1909 VDB Wheat Penny Facts
The 1909 VDB Wheat Penny was minted in 1909 at the San Francisco California mint. In 1909 there were 27,702,000 1909 VDB pennies minted in all. Of course this figure doesn’t reflect the mint proofs that could have been minted that year at the San Francisco mint and only includes the amount of 1909 VDB Wheat Pennies that were poured into circulation.
How Many 1909 VDB Wheat Pennies Were Minted?
1909 VDB Amount Minted 27,702,000
How Much Is A 1909 VDB Wheat Penny Worth?
The 1909 VDB Wheat Penny is worth between $12.50 and $35.25 on average.
This value is strictly based on the coins grade and desirability (amount minted) and doesn’t take current copper spot prices into account as these coins are made of 95% copper (except for the 1943 PS&D steel Wheat Penny) and copper prices are based upon the economy and the global stock market. This value is not iron clad, though the value of Wheat Pennies as a whole have slightly increased every single year by a small margin.
These days copper is all but considered a precious metal. And although the Wheat Penny is made of 95% copper, coin collectors don’t specifically value a coin based upon its make up, but rather its condition and overall desirability. The desirability can vary from coin to coin and is usually based upon the luster, overall condition, amount originally minted of that particular coin, year and mint mark. For instance, coins with a low mintage most often tend to be worth significantly more than others with a higher mintage
Victor David Brenner, the artist and Lithuanian national behind the design of the Lincoln Wheat Cent left his mark on the reverse of the 1909 VDB and the 1909 S VDB by placement of his initials which read V.D.B. near the bottom inside rim of the two coins at six o’clock. Placement of Brenner’s initials were also present on later Lincoln Wheat Cents and Lincoln Memorial Cents from 1918 onward to present day, only now on the obverse of the coins at approximately seven o’clock on Lincoln’s lower right shoulder sleeve.
Want to learn more about Victor D. Brenner? Visit Victor D Brenner’s Wikipedia.
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