Bill Jones small cents
1C LINCOLN, WHEAT REVERSE (1909-1958)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - LINCOLN, PROOF
Item Description: 1C 1909 LINCOLN
Full Grade: PCGS PF 66 RB
Owner: BillJones

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Bill Jones' Type Set   Score: 1363
Bill Jones' Type Set Excluding Modern Issues   Score: 1363
Biill Jones Basic Type set with out gold   Score: 1363
Bill Jones small cents   Score: 1363
Bill Jones' 20th century Proof coins   Score: 1363
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The public objections over the appearance of Victor David Brenner's initials on the reverse of the Lincoln Cent in 1909 resulted in rapid adjustment. The offending letters were removed from the bottom of the reverse thus creating the "Plain" type Lincoln Wheat Cent. This change was reflected on the Matte Proof coins, thus convincing some collectors to order an additional minor coin Proof set, which contained the cent and the nickel. The reason why the 1909 Proof Liberty Nickel has such a high Proof mintage is that collectors wanted example of the Indian, Lincoln VDB and Lincoln Plain cents in their collections, ordering the cent alone was not an option.

The coin shown above is an almost flawless example of the 1909 Plain Lincoln Cent in Matte Proof. The picture does not show the superior sharpness of the design of this piece, and in future months I will try to take a better photo.

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