1909 V. D. B. Matte Proof Lincoln Penny
You probably haven’t seen a coin like this before. As one of the first Lincoln pennies in circulation, the 1909 V.D.B Matte Proof Lincoln Penny made quite an impression on collectors. There are two things about this coin that set it apart from the crowd. First, it was struck with a matte-proof die, which was unusual of that time. Second, the designer’s initials “V.D.B.” can be seen at the bottom of the penny. These initials were later removed, which makes this particular penny extremely rare. A mere 1,194 coins were ever produced with the designers initials, making them an extremely rare find today. Were you to find and sell one of these coins, you could easily receive over $250,000!