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!
Fantastic satiny orange-red surfaces that are virtually flawless. The strike is razor-sharp and the eye appeal is amazing!
CAC. An attractive blend of tan and exposed strands of mint red rest upon lustrous surfaces. The strike is sharp and eye appeal is strong.
A 'key' date with an ample amount of original mint red. The strike is sharp and there are no significant marks.
Beautiful blazing original mint red luster with a subtle lime-green hue. The surfaces are virtually pristine and the strike is excellent. Super quality and great eye appeal!
Tan and mint red rest upon sharply struck lustrous surfaces. A 'key' and popular date.
S/Horizontal S. Beautiful spot-free mint red surfaces and a very sharp strike.
CAC. Beautiful orange-red surfaces with a brilliant golden glow and a great strike. A better date with wonderful eye appeal.
Doubled Die Obverse. The digits of the date and LIBERTY show doubling. This is a stunning example with vibrant original mint red luster!
Blazing orange-red luster with a touch of green and rose highlight. The strike is razor-sharp and the surfaces are fantastic. A great first-year example!
CAC. Bright lavender-red luster and overall high quality gives this Gem outstanding eye appeal.
Medium brown surfaces and a very sharp strike.
Attractive mint red and tan matte surfades with fuchsia-blue tints. Quite attractive and sure to please.
A blend of reddish-tan and medium brown rests upon very sharply struck surfaces.
CAC. Lustrous light brown surfaces that are spot-free and exhibit a faded mint red hue.
CAC. Nearly full red and a sharp strike with beautiful surfaces that are mark-free!