One of the most famous coin designs in American history is the one that was introduced on the humble US Penny in 1909. The bust of President Abraham Lincoln on the obverse is famous in that it was the first American presidents portrait to feature on widely circulated coinage, and also due to the fact that it remains on the penny more than a century later. It is the reverse field of these particular Lincoln Wheat Pennies that makes the coins even more famous. Provident Metals now has 1909 VDB Lincoln Wheat Pennies in certified condition available to you for purchase online.
When you purchase one of these 1909 VDB Lincoln Wheat Pennies online at Provident Metals, you will receive a coin that is Mint State 66 condition according to the PCGS. Coins with this certification showcase an above-average mint luster, no more than three or four minor contact marks, and only a few minor hairlines visible only with the aid of magnification. The additional RD designation indicates the coins have a red mint luster common in copper coinage.
The obverse of the 1909 Lincoln Wheat Penny comes with a right-profile bust of President Abraham Lincoln. This design was created by Victor David Brenner in 1909 and is based on a February 9, 1864, photograph taken of the 16th President of the United States of America. The inscriptions on this side include IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, and 1909.
On the reverse side of 1909 VDB Lincoln Wheat Pennies is a depiction of wheat stalks. Here, the two wheat stalks are featured at the edges of the design field and flank the inscriptions of ONE CENT and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the center of the coins design field. The other inscriptions on this side include E PLURIBUS UNUM and the VDB initials of designer Victor David Brenner.
The 1909 Lincoln Wheat Penny was historic and memorable in many ways. As mentioned, it was the last major redesign of the US Penny, the longest-used obverse design of any American coin, and was also a controversial release in its prominent inclusion of the designer’s VDB initials. 1909 VDB Lincoln Pennies were only struck until August of that year, with the US Mint removing his initials and striking the coins without them going forward.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Designer (Obverse)||Victor D. Brenner|
|Designer (Reverse)||Lyndall Bass|
|Product Series||Wheat Pennies|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Packaging||PCGS Plastic Slab|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||3.4 x 2.4 x .04|