|The 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent was the first Lincoln Cent issued in the series which has now lasted over 100 years. The 1909 VDB is also a one-year type coin as it was the only year the designer's initials were located on the reverse of the coin. After only a couple of weeks of production, Brenner's initials were removed from the reverse of the coin, creating this highly popular variety. This example of the 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent has been graded MS66RB by NGC and is encapsulated in an older-style NGC "fatty" holder which is slightly thicker than the current NGC holders. The coin is bright and lustrous and nearly full red in color. The reverse is slightly toned and probably just a hint too dark for the coin to earn an RD designation. Just a couple of tiny marks and light spots, almost unnoticeable without magnification, are of note. A nearly full red, high-grade 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent in an older NGC holder.