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!
Wheat Cent Bag $50 Face
Set of 20 different
A pleasing example of this key date with original mint red luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Wonderful silky smooth surfaces with frosty golden-brown luster. There is an undertone of red mixed with iridescent blue-green hues. Not a single carbon spot or significant mark can be found on this amazing Premium Gem. Tied for the finest 'Brown' designated '09-S VDB graded at PCGS or NGC.
S/Horizontal S. Well struck and mostly red with outstanding eye appeal.