The last major redesign of the US Penny came in 1909. This year saw both the obverse and reverse designs change as the US Mint retired the Indian Head Cent in favor of the first portrait of a former US President on a major circulation coin. The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, debuted on the US Penny in 1909 and this same obverse bust remains there to this day. Today, certified 1909 VDB Lincoln Wheat Pennies are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside PCGS protective plastic slabs!
- First release of Lincoln Wheat Pennies!
- Includes the famous VDB initials only found on 1909 coins!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of 95% copper.
- The face value of $.01 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 66 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- RD luster.
- On the obverse is President Abraham Lincoln.
- The reverse features the wheat stalk design.
The first pennies produced by the United States Mint were released in 1793. Believe it or not, at that point in time the US Mint issued several variations of a Liberty design all at once. The Flowing Hair Chain, Flowing Hair Wreath, and Liberty Cap designs were all released that year, though only the latter saw wide production and use. Between 1796 and 1857, four more designs were used on the penny. However, from 1856 to 2022, just three designs have featured, and the Lincoln Penny design introduced in 1909 has remained in production ever since that date.
All of these 1909 VDB Lincoln Wheat Penny Coins come in Mint State 66 condition from the PCGS. Coins with this certification have an above-average mint luster remaining with a maximum of four minor contact marks. It is also possible for the coins to feature light hairlines that may only be visible with the aid of magnification. The included RD designation indicates a copper coin with red mint luster.
On the obverse of 1909 Lincoln Wheat Penny Coins is a depiction of President Abraham Lincoln. The 16th President of the United States, Lincoln is often remembered as the savior of the Union for his leadership of the nation during the Civil War. He has featured on the obverse of the US Penny since 1909, making his portrait the longest-running design on any American coin still in use today.
The reverse field of 1909 VDB Lincoln Wheat Pennies comes with two wheat stalks. These coins are known as VDB Lincoln Wheat Pennies because of the presence of the VDB initials of designer Victor David Brenner. These initials were used only on early 1909 date marks in the series and eventually removed on those Wheat Pennies struck in 1909 after August of that year.
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