|Just about every collector of U.S. coins knows the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent as one of the most popular key-date coins in all of numismatics and is highly ranked in the “100 Greatest U.S. Coins.” The wide availability of this coin, even in mint state grades, is somewhat offset by the extreme demand for this special coin. It is the lowest mintage business strike Lincoln Cent and had the lowest mintage of any small cent aside from the 1909-S Indian Head Cent and the 1856 Flying Eagle Cent. The present example is a solid gem example which exhibits excellent color and subtle rim toning. Although I typically think of other coins in this set as my favorites, this coin was by far my favorite coin to purchase. Ever since I started collecting as a kid I wanted to own a 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent and finally getting one of them, especially in gem condition, was just awesome.