This is the first year in which they produced Matte Proof Lincoln Cents. All Matte Proof Lincoln Cents have considerably low mintages ranging anywhere from about 1,050 to 4,118. The 1909 Matte Proof Lincoln Cent has a reported mintage of 2,618 coins truck. Therefore, it is not the most common in the Matte Proof Lincoln Cent series or the scarcest. It is however difficult to obtain just like any other Matte Proof Lincoln Cent since very few were made for a series that tends to be extremely popular amongst coin collectors.
As far as surviving examples there are much less than the reported mintage. There are probably anywhere around 1,000 - 1,400 that survive in all grades combined.
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