|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. This coin is very bright and lustrous. Nearly full red in color, the coin has just a bit of red-orange toning which is mostly concentrated around the rims. The color shows well in my photos, but the overall pop and luster is much more powerful in hand. There are no major spots or marks on the coin, but there are a few tiny hits scattered about that are noticed under a close inspection. A very pretty, high grade example of the 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent.