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!
Set of 20 different
Flashy original mint red luster.
A bold matte proof striking with vibrant golden red-brown luster. Super attractive and virtually flawless!
A very pleasing example of this 'American Classic' with frosty brown luster with a trace of golden-red. The strike is strong and the surfaces are free of significant marks.
Vibrant luster that is nearly full red.
CAC. A pleasing problem-free example of this popular 'key' date.
Glossy brown surfaces with a trace of red.
Mostly red and well struck. Very attractive.
CAC. Crisp original mostly red luster and nearly mark-free.
CAC. Nearly full red with blazing mint luster.
Fantastic quality with blazing red luster, a great strike, and beautiful clean surfaces.
S/Horizontal S. Well struck with blazing luster that is nearly full red.
S/Horizontal S. Vibrant mint red luster over nearly pristine surfaces.
CAC. S/Horizontal S. Well struck with beautiful mostly red surfaces.
Amazingly fresh blazing mint red luster with no significant marks or spots. Super quality!