VDB Lincoln Penny

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VDB Lincoln Penny - and Oran, in LI m GEI LINCOLN of history the...
and Oran, in LI m GEI LINCOLN of history the Ceuta day to be France, subsequent was to the of Out to can New York, Aug. 11.---Victor D. Brenner, who designed the Lincoln penny, is malting a strong protest against having his Initials taken from the new cents. He calls attention to the fact that the initials of Augustus St. Ggud- ens are on the gold coins which he designed* INITIALS. Mr. Brenner understood that his full name was to be stamped on the coins and he is disgusted at the proposition to reduce his credit to the single Initial "B." Coin collectors at first were much perturbed at the idea of calling in the new issue. But it appears that there have already been issued enough to supply one of the "V. D. B." pennies to one out of every four people and there seems small likelihood of a run. RUN ON SUB-TREASCTtV. But there was a run on the sub treasury at New York when the issue was first made. Newsboys in the Wai street district did a t h r i v i n g in Lincoln pennies. The police were needed to keep tin applicants, for t h e new coins in line the subtreasury and H took at least ai hour of waiting to get to the window where they were being" issued. To pre vent a monopoly the assistant treasure refused to issue more than $10 -nortl to anyone. The government issued 27,000,000 the much discussed *«iub.

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  1. The Daily Review,
  2. 11 Aug 1909, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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