1909 Lincoln Penny Money Clip Wallet
- This wallet features an authentic 1909 Lincoln Penny celebrating the first year of its minting.
- Wallet is top quality pebble grain cow leather with polyester lining. Slim and light-weight with 2 card slots on back and inner pocket. Magnetic money clip on front. A metal plate is sewn into the wallet to protect magnetic cards. Measures 3" X 3-7/8".
- Each wallet comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
In 2009, Tokens & Icons released the 1909 Lincoln Penny Wallet to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of its minting.
Additional Product Information
The Lincoln Penny was first minted in 1909, the centennial year of Lincoln's birth. The profile-side was designed by sculptor, engraver and medalist, Victor David Brenner, who met directly with President Roosevelt most likely about the coinage design. This was the first time that a real person was depicted on a US coin and Brenner had said he modeled his design after Lincoln's expressions when reading to a child. On the day of the release, citizens lined up at Treasury facilities as images of the coin had not previously been published and the public, already excited about the centennial, speculated about the design. The coin used in this item are exclusively from this first year of production.