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How much is a 1909 VDB coin worth?

How much is a 1909 VDB coin worth?

1909 VDB penny value* Pieces with the designer’s initials are worth $12 to $20 in low grades. On the other hand, you can get approximately $23 to $30 for an uncirculated coin.

How many 1909-S VDB pennies are left?

PCGS estimates suggest there are 5,000 survivors of the 1909-S VDB in MS60BN (Brown) or higher, along with an additional 6,000 in MS60RB (Red-Brown) or better. Even in the more elusive Red, PCGS shows 5,000 in MS60RD, with 3,000 of those grading MS65RD or higher.

How do you tell if a 1909-S VDB is real?

Genuine Mint Marks will also display parallel serifs. If you look at mint mark below labeled “Parallel Mint Mark” the two serifs point in the same direction vertically, in a parallel position. Genuine 1909-S VDB cents will have the VDB initials slightly slanted, specifically on the central crossbar of the letter “B.”

How many 1909s VDB were made?

The mintage of the 1909-S Indian was 309,000, while the mintage of the 1909-S VDB Lincoln was 484,000.

Why is the 1909 VDB penny rare?

And it’s so valuable not only because of the controversy surrounding it but its low mintage too – just 484,000 of these coins have been minted. That’s compared with more than 72million of the other version of the 1909 coin.

How rare are a VDB penny?

The value of VDB Lincoln pennies VDB pennies were only minted in San Francisco, and just 484,000 were made before the design was changed, making it extremely rare. The value of VDB pennies can vary based on grade and condition – USA Coin Book lists the highest and lowest prices at $2,277 and $847.

What does VDB stand for in coins?

Victor David Brenner
In the coin collecting hobby, one set of initials is far more familiar – and readily recognizable – than all others. The initials are “VDB” and they stand for the name of Victor David Brenner, the artist who designed the Lincoln cent.

What makes a 1909 penny valuable?

1909-S Lincoln Penny Also considered a key to the series because of a relatively low mintage number. Collectors value the coin highly in all grades and nicer condition coins are well received.

What is the most valuable VDB penny?

One of the finest-known 1909 Lincoln, V.D.B. cents, graded MS-68 red by PCGS, sold for $56,400 and was the most expensive of the collection’s top Lincoln cents. The designer’s initials hug the reverse rim. All images courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

Which 1909 penny is worth the most?

Lincoln Wheat Penny Values Are Rising

1909 Lincoln Penny $4 $12
1909 Lincoln Penny (S) $100 $275
1910 Lincoln Penny $0.35 $10
1910 Lincoln Penny (S) $17 $80
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