Lot Number:17
Start Time:5/30/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:6/16/2024 10:08:00 PM
Bid Count:21
Winning Bidder:s****k
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$4.50
Current Bid:$89.50
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The 1909 VDB Wheat Cent can be a valuable coin, but its worth depends heavily on its condition. Here's a breakdown of the factors affecting its value:

  • Condition: This is the most crucial factor. A well-preserved 1909 VDB Wheat Cent in Mint State (MS) condition will be worth considerably more than a worn one. Grading companies like PCGS or NGC assign numerical grades (MS-60 to MS-70 for uncirculated) that reflect a coin's condition.

  • Strike Characteristics: There are two main strike variations for the 1909 VDB Wheat Cent:

    • Broad Strike (RB): These are more common and have a wider lettering and design elements.
    • Narrow Strike (RD): Less common, these have sharper details due to a narrower die strike.

Here's a general value range for 1909 VDB Wheat Cents depending on condition and strike type (based on PCGS Price Guide [not available online anymore]):

  • Circulated Grades (VG - Poor): $1 to $10 (common for both RB and RD strikes)
  • Uncirculated Grades (MS-60 to MS-70):
    • Broad Strike (RB): $29.70 to $26,400
    • Narrow Strike (RD): $54.00 to $79,200 (significantly more valuable)

Additional Factors:

  • Variety: There are minor die varieties for some 1909 VDB Wheat Cents, but these typically don't significantly impact value unless the coin is already valuable due to grade and strike type.
  • Numismatic value: Beyond its metallic value, a 1909 VDB Wheat Cent might hold historical or sentimental value for collectors, which can influence its price.


  • If you have a 1909 VDB Wheat Cent, it's wise to get it graded by a professional company like PCGS or NGC to determine its condition and strike type (RB or RD). This will significantly enhance its value and authenticity.
  • Online resources like PCGS CoinFacts (雖暫時無法在線上獲取 [not available online anymore]) can provide valuable information about 1909 VDB Wheat Cents.
  • Consulting a professional coin dealer or numismatic expert for an appraisal is recommended for a more accurate valuation based on your specific coin's characteristics.
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