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!
An attractive blend of orange-red and light tan rests upon clean looking matte surfaces. Sure to please.
Fantastic satiny orange-red surfaces that are virtually flawless. The strike is razor-sharp and the eye appeal is amazing!
A 'key' date with attractive medium brown surfaces that exhibit just a trace of 'rub' and a sharp strike.
CAC. An attractive blend of tan and exposed strands of mint red rest upon lustrous surfaces. The strike is sharp and eye appeal is strong.
A 'key' date with lustrous tan surfaces that also exhibit a generous amount of orange-red for the given 'brown' designation. The strike is sharp and the look is quite eye appealing.
A 'key' date with an ample amount of original mint red. The strike is sharp and there are no significant marks.
Beautiful blazing original mint red luster with a subtle lime-green hue. The surfaces are virtually pristine and the strike is excellent. Super quality and great eye appeal!
S/Horizontal S. Beautiful spot-free mint red surfaces and a very sharp strike.
CAC. Beautiful orange-red surfaces with a brilliant golden glow and a great strike. A better date with wonderful eye appeal.
Blazing mint red surfaces and a very sharp strike.
Blazing orange-red luster with a touch of green and rose highlight. The strike is razor-sharp and the surfaces are fantastic. A great first-year example!
Lustrous surfaces with a clean look and a very sharp strike.
Blazing copper-red luster, a very clean look, and an excellent strike. Super quality with nothing graded numerically finer at either service.
CAC. Very attractive matte surfaces exhibit a very clean look and a pleasing amount of orange-red for a 'brown' designated example.
CAC. Bright lavender-red luster and overall high quality gives this Gem outstanding eye appeal.
Well struck with rich lustrous surfaces that are mostly red blending with soft tan. Very attractive.
Lustrous mint red satin surfaces and a very sharp strike. Quite attractive.