|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. I have owned many MS66RB graded 1909 VDB cents and this is one of the more attractive examples I have seen. The obverse color in particular is very pleasing with fiery red and orange toning in the center and green color towards rims. The color is a bit more bold and vibrant than my photos show and the luster of the coin is strong as well. The reverse is also attractive, but the toning is not quite as vibrant as that of the obverse. The piece is free of major marks, hits or spotting as you would expect at this grade level. Unfortunately, the NGC holder itself does have several fine scratches which show in my photos, but the coin itself is not affected. A wonderful, high-grade toned 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent.