1909 1C VDB PR67+ Red and Brown PCGS Secure. CAC Gold Label. This 1909 VDB Lincoln cent certified PR67+ Red and Brown PCGS, with the added CAC Gold Label, is a legendary coin among aficionados of matte proof Lincolns. It is the sole finest certified example of the matte proof 1909 VDB cent, numerically the single finest to ever appear at public auction, and a coin of simply spectacular beauty, as well.
Adding further to its credentials, the present coin traces its pedigree to the monumental collection of celebrated Philadelphia merchant and numismatist John Story Jenks (1839-1923). The 1921 sale of Jenks' collection was the magnum opus of numismatist Henry Chapman's long career, and perhaps the most notable numismatic auction ever held in the United States.