There are 6 possibilities for a cent dated 1909. Some are very valuable, others are only moderately rare. Numismedia lists the following approximate retail values as of 03/2011:
Indian head design, no mint mark(Philadelphia)
Very worn condition - $8
Moderately worn - $12
Slightly worn - $13
Almost no wear - $28
Uncirculated - $37 to $312 depending on quality
Indian head design, "S" mint mark under the wreath(San Francisco):
Very worn - $489
Moderately worn - $552
Slightly worn - $670
Almost no wear - $876
Uncirculated - $980 to $2,310
Lincoln design, no mint mark, letters VDB on the back at the bottom rim
Very worn - $8.63
Moderately worn - $10.35
Slightly worn - $11.50
Almost no wear - $14.60
Uncirculated - $19.20 to $156.00
Lincoln design, "S" mint mark under the date, letters VDB on the back at the bottom rim
Very worn - $750.00
Moderately worn - $1060.00
Slightly worn - $1180.00
Almost no wear - $1630.00
Uncirculated - $1660.00 to $4260.00
Lincoln design, no mint mark, no letters at the bottom rim
Very worn condition - $2.13
Moderately worn - $2.59
Slightly worn - $3.45
Almost no wear - $9.80
Uncirculated - $13.20 to $94.90
Lincoln design, "S" mint mark under the date, no letters at the bottom rim
Very worn - $79.35
Moderately worn - $105.60
Slightly worn - $132.00
Almost no wear - $264.00
Uncirculated - $300.00 to $720.00
DISCLAIMER: The retail values quoted are the best available as of the date shown, but may vary significantly due to changes in the market. Also the wholesale (buying) price of a coin will be less than the selling (retail) price. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation based on inspection of the coin.
It is 1 cent!
You're probably thinking of "VDB", the initials of the coin's designer Victor D. Brenner. Please see the question "What is the value of a 1909 Lincoln cent?" for more information.
Current retail for a certified XF 1909-S VDB is about .
The earliest Lincoln cent is 1909. There is no such thing as a 1907 Lincoln cent.
There are 4 different varieties with VERY different values. Please see the question "What is the value of a 1909 Lincoln cent?" for specific information.
If the coin is a US 1 cent coin dated 1909 it could be a Indian Head or Lincoln cent, both have the same date. Post new question.
The Lincoln Wheat cent wasn't introduced until 1909.
The Indian Head cents were replaced by Lincoln cents in 1909.
The "V" is the Roman numeral 5, the coin is a 1909 Liberty Head Nickel that is common with a value of $1.00-$3.00 in average condition.
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