The Lincoln Cent
Doubled Die Book
 Vol. 1: 1909-1958


 

Obverse Design Varieties

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Below is a listing of the Obverse design changes.  I have only illustrated each ODV with 1 photo, but usually there have been several changes in the design. 
I have cataloged them in this MSWord document

ODV-001
(Small triangle inside tall triangle
at lower front vest)
Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1909 V.D.B.
1909
  1909-S V.D.B.
1909
1909 V.D.B.
1909
         

ODV-002
(One tall triangle at lower front vest)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1910   1910-S 1910
         

ODV-003
(Flat top 1s of Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1911 1911-D 1911-S 1911
         

ODV-004
(Enhanced hair detail)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1912
1913
1914
1912-D
1913-D
1914-D
1912-S
1913-S
1914-S
1912
1913
1914
         

ODV-005
(Strengthened coat collar)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1915 1915-D 1915-S 1915
         

ODV-006
(Short slanted vest line at
lower back of vest)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1916
1917
1916-D
1917-D
1916-S
1917-S
1916
 
         

ODV-007
(V.D.B. on shoulder)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1918

1921
1918-D

 

1918-S

1921-S
 
         

ODV-008
(Enhanced upper vest under the tie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1919 1919-D 1919-S  
         

ODV-009
(Redesigned front vest from top to bottom)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1920 1920-D 1920-S  
         

ODV-010
(Flat foot to G of GOD)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof


1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929

1936
1922-D
1923-D
1924-D
1925-D
1926-D
1927-D
1928-D
1929-D

1936-D

1923-S
1924-S
1925-S
1926-S
1927-S
1928-S
1929-S

1936-S









1936
         

ODV-011
(Trench at back of head,
New style 19 of Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1930 1930-D 1930-S  
         

ODV-012
(Trench at back of head,
Standard 19 of Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1931
1932
1931-D
1932
1931-S  
         

ODV-013
(Doubling on forehead)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1933 1933-D    
         

ODV-014
(No Trench, Different style 9 of Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1934 1934-D    
         

ODV-015
(Full trench around head)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1935

1937

1939 REDs
1940
1941
1942

1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950

1952
1935-D

1937-D

1939-D
1940-D
1941-D
1942-D

1944-D
1945-D
1946-D
1947-D
1948-D
1949-D
1950-D

1952-D
1935-S

1937-S

1939-S
1940-S
1941-S
1942-S

1944-S
1945-S
1946-S
1947-S
1948-S
1949-S
1950-S

1952-S


1937

1939
1940
1941
1942







1950 REDs

1952
         

ODV-016
(Removal of trench smoothes
profile outline)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1938 1938-D 1938-S 1938
         

ODV-017
(Full trench with enhancements
 on vest and tie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1943 1943-D 1943-S  
         

ODV-018
(Raised square tip to interior of 9 of date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1951

1953

1955
1951-D

1953-D

1955-D
1951-S

1953-S

1955-S
1951

1953 REDs

1955
         

ODV-019
(Rounded interior of 9 points higher)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1954 1954-D 1954-S 1954
         

ODV-020
(Extremely large lettering to LIBERTY)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1956 1956-D   1956
         

ODV-021
(New style lettering for
IN GOD WE TRUST)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1957
1958
1959
1957-D
1958-D
1959-D
  1957
1958
1959
         

ODV-022
(Small Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1960 1960-D   1960
         

ODV-023
(Large Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1960-D
1961-D
1962-D
1963-D
1964-D



1968-D








1968-S
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965 SMS
1966 SMS
1967 SMS
1968-S
         

ODV-024
(Redesigned Portrait)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1969 1969-D 1969-S 1969-S
         

ODV-025
(Revised 9 of date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1970 1970-D 1970-S 1970-S
         

ODV-026
(Small Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

    1970-S 1970-S
         

ODV-027
(Strengthened lower throat)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1971 & RDV-002
1971 & RDV-008
1972 No MDO
1972 MDO
1971-D & RDV-002
1971-D & RDV-008
1972-D No MDO
1972-D MDO
1971-S & RDV-002
1971-S & RDV-008
1972-S No MDO
1972-S MDO
1971-S & RDV-002
1971-S & RDV-008
1972-S No MDO
1972-S MDO
         

ODV-028
(Re-engraved bowtie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1971 & RDV-002
1971 & RDV-008
1971-D & RDV-002
1971-D & RDV-008

1971-S & RDV-002
1971-S & RDV-008

1971-S & RDV-002
1971-S & RDV-008
         

ODV-029
(Strengthened ERTY of LIBERTY)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1973 1973-D 1973-S 1973-S
         

ODV-030
(Revised portrait, Thick Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1974
 
1974-D
 
1974-S & MMS-008
 
1974-S & MMS-008
1974-S & MMS-009
         

ODV-031
(Revised portrait, Thin Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1974-D
1975-D
1976-D
1977-D
1978-D
1979-D
1980-D
1981-D
1982-D
1974-S & MMS-009







 

1975-S
1976-S
1977-S
1978-S
1979-S
1980-S
1981-S
1982-S
         

ODV-032
(Small Date)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1982
1983
1984
1985
1982-D
1983-D
1984-D
1985-D
 
1983-S
1984-S
1985-S
         

ODV-033
(Restyled bowtie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1986 1986-D   1986-S
         

ODV-034
(Strengthened upper hair and bowtie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1987
1988
1989
1987-D
1988-D
1989-D
  1987-S
1988-S
1989-S
         

ODV-035
(Strengthened upper beard detail)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1990 1990-D   1990-S
         

ODV-036
(Revised portrait, bowtie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1991 1991-D   1991-S
         

ODV-037
(Revised bowtie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1992 1992-D   1992-S
         

ODV-038
(More bowtie changes)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1993
1994
1995
1996
1993-D
1994-D
1995-D
1996-D
  1993-S
1994-S
1995-S
1996-S
         

ODV-039
(Revised front vest detail)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

1997
1998
1999
1997-D
1998-D
1999-D
  1997-S
1998-S
1999-S
         

ODV-040
(Enhanced lower beard and lower lip)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

2000 2000-D   2000-S
         

ODV-041
(Strong collar above bowtie)

Philadelphia Denver San Francisco Proof

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2001-D
2002-D
2003-D
2004-D
2005-D
2006-D
2007-D
2008-D
  2001-S
2002-S
2003-S
2004-S
2005-S
2006-S
2007-S
2008-S
         

Red = Ex. Rare, Blue = Rare, Pink = Scarce

 

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