1909 S/S 1C Lincoln Wheat Cent S/Horizontal S PCGS MS64 RD Red Key Date Coin

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A 1909 San Francisco Mint (S) (S over Horizontal S variety) Lincoln Wheat Cent graded Mint State 64 Red (MS-64 RD) by PCGS. This piece displays an original vibrant luster, original red color with light streaks of darker hues and excellent details. The total mintage for this date & mint: 1,825,000. Please view our photos for additional information and ask any questions prior to purchase.
1909 S/S 1C Lincoln Wheat Cent S/Horizontal S PCGS MS64 RD Red Key Date Coin

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A 1909 San Francisco Mint (S) (S over Horizontal S variety) Lincoln Wheat Cent graded Mint State 64 Red (MS-64 RD) by PCGS. This piece displays an original vibrant luster, original red color with light streaks of darker hues and excellent details. The total mintage for this date & mint: 1,825,000. Please view our photos for additional information and ask any questions prior to purchase.

The Lincoln, Wheat Ears Reverse cent was a one cent piece (or penny) minted from 1909-1958. It became the first U.S. coin denomination to continuously use the motto ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’, and the second coin in U.S. history to feature a president. Designed by Victor D. Brenner, this piece was issued in August 1909 to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s 100th birthday, whose bust appears in profile on the obverse. Brenner’s design is based off a photograph of Lincoln in 1864. The reverse features two ears of wheat. Initial strikes bear Brenner’s full initials VDB on the reverse near the bottom rim, however after heavy objection they were removed. The wheat cent would not see Brenner’s initials reinstated until 1918 and would appear near his shoulder on the obverse. Standard parameters for the wheat cent were .950 copper/.050 tin & zinc composition, a total weight of 3.11 grams, and featured a plain edge with 19 mm diameter.

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Denomination One Cent
Condition Uncirculated
Grade Designation MS-64 RD
Mint / Brand San Francisco Mint
Aggregate Precious Metal Weight in oz 0.0000
SKU Numismatic:n-1167

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