Theodore roosevelt was born in new york city in 1858 he was lieutenant colonel of the rough riders regiment during the spanish-american war and was elected governor of new york in 1898 he became president upon the death of william mckinley in 1901 and served nearly two terms. In 1904, president theodore roosevelt wrote to his secretary of the treasury, (commonly called the 1909-s vdb) is the rarest lincoln cent by date and mintmark,. 1909 lincoln cent - vdb - circulated the lincoln penny was inspired by president theodore roosevelt the penny is the other us coins cents lincoln wheat.
Skeptics and critics were no match, however, for president theodore roosevelt tr had a personal interest in revitalizing us coinage having pushed through exciting new designs for the four gold denominations, he turned his attention to the cent, where the indian head design had held sway since 1859. Theodore roosevelt in africa [1909, 2] roosevelt in africa roosevelt in africa, released april 18, 1910 photographer, cherry kearton theodore roosevelts arrival in africa - duration:. Origin 1909 marked the 100 th birthday of president lincoln to celebrate this occasion the us mint issued a new penny to commemorate the life of this great american the old indian head cent was replaced with this new design president teddy roosevelt became acquainted in 1908 with victor d. Theodore roosevelt (1901-1909) speech that saved teddy roosevelt's life (smithsonian, 11/2012) abraham lincoln andrew johnson.
Abraham lincoln's face was put on the obverse of the penny to commemorate the centennial of his birth upon the request of president theodore roosevelt  footnotes. Lincoln cents 1909- however, for president theodore roosevelt tr had a personal interest in revitalizing us coinage the lincoln cent's 50th. Collecting lincoln cents 1909 - s lincoln cent it was president theodore roosevelt's personal mandate to redesign us coinage in modern fash-ion he judged the. The lincoln cent would however not be produced were it not for theodore roosevelt the designer of the coin was a young man named victor david brenner (lithuanian-born jew) who had migrated to the us and later became one of the most talented designers in the country.
Lincoln cents have been in circulation since 1909, and were the first coin minted by the united states to have a portrait from 1909 to 1959, the back of the penny depicted two ears of wheat, and since 1959, it has depicted the lincoln memorial. When the lincoln one-cent coin made its initial appearance in 1909, it marked a radical departure from the accepted styling of united states coins, introducing as it did for the first time a portrait coin in the regular series. In 1909 abraham lincoln became the first american president featured on a circulating coin when president theodore roosevelt and the united states treasury decided to celebrate his birthday by redesigning the one-cent coin. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of abraham lincoln's birth, 1909 marked the first year the lincoln cent was struck prior to the lincoln cent, the indian head cent was minted between 1859 and 1909 as president theodore roosevelt's term was coming to an end, he engaged noted sculptor augustus.
Lincoln wheat cents in the fall of 1908 president theodore roosevelt commissioned sculptor victor david brenner to design the lincoln wheat cent in honor of the 100th anniversary of president lincoln's birth. Roosevelt invited brenner to submit designs for consideration for the new cent that was to commemorate the centenary of the birth of abraham lincoln in january 1909, the mint engaged brenner, who was said to be obsessed with lincoln, to design a cent depicting the late president. Roosevelt clearly admired his work, and although the precise details remain unclear, brenner was engaged to produce a new design featuring lincoln for the cent it was a project he worked on through the winter of 1908-1909 and into the spring. Roosevelt invited brenner to submit designs for consideration for the new cent that was to commemorate the centenary of the birth of abraham lincoln in 1909 his first reverse design was rejected by the mint director (leach) but the second, featuring two ears of durum wheat was accepted along with the portrait of lincoln that had graced brenner. 1909 penny facts the lincoln cent was designed by lithuanian immigrant sculptor victor david brenner, who had engraved an abraham lincoln plaque and in 1908 designed a panama canal commemorative medal at the request of president theodore roosevelt.
1909 lincoln cent - vdb gift pack the lincoln penny was inspired by president theodore roosevelt the penny is the other us coins cents lincoln wheat. Issued on august 2, 1909, the lincoln penny was the first american coin to bear the likeness of a president on its face president theodore roosevelt, who admired lincoln and wished to improve the artistic merit of the country's coins, asked victor david brenner, a jewish immigrant from russia, to. President theodore roosevelt was so impressed with his talents that brenner was personally selected by roosevelt for the commission brenner died in 1924 at the age of fifty-two he lived long enough to see his initials restored on the lincoln penny in 1918, though in much smaller letters, at the base of lincoln's shoulder. To say that teddy roosevelt is a well-known, beloved, and important character in american history is an understatement its origin begins in 1909 when.
In april of 1909, teddy roosevelt and his son kermit headed to africa for what would be a nearly year-long safari they took many guns with them, and while tr had a bigger, more powerful 500/450 caliber holland & holland double rifle along he called his 405 winchester model 1895 lever action rifle the big [. From the day it first appeared in 1909, the lincoln cent has been an extremely popular coin president theodore roosevelt when roosevelt posed for the medal. Even heroes have heroes and theodore roosevelt's, he says here, was lincoln: i am mighty glad you like what i have been doing in the governmental field.
By january 1909, roosevelt had agreed for brenner to design a portrait of lincoln for an as-yet-unspecified denomination brenner proposed the cent, as quoted in the numismatist: you see the life of a coin is 25 years, according to law, and the time for the cent and the five-cent piece has expired. President theodore roosevelt personally commissioned brenner to create the portrait for the coin the reverse features the classic wheat ears design that disappeared from the lincoln penny in 1958 lincoln cents were minted from 1909 through the present time, and it was the first cent to have the motto in god we trust. 1909-s lincoln cent g-vg-1909-s lincoln cent g-vg most collectors have heard the story of how the first lincoln cents with the vdb initials were rejected by the public.