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!
A lovely blend of tan and mint red rests upon sharply struck matte surfaces. Excellent eye appeal.
Sharp detail with lustrous brown surfaces.
CAC. An attractive blend of tan and orange-red rests upon very lustrous and sharply struck surfaces. A sure to please 'key' date.
CAC. Vibrant luster over beautiful mint red and soft olive-brown surfaces. Devoid of significant marks and spots with outstanding eye appeal.
Gorgeous original mint red luster and a great strike with nearly pristine surfaces. A fantastic example of this numismatic classic!
Strong detail and pleasing medium brown surfaces.
S/Horizontal S. Well struck and nearly full red with no significant marks or spots.
CAC. Beautiful medium brown surfaces with a generous amount of orange-red remaining. The look is clean and the strike is sharp. Excellent eye appeal.
CAC. Sharply struck with a nice blend of mint red and soft brown.
CAC. Lustrous light brown matte surfaces with noticeable underlying mint orange-red. A mintage of only 1,733. Spot-free and great eye appeal!
CAC. Spot-free medium brown matte surfaces and a razor-sharp strike. A mintage of 2,145.
Well struck with lustrous golden-brown surfaces.
CAC. Vibrant original mint red luster and a sharp strike. Outstanding for the grade with wonderful eye appeal!
CAC. A very attractive blend of medium brown and orange-red rests upon sharp matte surfaces.
CAC. A gorgeous matte proof with nearly flawless reddish-brown surfaces.
Extremely flashy with shades of bright copper-red and brick-red. The matte surfaces are outstanding with no significant spots or marks.