Copper half cents and cents were the first coins produced at the Mint in 1793. The Large Cent was replaced by the Small Cent with which we are familiar today. The Flying Eagle was the first design that ran from 1856 to 1858 before being replaced with the Indian Head cent. In 1909, the Lincoln cent was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. The cent still remains one of the most popular and widely collected of all American coins.