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 bright red luster.
CAC. Beautiful mint red luster and a sharp strike.
Well struck with rich glossy brown surfaces that retain a touch of mint red.
Mostly red blended evenly with soft brown. Spot-free and devoid of significant marks.
CAC. Nearly full red and a sharp strike with outstanding eye appeal.
Vibrant reddish-brown surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. Crisp original mostly red luster and nearly mark-free.
CAC. Nearly full red with blazing mint luster.
S/Horizontal S. Shimmering soft brown surfaces with a reddish tint.
S/Horizontal S. A pleasing nearly mark-free example of this popular mintmark over-striking.
CAC. S/Horizontal S. Mostly red and a sharp strike with gorgeous mark-free surfaces.
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!