|The 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent is a highly desirable first year issue as well as a one-year type coin. The first Lincoln Cents were released to the public on August 2, 1909. Very soon after their initial release, complaints were made regarding the prominent V.D.B. initials of the coinís designer featured on the lower reverse even though other U.S. coins of the era feature the initial or initials of the designer. In response to such complaints, the Mint ordered the initials removed from the design. Although the 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent is generally available in the MS67RD grade, with just over 200 examples graded by PCGS alone, the present example was carefully and patiently selected from countless examples. The coin is nearly flawless, is practically dripping with luster and is likely one of the best surviving 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cents.