Cent has been certified MS69 RD by NGC with the Early Releases designation. In addition it has been hand signed by the designer of the Union Shield, Lyndall Bass herself!