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!
CAC. Outstanding for the grade with nearly full red luster over nearly flawless surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing light chocolate brown surfaces.
A pleasing upper-end Fine example of this popular 'key' date.
Attractive and spot-free with lustrous light brown surfaces that retain a trace of mint red.
Nearly full red with just a touch of soft brown. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are very clean.
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'!
A pleasing problem-free middle-grade example of this American classic.
Glossy brown surfaces with a touch of faded red.
CAC. Fresh blazing red luster and a sharp strike. Super eye appeal!
CAC. S/Horizontal S. Very attractive with vibrant mostly red luster.
S/Horizontal S. Beautiful original blazing red luster and free of significant marks.
Doubled Die Obverse. Original mint red surfaces on this scarce and popular variety. Doubling is most obvious on LIBERTY.
Blazing red and a great strike with nearly perfect surfaces.
CAC. Bright lavender-red luster and overall high quality gives this Gem outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. A well struck and mark-free Gem with a pleasing blend of orange-red and soft brown luster.