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!
A pleasing example of this classic 'key' date.
Well struck and devoid of significant marks with lustrous wood-grain, red-brown surfaces.
CAC. Beautiful flashy original mint red surfaces with no significant marks and excellent eye appeal.
CAC. Sharply struck with vibrant red and brown surfaces that are free of marks and carbon. It's hard to find any imperfections on this amazing 'Lincoln'!
Well struck and lustrous with lots of mint red blending with soft brown.
Nice original orange-red and soft brown surfaces.
CAC. Sharply struck with beautiful original mint red surfaces. Super eye appeal!
S/Horizontal S. Well struck and attractive with surfaces many collectors and dealers would call full red!
Doubled Die Obverse. The digits of the date and LIBERTY show doubling. This is a stunning example with vibrant original mint red luster!
CAC. Bright lavender-red luster and overall high quality gives this Gem outstanding eye appeal.
Flashy original mint red luster.
A sharp strike with lustrous surfaces that retain a fair amount of faded red.
CAC. A well struck and mark-free Gem with a pleasing blend of orange-red and soft brown luster.
Well struck and very flashy with mostly red luster.
Remarkably vibrant full red luster and a great strike.
Well struck with glossy olive-brown surfaces that retain a touch of red.