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
Sharply struck and problem-free with lustrous medium brown surfaces that show just a trace of faded golden-red.
Vibrant reddish-brown surfaces and a sharp strike.
CAC. Crisp original mostly red luster and nearly mark-free.
CAC. Nearly full red with blazing mint luster.
Well struck with pleasing surfaces and very nearly full red luster.
Beautiful original mint red luster and a sharp strike with no significant marks. Super quality!
S/Horizontal S. Shimmering soft brown surfaces with a reddish tint.
S/Horizontal S. A pleasing nearly mark-free example of this popular mintmark over-striking.
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. Satiny red luster and a sharp strike.