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!
Intense blazing red luster over exceptionally nice surfaces. Super quality!
CAC. Boldly struck with flawless matte surfaces that have just the slightest brush of soft-brown. Awesome quality and very nearly full red!
Well detailed and problem-free.
CAC. Mostly red and a sharp strike with no carbon. Excellent eye appeal!
Well struck with no significant marks or spots and nice original mint red luster. Housed in an early blue label holder.
Old green label holder.
CAC. A beautiful blend of golden-red and ruby-red on the obverse with a stunning ruby-red reverse. Super quality and eye appeal with a needle-sharp strike and nearly flawless surfaces.
Blazing original mint red luster and a virtually flawless.
Beautiful lustrous original red surfaces and a great strike. A nearly flawless example of this popular first year 'Lincoln'.
Blazing red luster and a precise strike with nearly pristine matte proof surfaces. Super quality!
CAC. Beautiful medium brown surfaces with a generous amount of orange-red remaining. The look is clean and the strike is sharp. Excellent eye appeal.
CAC. A beautiful Gem with needle-sharp definition of all the design features and impeccably preserved original mint red surfaces. Devoid of significant marks and spots and displaying the lovely granular texture of a high quality matte proof.