2010 Shield

The 2010 shield cent is emblematic of a new start for the republic following the Civil War. The "Shield Cent" has taken its seat as the American standard for cent coins for years to come. The shield seen on this 2010 coin is emblematic of a new start for the republic following the Civil War. The 2010 "Shield Cent" has taken its seat as the American standard for cent coins for years to come. The obverse displays the familiar bust of Lincoln seen for more than 100 years.