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1909 & 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent 2 pc Set
1909 & 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent 2 pc Set


 
Our Price: $29.95
Year: 1909
Mint(s): Philadelphia
Composition: Copper Plated Zinc
Diameter: 19.05 mm

Product Code: 15462
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Description
 
The cent is our most circulated coin in the history of the United States of America. But the most famous cent has to be the Lincoln, which is known for its stunning copper complexion and the profile of one of our most iconic presidents: Mr. Top Hat himself, Abraham Lincoln! Good Ole’ Honest Abe has not always been on our copper piece (in fact, by 1908 NO president or any other living person had ever been placed on U.S. circulating coinage), and we had to wait until the year 1909 to finally get our hands on the soon to be iconic Lincoln Cent … and wow, did this coin start a controversy!

The copper coins were initially released on August 2 and had the designers initials VDB (Victor David Brenner) prominently displayed on the back of the coin at the 6 o'clock position … and well, the public was outraged! Their opinion was “This is a U.S. coin and is no place for personal advertising!” In response the United States Mint pulled it after only a few days of production, making it one of the rarest Lincoln Cents in the entire series! The Mint eventually released a correct version of the 1909 Lincoln Cent, this time without the initials…because boy, did they learn from their mistake!

A truly One-of-A-Kind Pair at an Unbeatable Value!

This 2pc set includes the scarce 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent and the correct replacement cent, all presented in our award winning display pack!

While our supplies last, you can get both of the 1909 Lincoln Cents, including the rare 1909 VDB Cent

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