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
CAC. Monster quality with golden-red luster and a very faint lime-green hue over beautifully textured matte proof surfaces. The strike is needle-sharp with squared rims. The fields are virtually pristine.
Well struck with lustrous surfaces that are nearly full red.
Sharply struck with rich lustrous surfaces that are a light olive-brown with a touch of faded red.
A beauty with flashy mostly red mint luster and no significant marks or spots.
An absolutely stunning example of this classic rarity with very fresh mint red luster and just the slighted lavender tint. The surfaces are satiny and flawless and the strike is needle-sharp. The eye appeal is exceptional!
S/Horizontal S. Vibrant mint luster and well struck. Predominately red blending with a touch of light brown.
S/Horizontal S. A gorgeous blazing red cent that is well struck and has excellent eye appeal.
CAC. S/Horizontal S. A monster coin with fantastic original full red luster, a precise strike, and wonderful pristine surfaces. Only a single coin has graded finer at PCGS. The new owner is going to love this fabulous coin!
CAC. Doubled Die Obverse.
Shimmering soft red-brown surfaces.
CAC. Boldly struck with nearly flawless matte surfaces. There is significant mint red blending nicely with lavender tinted light brown.
A gorgeous Gem Matte Proof with a needle-sharp strike and rich golden-red luster over virtually mark-free surfaces.