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. Boldly struck with flawless matte surfaces that have just the slightest brush of soft-brown. Awesome quality and very nearly full red!
Well detailed and problem-free.
Well detailed with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Sharply struck and highly lustrous with an iridescent turquoise hue over a light chocolate brown base.
Well struck and nearly mark-free with a pleasing lustrous blend of mint red and light brown.
A pleasing example of this popular and scarce issue with a bold strike and mint red luster.
Well struck and nearly mark-free with outstanding surfaces that are close to full red.
Very well struck with original mint red surfaces that are devoid of significant marks and spots.
Vibrant luster with a lovely blend of mint red, lavender, and blue tinted soft brown. No significant marks and zero carbon. Super quality!
Well detailed with pleasing light brown surfaces.
Blazing original red surfaces with no significant spots or marks. Super eye appeal!
S/Horizontal S. Well struck and devoid of significant marks with blazing full red luster.
CAC. A beautiful blend of golden-red and ruby-red on the obverse with a stunning ruby-red reverse. Super quality and eye appeal with a needle-sharp strike and nearly flawless surfaces.
Blazing original mint red luster and a virtually flawless.
CAC. Incredible quality with intense blazing red luster over nearly flawless surfaces.
Beautiful lustrous original red surfaces and a great strike. A nearly flawless example of this popular first year 'Lincoln'.