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The First Lincoln Cents

Issued to commemorate the centennial of one of the greatest U.S. Presidents...

The longest-lived coin in our history, the Lincoln cent was the first circulating U.S. coin to feature a historic person. The very day it was released, newspapers nationwide strongly objected to the placement of designer Victor David Brenner’s initials on the coin. Almost immediately production was halted and the offending letters removed. The original V.D.B. penny was produced for only a few weeks before the second no-initial version took its place – a rare occurrence in U.S. coinage.

You will receive two first-year 1909 Lincoln pennies:

• Including both the scarcely seen, one-time-only “V.D.B.” version, which many call the ultimate Lincoln penny, and the non-initial version minted the same year.
• Enhanced by a mint-condition 1909 two-cent Lincoln 100th-anniversary stamp, the first U.S. commemorative stamp that did not promote a current event.
• Marking the first appearance of our national motto, “In God We Trust,” on the one-cent coin.
• Based on Mathew Brady’s 1864 photograph of Lincoln.
• Presented in uncirculated condition, protectively encapsulated—as is the stamp—to ensure worry-free viewing of both front and back for generations to come.
$142 +$5 shipping & service
Payable in 3 monthly installments of $49
You will receive a handsome wooden Display Chest that measures approximately 6.4" x 4.4" x 3". Also included is a Collector’s Booklet filled with fascinating details about the issuance of the Lincoln cent in 1909, the controversy over Brenner’s initials and the significance of the stamp.

This product allows you the convenience of a gradual payment plan. You can pay in three monthly installments.

• Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. You may return your product within 30 days for replacement or for a full refund.
• Reservations are subject to acceptance.

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