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U.S. Coin Values: Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse (Proof).

About 1909 VDB 1c BN

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 is 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.

Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln framed by IN GOD WE TRUST on the top periphery. The word LIBERTY to the left of the portait and the date postioned on the right side.

Reverse: Wheat ears flanking the words ONE CENT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM on the top perimeter. The deisgner's initials V.D.B. appear on the bottom periphery.

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Coin Date: 1909
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,194
Coinage Type: Lincoln obverse, Wheat reverse
Coinage Years: 1909-1958
Composition: 95% copper; 5% tin & zinc
Variety: VDB
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 3.11 gr
Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Edge: Plain
PCGS #: 3300
NGC ID: 22KR
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