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One of the most common counterfeits is the "added S mintmark". These often have the wrong serifs on the "S" -- they are not parallel like a real one's are. But there are so many different kinds of counterfeits out there for this coin, it could be a dozen different things to look for. I would recommend you check your local library or book store for a book about counterfeit coin detection.

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Q: How can you tell if you have a fake 1909 s vdb penny?
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What penny from 1909 is rarest?

A 1909-S VDB penny!

How can you tell the difference between a real and counterfeit 1909 VDB Lincoln Penny?

Have it checked by a coin dealer.

I have a 1909 penny but it is not marked with a mint like a s or d but some people say its from philaldephia if its not marked and you can see the vdb on the back how much is it worth?

A penny that is 1909 VDB could get up to around $5. The reason is because a penny that is 1909 VDB has 28 million pennies minted.

What year wheat penny is most valuable?

1909-S with VDB.

What is a 1909vdb penny worth?

1909 VDB (Victor D. Brenner) About $5-30 depending on condition. 1909 S VDB: About $800-8000 depending on condition.

How do you know if a penny is a VDB?

First check to see if the date is 1909. If it's not, then you don't have a VDB penny. If it is keep reading. Next, check to see if there's a small VDB on the backside close to rim under the letters AME in America. If you see this then you have a VDB penny. If not you don't have one.

What is the most rare of wheat pennies?

probaly a 1909 s vdb penny or a copper 1943 penny

How much is a 1909 High Grade condition wheat penny worth?

1909 VDB - extra fine condition (EF40) - $20 1909 -S VDB - EF40 - $ 1500 1909 - EF40 - $7.00 1909-S - EF40 - $275

What is the oldest wheat penny?

The 1909 S VDB wheat cent is the rarest to date.

How much is a 1909 circulated penny worth?

There are 6 different kinds of pennies that were minted in 1909 : In circulated condition, they will have the following values : 1909 Indian Head Cent -- $2.00 1909-S Indian Head Cent ("S" is on the back at the bottom) -- $250.00 1909 Lincoln Cent -- $1.00 1909-S Lincoln Cent ("S" is under the date) -- $50.00 1909 VDB Lincoln Cent ("VDB" is on the back at the bottom) -- $3.50 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent ("S" under the date AND "VDB" on the back at the bottom) -- $400-$500 it matters in whatcondition the penny is in

What is a rare date wheat penny?

1909 S VDB wheat cent is a rare date.

What is value of 1909 Penny S VDB?

A penny that is 1909 S VDB could get up to around $500. The reason is because a penny that is 1909 S VDB only has 1/2 a million pennies minted. A regular penny has around 10-500 million pennies minted.AnswerIn circulated condition, its worth $500 to $700 A nice uncirculated one is worth $1,000 to $1,200More:According to USA Coin Book, a 1909 S VDB Lincoln Wheat Penny is worth about $700 in good condition up to about $1,500 in MS60 mint condition. A coin in MS63 choice uncirculated grade is worth about $2,125.

Where was the 1909 Lincoln penny made?

Philadelphia - 27,995,000 with the designer's initial VDB on the back; 72,700,000 without.San Francisco - 484,000 with VDB; 1,825,000 without

Is there a VDB under the 1973 D penny?

No a 1973 penny will not have VDB.

1909 VDB penny?

Assuming it has no mintmark and the coin is circulated, retail is $8.00 to $16.00 depending on condition.

What is the most valued penny?

At least for Lincoln cents, the most valuable by far is the 1909-S VDB.

What is the value of an uncirculated 1909 VBD Penny?

As of late August 2012 an uncirculated 1909 VDB penny with no mintmark is worth at least $20. In higher uncirculated conditions they can be worth up to $400.

What is the difference between a 1909 vdb and a 1909 vdb s penny?

A lot of money and 4,000 miles. 1909 VDB cents were struck in Philadelphia and retail for about $7. Like all Phila. coins before 1979/80 (except for "war nickels") they do not have a mint mark. 1909-S VDB cents were struck in San Francisco and have a small S under the date. These are much rarer and retail for $900 to $1500 depending on condition.

Value of a penny collection containing an authentic 1909-S VDB Penny?

The value would depend upon which other coins are in the collection.

1909 S VDB penny?

Retail values for circulated coins run from $730.00-$1,630.00 depending on grade.

How much does a 1909 VDB penny cost?

A 1909 VDB cent from Philadelphia sells for about $7. If it has an S mint mark (San Francisco) it is much rarer, and sells for $650 if worn, up to around $1500 in nearly-new condition.

Value of a 1909 VDB Penney?

2nd Answer: It depends on the condition of the coin and is it a 1909 S or what? The average price seemed to be around $18.00 to $50.00 for non S. If it was a S then it was anywhere from $500 to $1,000. I found this on Ebay. Just go there and put the description of your penny, "1909 vdb penny" (no extra e in penny) in the search bar and look at what is listed and why the prices differ. Good luck. 1st Answer: 1 cent

How common is the 1909 S-VDB?

Only 484,000 were made.

Value of a 1909 vdb penny?

Assuming it has no mint mark under the date, retail is $8.00 to $16.00 depending on condition.

What is the value of a 1901 VDB wheat penny?

There is no such coin. The first Lincoln cents were struck in 1909. See the attached link for prices.