This wallet features an authentic 1909 Lincoln Penny celebrating the first year of its minting. Tokens has converted many from the overloaded billfold style wallet to this slim yet sturdy money clip wallet just right for the essentials. Cash under a strong magnetic clip on front, a few credit cards snugly in the two back pockets and your all important drivers license in the inner pocket. Slides easily into front or rear pocket without bulk or bulge.
Wallet is top quality pebble grain cow leather with polyester lining and has a metal plate is sewn into the wallet to protect magnetic cards. Comes in a Tokens & Icons gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity, ready for the next convert.
Measures 3" x 3-7/8"
Coins are sourced from reputable coin exchanges. Each Coin item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The 1909 Lincoln Penny
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.
In 2009, Tokens & Icons released the 1909 Lincoln Penny Cuff Links to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of its minting. The coins used in this item are exclusively from this first year of production.