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1909 VDB Lincoln Cent PCGS/NGC MS66RD

From the first year of issue featuring original design with Victor David Brenner's intials  

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Denomination Cents
Series Lincoln Cent
Composition Copper
Year 1909
Grade Mint State
Mint State Score MS 66
Designation Condition Rarity, Red (RD)
Certification PCGS, NGC

1909 VDB Lincoln Cent PCGS/NGC MS66RD


The Lincoln Cent, designed by Victor David Brenner, began its mintage in 1909 and continues to be minted to this day. For the first 49 years of mintage the Lincoln Cent showcased the Wheat Ears reverse, which is a favorite among numismatists. This specific example comes from the first year of issue and is graded in Mint State 66 Red condition. Early issues of the 1909 Lincoln Cent included Brenner's initials VDB on the reverse. Public outcry caused the U.S. Mint to remove the initials, making this variety much more rare than examples without the VDB on the reverse. Out of every 1909-P VDB Lincoln Cent struck, significantly less than 1% have been graded in MS66 RD condition. With such a low MS66 RD population, this stunning coin is considered a Condition Rarity.