Victor D. Brenner designed the Lincoln Cent and his initials appeared on the reverse for a limited time during the first year of issue. The San Francisco issue for the first year, with his initials, is one of the most recognized of all U.S. coins – the 1909-S V.D.B.
Lincoln Cents were issued with a Wheat Ears reverse from 1909 to 1958. From 1959 to the present they have been made with a Memorial reverse.
In 2009, the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, the Mint is planning to introduce a new reverse! Always popular; this series is red hot as there is speculation that the new Lincoln Cent reverse will stimulate additional interest in this series and higher prices for the better dates is on the way!
#207577: CAC approved. A beautiful Gem matte proof with hues of yellow and gold mixing with subdued red and brown. Very attractive and scarce with a low survival rate from the original mintage of just 2,198.
#203947: Very pleasing, lustrous red and brown surfaces with no major abrasions and a sharp strike.
#137879: Slightly subdued color and a very beautiful coin. The strike is needle-sharp. There are just a couple of insignificant marks and the luster is crisp.
#206402: Slightly subdued color and a very beautiful coin. The strike is needle-sharp. There are just a couple of insignificant marks and the luster is crisp.
#135013: Flashy mint luster. From an original roll that recently surfaced.
#116294: Rich blazing red luster and no significant abrasions on this beautiful Lincoln Cent classic!
#124618: Nearly full red. From an original roll that recently surfaced!
#206356: CAC approved. Sharply struck with beautiful, pristine surfaces that reveal no significant marks. The luster is vibrant and very nearly full red.
#139015: Super fresh original red luster gives this Gem remarkable eye appeal. The strike is very sharp and there are only a couple of very minor marks.
#206863: CAC approved. Original blazing red luster with a sharp strike and very few marks.
#206758: With a small production of just 484,000 coins, this is one of the most well known and popular rarities in American numismatics. This example is amazing with beautiful blazing red luster and no significant abrasions. The strike is superb and the eye appeal is just fantastic!
#131314: S/Horizontal S. Mostly red and well struck with no significant marks.
#206769: CAC approved. S/Horizontal S. FS-1502. orange lite brown blend with strands of full bloom still visible.
#207203: CAC approved. S/Horizontal S. Beautiful original blazing red luster and a great strike. A fantastic premium quality Gem!