Set of 2 coins, both from 1909 -- the first year of issue for the Lincoln cent. One coin is a 1909VDB and the other a 1909 from the Philly mint. Both coins will grade at least good. Many will grade higher. Full readable dates. No holes. no gouges, no counter-stamps. Just nice collectible coins. Some coin history on the 1909 and 1909VDB from the coinvalues website: 1909 was the first year that the Lincoln Wheat Penny was minted. Replacing Indian Head Pennies, which were minted from 1859 through 1909, Lincoln Pennies were welcomed by massive crowds that gathered at banks on August 2nd when the new one-cent coins arrived in commerce. While the coins were highly popular with the public from day one, there was initial outcry about the prominence of the initials of Victor David Brenner, the designer of the Lincoln Wheat Penny. His initials, VDB, are located on the reverse side near the rim and centered below the wheat stalks.