1909-S VDB WHEAT PENNY VALUES, STATS, AND FACTS
1909-S VDB WHEAT PENNY HISTORY
When it comes to rare and valuable wheat pennies, the 1909-S VDB is by far the most valued. The 1909-S VDB Wheat penny has a very interesting history. In this article, we will learn how the 1909-S VDB came to be and why it quickly became one of the most controversial coins in history. We will also discuss the values and stats of the 1909-S VDB Wheat penny.
The wheat penny was created by Victor David Brenner to replace the previous Indian Head penny series. In 1909, there was two different series of coins produced, the Indian Head penny and the Wheat penny. The 1909-S Indian Head penny was produced in the beginning of 1909 and was later replaced by the 1909-S VDB Wheat penny. Both coins were produced at the San Francisco mint.
When the 1909-S VDB Wheat penny hit circulation, it was automatically criticized. Citizens were outraged that the new wheat penny was designed with Benner's initials. It became such an outcry that the 1909-S VDB Wheat penny was discontinued. However, 484,000 1909-S VDB Wheat pennies managed to hit circulation and it instantly became a collector's coin. The Philadelphia Mint also produced wheat pennies with the initials. Since the Philadelphia Mint did not have a mint mark at this time, the wheat pennies are noted as the 1909 VDB.
1909 PENNY TYPES AND VALUES
In total, there were five different types of pennies produced in 1909. Four types were wheat pennies and the other was the Indian Head penny. The four wheat penny types were the 1909-S VDB, 1909 VDB, 1909-S, and the 1909 Wheat penny. The sole Indian Head penny produced in 1909 was the 1909-S Indian Head penny.
The 1909-S VDB Wheat penny is very valuable and rare. Only 484,000 were produced in 1909 and a large percentage of them no longer exist. Even in low grade, the 1909-S VDB Wheat penny is valued around $600. In "Fine" grade, the 1909-S VDB Wheat penny is valued around $830. If you have a 1909-S VDB in high grade or uncirculated condition, it can be worth $1,800 or more! Besides wheat penny error coins, no other wheat penny in the series has a higher value then the 1909-S VDB Wheat penny.
If you are looking to buy the rare 1909-S VDB Wheat penny or sell, there are a few things you should know. Ebay is a great place to buy and sell your coins. You can sell them in an auction or by a set price. You can also buy coins there as well. If you are looking to buy, you can view the seller's stats to see if they are a legit seller. Take the time to read their feedback stats also. If you would rather go to a coin shop or dealer, please read the following tips. To be honest, before you talk to a dealer, you need to make sure you know what you have and how much your coins are worth. To do this, all you have to do is search online. This will give you an estimate of what your coins are worth. Before you buy or sell, make sure you know the grade of your coin and the value. The grade of your coin is determined by the grade, so make sure you have a ballpark figure.
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