Monomoy 3
1C LINCOLN, WHEAT REVERSE (1909 V.D.B.)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - LINCOLN, WHEAT REVERSE
Item Description: 1C 1909 VDB
Full Grade: NGC MS 67 RD
Owner: CC Angler

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Monomoy 2   Score: 999
Monomoy 4   Score: 999
Monomoy   Score: 999
Monomoy 3   Score: 999
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,995,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze

This is a bright red almost flawless strike with the initials of VDB for Victor David Brenner. The first emission of the Lincoln Cent debuted in August of 1909 to wide acclaim. The only fly in the ointment was a newspaper campaign against Victor D. Brenner's small initials on the coin's reverse. This had been a compromise from his original insertion of his full surname, but the greater scrutiny given to the cent as opposed to other coins compelled the Mint to cease production of this variety and produce all subsequent cents through 1917 without the designer's initials.

This issue was quite widely hoarded by both numismatists and the general public, with the result that Mint State examples are very common right up through the fully red gem level.

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