Lincoln 1909 Penny Cufflinks
These historic 1909 Lincoln pennies are transformed into handsome, jeweler’s-quality cufflinks - marking over 100 years since they were first minted. The coins are mounted on sterling silver findings and come gift-boxed with a brief history and certificate of authenticity. One cufflink depicts "heads", while the other cufflink depicts "tails". Whether you are simply a fan of the late president, or a CFO who wants to show the Board of Directors that you are frugal with company funds, these cufflinks will make statement about your leadership style. A wonderful gift that won’t cost a mint! The Lincoln cent or Lincoln penny is a cent coin (or penny) that has been struck by the United States Mint since 1909. The obverse or heads side was designed by Victor David Brenner, as was the original reverse. The coin has seen several reverse, or tails, designs and now bears one by Lyndall Bass depicting a Union shield. In January 1909, the Mint engaged Brenner to design a cent depicting the late president, Abraham Lincoln, 1909 being the centennial year of his birth. Brenner's design was eventually approved, and the new coins were issued to great public interest on August 2, 1909. Brenner's initials (VDB), on the reverse at its base, were deemed too prominent once the coins were issued, and were removed within days of the release. The initials were restored, this time smaller, on Lincoln's shoulder, in 1918. Brenner's reverse was replaced in 1959 by a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial designed by Frank Gasparro, for the sesquicentennial of his birth year. The Lincoln Memorial reverse was itself replaced in 2009 by commemorative designs marking the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth.
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