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1909-P 1 Cent Lincoln BU
1909 Philadelphia Mint Lincoln Cent in Brilliant Uncirculated Condition
This first year 1909 Lincoln Cent from the Philadelphia Mint is in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. There were two varieties of Lincoln Cents struck in 1909, one with the designer Victor David Brenner's initials on the coin, the other with his initials removed. This coin is the second variety.
Brenner's obverse design features a portrait of Lincoln facing right, and for the first time on the cent, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Flanking Lincoln's bust on the left was the inscription LIBERTY, with the date on the right. The reverse design shows two sheaves of wheat, one on either side, framing the inscriptions ONE CENT, E PLURIBUS UNUM and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Collectors love to obtain firsts for their collection and this is no different. 1909 was the first year of the Lincoln Cent series and essential for any collection. When you also consider that this coin has survived for over 100 years in uncirculated condition, you'll realize that it's an important addition to your collection.
|Year of Issue||1909|
|Mint Name||Philadelphia - P, U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||3.11 Grams - g|