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
A bold matte proof striking with vibrant golden red-brown luster. Super attractive and virtually flawless!
A very pleasing example of this 'American Classic' with frosty brown luster with a trace of golden-red. The strike is strong and the surfaces are free of significant marks.
CAC. Sharply struck and free of significant marks with streaks of red blending nicely with glossy reddish-brown.
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.
A beautiful spot-free mint red Gem.
CAC. A pleasing problem-free example of this popular 'key' date.
A pleasing well struck example of this better date. The surfaces are a lustrous light brown with a touch of golden-red and a faint iridescent lavender hue.
Mostly red and well struck. Very attractive.
CAC. Nearly full red with blazing mint luster.
S/Horizontal S. A beautiful mint red Gem with a solid strike and no significant marks.
CAC. S/Horizontal S. Well struck with beautiful full red surfaces that are virtually mark-free.
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!