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1909 VDB Lincoln Cent DDO FS-1102 PCGS MS66RD SOLD
1909 VDB Lincoln Cent DDO FS-1102 PCGS MS66RD
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. Surprisingly, during the short run of production of 1909 VDB Lincoln Cents, two different doubled die obverse varieties were produced. The second of which, designated as FS-1102 is said to be more rare than the FS-1101, though it is not as expensive as the more collected FS-1101 which shows more extreme doubling. The doubling on the obverse of the FS-1102 can be seen with an extra thickness on the first 9 in 1909 as well as in the letters of LIBERTY, particularly in the B and R. Other diagnostics of the FS-1102 include die clashing under Lincoln's chin and under the C of CENT on the reverse.

This example of the 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent Doubled Die Obverse FS-1102 (Die 2) has been graded MS66RD by PCGS and is encapsulated in one of their newer edge-view holders. The coin is bright red and lustrous and shows the variety very well. Only a small hit just above LIBERTY behind Lincoln's head and a couple of tiny marks on the reverse keep the coin from a higher grade. A few tiny carbon spots show under magnification, but coin is very appealing to the naked eye. To date, PCGS has attributed only thirteen (13) examples of this variety in the MS66RD grade with only a single MS67RD example known to be graded higher. Just about the best example of this 1909 VDB DDO variety that you can buy.

 
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