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!
Blazing mint red and a razor-sharp strike makes this first-year issue a welcome addition to any collection.
One of the most popular of all American coins!
CAC. Well struck with nice glossy brown surfaces that show just a trace of red.
Lustrous warm tan surfaces still sport a few traces of original mint red. The strike is sharp and the look is quite eye-catching.
CAC. Vibrant mint luster with considerable red.
CAC. Vibrant blazing red luster and a sharp strike with nearly mark-free surfaces. Outstanding for the grade!
Sharply struck chocolate surfaces. A popular 'key' date.
A sharp strike with rich lustrous surfaces and very nearly full red.
CAC. Blazing original mint red luster and nice clean, nearly mark-free surfaces.
Beautiful mark-free surfaces coated with rich original mint red luster. Outstanding for the grade with super eye appeal.
S/Horizontal S. Mostly red with attractive original surfaces.
S/Horizontal S. Beautiful original blazing red luster and free of significant marks.
Attractive golden-orange luster adorns virtually mark-free surfaces. Only 1 coin grades finer at NGC.
Doubled Die Obverse. Attractive lustrous chestnut surfaces and a popular first year variety.
CAC. Rich lustrous surfaces that are nearly full red. Doubling is evident on the date, LIBERTY, and IN GOD WE TRUST.
Doubled Die Obverse. Original mint red surfaces on this scarce and popular variety. Doubling is most obvious on LIBERTY.
Doubled Die Obverse. The digits of the date and LIBERTY show doubling. This is a beautiful original blazing red example with wonderful eye appeal.
Flashy mint red luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Bright lavender-red luster and the overall high quality gives this Gem outstanding eye appeal.