About 1909 VDB BN Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse (Proof)
The 1909 VDB proof cent is one of the scarcest regular-issue proofs around, despite having a higher mintage than several other proof Lincoln cents of the 1909-1916 era. There?s some speculation that the United States Mint may have destroyed unsold examples or distributed them as business strikes. Whatever the case, there are likely fewer than 200 examples in existence, making this first-year issue a very challenging coin in any grade or color designation.
|Denom:||1c / Cent|
|Coinage Type:||Lincoln obverse, Wheat reverse|
|Composition:||95% copper; 5% tin & zinc|
|Designer:||Victor D. Brenner|
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