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Here is my most recent (1943-S no-"V.D.B." Lincoln Steel Wheat Cent):
The first Lincoln cents of 1909 have the designer's initials "V.D.B." present on the lower reverse. Part way through the year, the "V.D.B." was removed from all subsequent coins. From 1909-1917 the designer's initials were not present on Lincoln Cents. In 1918 the V.D.B. was added to the coins again. But this time, it was located on the lower truncation bevel of Lincoln's Bust. To this day, that is where it remains.
I recently visited an antique shop that had a junk box of foreign coins and tokens, priced at 50-cents each. I almost passed this one by, but I happened to notice that the part of the die where the V.D.B. was had broken off, causing a CUD die break on the coin. It is listed in the CUD reference as CU-1c-1943S-12 .
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