1959 – 1990 LINCOLN MEMORIAL MINT STATE CENTS

1959 – 1990 LINCOLN MEMORIAL MINT STATE CENTS

FULL STEP MEMORIAL = FSM

On the reverse of the Lincoln Cent the Lincoln Memorial will exhibit memorial steps at the top and bottom of the memorial steps with flat steps in the middle. Steps are visible in the fasces, and especially the bottom 4 steps must be visible to be stickered FMS. The 4 bottom steps signify the strength of the major design element of the reverse. The 4 bottom STEPS are separated by a line, which must be complete. Whether or not a coin exhibits this depends on the striking pressure the dies were set to when the coin was struck.