Why Add This XF 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent to Your Collection?
The Lincoln cent was first struck in 1909 and it is still in production today, although this series has had a few design changes over the years. This Lincoln cent is from the first year of issue, 1909, when the Wheat reverse was in use. The Philadelphia Mint struck this coin. The specimen offered here is the VDB variety, which indicates that the designer's initials appear on the obverse of the coin. It had a mintage of 27,995,000 pieces.
Original Lincoln and Wheat Designs
The obverse of this classic coin features a detailed depiction of President Abraham Lincoln. He is facing the right and the date can be found near his face. This design is the work of Victor David Brenner.
The reverse shows an ear of wheat on each side around the face value. This design is also the work of Victor David Brenner, which is where the "VDB" comes from. These initials can be found at the bottom of the reverse of VDB specimens.
This Wheat cent has not been submitted to a third-party service for certification. However, it is in Extremely Fine condition. Some wear is visible, but many original details remain.
Order while you have the chance, this XF 1909 VDB Lincoln Wheat cent could be yours.
|Year of Issue:||1909|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Right-Facing Lincoln|
|Reverse Design:||Denomination Between Wheat Stalks|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Victor D. Brenner|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Victor D. Brenner|