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.
CAC. Outstanding for the grade with nearly full red luster over nearly flawless surfaces.
CAC. Vibrant mint luster with considerable red.
Nearly full red with just a touch of soft brown. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are very clean.
Gorgeous original mint red luster and a great strike. The surfaces are nearly pristine and the eye appeal is outstanding.
A pleasing problem-free middle-grade example of this American classic.
CAC. Well struck and flashy with nearly full red surfaces.
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. 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.
Original full red luster and a sharp strike.
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.
Well struck and nearly mark-free with nice original mint red luster.