1909 VDB Lincoln Cent

Lincoln never looked so good. At 113 years old this coin has aged very well and has toned beautifully. It’s in uncirculated condition and I’d say that I’ve owned it for some thirty years or so. The coin was minted at the Philadelphia Mint in 1909 (obviously) and the designer’s initials are on the reverse bottom center of the coin – V.D.B. is Victor D. Brenner. The coin was issued on the occasion of President Lincoln’s 100th birthday. The initials caused quite a stir at the time with many feeling they were too prominent on a US coin. They were quickly removed that same year but not until about 27 million were issued from the Philly mint. The initials reappeared in 1918 but were moved to the obverse just under Lincoln’s bust and are hard to see with the naked eye. Now you know. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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