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!
Intense ruby-red luster over nearly perfect surfaces. Fantastic quality!
A pleasing example of this scarce and popular date.
CAC. Very attractive with a sharp strike and considerable mint red.
Well struck with flashy mostly red surfaces.
Well detailed with attractive chocolate brown surfaces.
Strong detail with attractive glossy brown surfaces.
Sharp detail with attractive glossy brown surfaces.
CAC. Well struck with light chocolate brown surfaces that retain just a trace of mint red.
Sharply struck with choice problem-free surfaces.
CAC. Outstanding for the grade with vibrant luster over mark-free and spot-free surfaces. The color is a delightful light reddish-brown with iridescent hues of lemon and lavender.
Well struck and very attractive with a fair amount of mint red blending with light brown over choice surfaces.
Well struck and mark-free with considerable mint red.
A beautiful original blazing red example of this American classic.
Solid detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
A nice problem-free example of this popular 'key' date.
Well detailed with pleasing medium brown surfaces.