It is not often that a coin series overlaps, with one ending in the same year a new design begins — resulting in two completely different coins of the same denomination sharing the same date, but 1909 was just such a year. It marked the 50th and final year of the Indian Head cent series, and ushered in the new Lincoln cent that celebrated the centennial of the beloved president's birth.
These historic coins are the first and last of their respective outputs. The mintage of the 1909 Indian Head penny was just a fraction of America's population at the time, so comparatively few were in circulation. Those coins were worn heavily, then a good number were destroyed in melts after a recall. The first few Lincoln pennies carried the designer's initials of VDB, but were quickly revised after just three days. The penny included here is one of those corrections, the first in a long line of modern Lincoln pennies that continues to this day.
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for $14.50 I expected better quality. I based this review on previous purchases
*MERCHANT RESPONSE* These items are graded Good quality which are coins that were worn heavily in circulation. We do have a 30-day return policy. Call us at 1-800-451-4463 for details.
I was pleased, as usual.
Nice set of pennies,
In this set the Indian Head Cent was okay, but the Lincoln Head was definitely NOT in Good Condition. I was told to send it back and that I would have to pay for the shipping, so decided not to send it back ! I much as I had to pay for shipping to get the set I was NOT going to pay to ship it back. I will NO longer do any business with ICC !
*MERCHANT RESPONSE* These coins have been circulated and are in Good condition. Considerable wear is expect at this grade.