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 Half Bag $25 Face
Set of 20 different
Extremely well struck with orange-red luster and a light lavender hue. Beautiful matte surfaces reveal no significant marks.
CAC. Monster quality with golden-red luster and a very faint lime-green hue over beautifully textured matte proof surfaces. The strike is needle-sharp with squared rims and the fields are virtually pristine.
Well struck with nice glossy surfaces and a trace of red remaining.
Orange-red luster with just a faint olive-brown hue. Sharply struck with pleasing surfaces that show no distracting marks. Only a single 'Red-Brown' coin has graded higher at PCGS.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with a red and brown wood-grain finish.
S/Horizontal S. Vibrant mint luster and well struck. Predominately red blending with a touch of light brown.
CAC. S/Horizontal S. A beauty with rich red luster and a sharp strike.
S/Horizontal S. A gorgeous blazing red cent that is well struck and has excellent eye appeal.
CAC. S/Horizontal S. A monster coin with fantastic original full red luster, a precise strike, and wonderful pristine surfaces. Tied with 8 others for the finest graded at PCGS and this one is also CAC approved. The new owner is going to love this fabulous coin!