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!
Incredible quality with needle-sharp detail, satiny golden-red luster and nearly flawless surfaces. Only 3 PR67+RD coins and a single PR-68RD coin have graded finer at PCGS
Nice problem-free medium brown surfaces.
CAC. Very attractive with a sharp strike and considerable mint red.
Rich lustrous surfaces with considerable mint red and no noteworthy marks or spots.
Attractive medium brown surfaces with solid detail for the grade.
Well detailed with glossy light brown surfaces.
Well struck with no significant marks and a fair amount of faded red.
CAC. Lovely lustrous surfaces with iridescent red blending with an olive-green tint. A great looking example of this popular 'key' date.
Well struck and mark-free with considerable mint red.
Sharply struck and mark-free with beautiful nearly full red surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
One of the 'keys' to this popular series.
The S/Horizontal S variety but not marked on the holder.