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"1907 VDB" Lincoln Wheat fantasy issue, Bronze, Bulk-Handled

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Item Number: mm_linc_1907_vdb_bh
Housed in non-PVC "flip" holder, with certificate indicating "Bulk-Handled" Finish.

Victor D. Brenner’s original bust of Abraham Lincoln was sculpted and copyrighted in 1907 (now in public domain). A number of large bronze plaques were produced and sold by the artist in the 1907-1909 period. This original version featured slightly different facial details, higher relief on the head, and a different coat and tie arrangement than the later version which was eventually adopted for use on the Lincoln Cents first minted in 1909. The “1907” fantasy-date over-strike features an accurate reduction from one of the original plaques so as to show what the first Lincoln Cent would have looked like with the original sculpture. These are over-struck on bronze Lincoln Wheat Cents of 1909-1958.

Now available is this modern over-strike, the most exacting and faithful rendition available. Holding one in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would be like to own an original (had any actually been produced). And since these are over-struck on genuine coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content, and correct diameter and edge type. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.

By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.

Since these are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

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