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
Original blazing red luster.
Mostly red with vibrant luster and a sharp strike. The surfaces are virtually mark and spot free.
CAC. Extremely well struck with crisp mint luster over mark-free surfaces. The obverse has a fair amount of faded red blending with light olive-brown. The reverse is a perfectly smooth chocolate brown.
CAC. Vibrant honey-red luster and a sharp strike.
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!
Vibrant lustrous surfaces that are carbon-free and nearly full red.
CAC. Vibrant mint red luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Beautiful vibrant red luster over incredible surfaces that are carbon free and devoid of significant marks. Super quality!
S/Horizontal S. Well struck and mostly red.
Amazingly fresh blazing mint red luster with no significant marks or spots. Super quality!
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!