In 1922, no small denomination coins were struck except a paltry 7.1 million Lincoln cents at the Denver Mint. But why? After all, it's the Roaring ‘20s — a superfluity of everything is the American way! To fulfill the requirements of the 1918 Pittman Act, the U.S. Mint was forced to divert much of its resources to the production of silver Peace dollars. With no other small change struck that year, these 1922 Denver specimens were used heavily in commerce. Well-preserved Fine quality.