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. Vibrant full mint red luster.
A nearly flawless example of this first-year Lincoln Cent with blazing red luster.
CAC. Soft olive-brown with a nice dose of subdued mint red.
CAC. Glossy light brown surfaces with a significant amount of faded red remaining.
Considerable subdued mint red blends with soft-brown on the silky smooth surfaces of this lovely scarce 'Lincoln'.
Beautiful original mint red surfaces with no significant marks or spots.
CAC. Nearly full red with beautiful clean surfaces and a sharp strike.
Beautiful original mint red luster and a sharp strike with no significant marks. Super quality!
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.
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.
Nice original blazing red luster.
CAC. Original blazing red luster.
Blazing original copper-red luster.
Nearly flawless with super fresh blazing red luster.
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'!