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. Outstanding for the grade with nearly full red luster over nearly flawless surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing light chocolate brown surfaces.
A pleasing upper-end Fine example of this popular 'key' date.
Attractive and spot-free with lustrous light brown surfaces that retain a trace of mint red.
Nearly full red with just a touch of soft brown. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are very clean.
CAC. Beautiful flashy original mint red surfaces with no significant marks and excellent eye appeal.
CAC. Sharply struck with vibrant red and brown surfaces that are free of marks and carbon. It's hard to find any imperfections on this amazing 'Lincoln'!
CAC. Fresh blazing red luster and a sharp strike. Super eye appeal!
Doubled Die Obverse. Original mint red surfaces on this scarce and popular variety. Doubling is most obvious on LIBERTY.
Doubled Die Obverse. The digits of the date and LIBERTY show doubling. This is a stunning example with vibrant original mint red luster!
CAC. Bright lavender-red luster and overall high quality gives this Gem outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. A well struck and mark-free Gem with a pleasing blend of orange-red and soft brown luster.
Well struck and very flashy with mostly red luster.
Remarkably vibrant full red luster and a great strike.
Fantastic quality with nearly flawless surfaces and vibrant virtually full red luster.
Beautiful original brick-red luster and a very sharp strike. The surfaces are nearly pristine with no noteworthy marks or spots.