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!
CAC. Blazing red.
Strong detail with lustrous brown surfaces that retain a tiny touch of red.
Well struck with frosty brown luster and a tiny trace of mint red.
CAC. Well struck with pleasing light brown surfaces that have a touch of mint red.
CAC. Well struck with nice glossy brown surfaces that show just a trace of red.
CAC. Outstanding for the grade with rich lustrous surfaces that have iridescent hues of turquoise, lavender and a touch of faded red.
Iridescent light olive-brown with hues of lavender and orange-red.
Beautiful original mint red luster and a sharp strike with no significant marks. Super quality!
S/Horizontal S. Vibrant mint red luster over nearly pristine surfaces.
CAC. S/Horizontal S. Blazing mint red luster and a sharp strike with wonderful eye appeal. Only a single coin has graded finer at PCGS.
Doubled Die Obverse. FS-1102.
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.
Fresh blazing red luster with nearly flawless surfaces.
CAC. Incredibly fresh and intense blazing red luster. The sharp is needle-sharp and the surfaces are virtually flawless. Amazing quality for this first-year 'Lincoln'!
Beautiful 'fresh' full red luster.
CAC. Bright lavender-red luster and the overall high quality gives this Gem outstanding eye appeal.