1909-S VDB - The initials VDB were those of Victor David Brenner, who designed the coin at the request of none other than President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. Collectors have consistently paid more for the 1909 S VDB than for any other Lincoln penny, except for the 1943 copper cent, because of the low numbers of them that were made.
Comedian David Brenner has passed away...2-4-1936 3-15-2014 from cancer. He was one of Johnny Carson's favorite guests, he appeared on the Tonight Show 158 times as well as hosting the show several times.
2014 In Memoriam David Brenner, the lanky, toothy-grinned "Tonight Show" favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standups, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, died at age 78 on March 15, 2014. http://movies.msn.com/in-memoriam-2014/photo-gallery/feature/?photoidx=60 Photo 60 of 99