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
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.
Pleasing glossy brown surfaces with just the slightest touch of 'rub'.
CAC. Beautiful golden-red surfaces with crisp luster and a sharp strike. An outstanding example of this popular scarce Lincoln.
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.
One of the classic American rarities and in Premium Gem BU condition. The surfaces are nothing less than spectacular with fresh vibrant original golden-red luster and a sharp strike. Super quality and great eye appeal!
A pleasing example of this classic rarity.
CAC. Blazing original red with a thick luster cartwheel. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are virtually perfect. Housed in a first generation holder.
S/Horizontal S. Vibrant mint luster and well struck. Predominately red blending with a touch of light brown.
S/Horizontal S. Beautiful fresh blazing red luster gives this well struck Gem exceptional eye appeal.
S/Horizontal S. A gorgeous blazing red cent with outstanding problem-free surfaces.
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!