|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 one of the newer-style edge-view holders. Relatively few example of this first-year issue survive in the MS66RB grade and only a handful of coins with red-brown color have been graded higher by NGC or PCGS. This coin is nearly full red in color with some fading of original color, particularly on the right side of the obverse. The coin is relatively mark free, as expected for this ultra-high grade, with only a few light marks noticed under magnification. A nice high-grade red-brown example of the 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent.