In this post we are going to discuss the 1909 VDB Wheat Penny. Its called this after its maker’s initials which are short for Victor David Brenner. These are found at the bottom of the reverse side (see the pictures below). He was chosen to create the US one cent piece to remember that it had been 100 years since the birth of President Abraham Lincoln. These coins started production in 1909 with the VDB struck on the back and upon further inspection the mint found the initials to stick out too much. After 27.995 million were made in Philadelphia and 484,000 in San Francisco the decision was made to remove the VDB from the back. They returned later in 1918 on the obverse on Lincoln’s shoulder. These are much more valuable than the average Wheat Penny especially when its of the S mint variety.
We have a United States 1909 VDB Wheat Penny from the Philadelphia mint in the proceeding images. This coin would most likely grade very good, some of the upper wheat lines on the back are still visible.
Koin kuno satu Penny dari negara Amerika Serikat tahun 1909 VDB.