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1969-S 1C Doubled Die Obverse AU58 PCGS. CAC. FS-101....

2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando #1187

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 11, 2013
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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1969-S Doubled Die Cent, AU58
Famed and Elusive Rarity
1969-S 1C Doubled Die Obverse AU58 PCGS. CAC. FS-101. The 1969-S Doubled Die was discovered shortly after its release, yet today specimens remain highly elusive. The bold die doubling in places is nearly as dramatic as that on its cousin, the 1955 Doubled Die, an error coin that is nonetheless far more available. While the digits of the 1955 Doubled Die are more widely separated, the letters near the rim of the 1969-S Doubled Die are separated by nearly a half-letter width at IN GOD WE TRUST. The digits of the date and LIBERTY are also widely doubled, although not in so extreme a fashion as the 1955 Doubled Die.

Interestingly, all of the 1969-S Doubled Die cents were apparently made from a single die pair. This also puts the 1969-S Doubled Die cents in common with the 1955 Doubled Die cents, which are also all struck from a single die pair. But there, the similarities largely end.
While the 1955 Doubled Die is readily obtainable for a price in the lower Mint State grades, Uncirculated examples of the 1969-S Doubled Die are seldom seen. The typical survivor is an AU55, placing this piece in the above-average category. This is an attractive coin with even, reddish-brown coloration on both sides. A tick at the top of Lincoln's hair, one on the beard, and one above the Y in LIBERTY are the only mentionable contact on the obverse. Singular contact is also nearly absent on the reverse, save for a small mark on a column of the Lincoln Memorial. These are minor complaints, however, compared to the overall high quality and excellent eye appeal this coin offers. Population: 12 in 58, 4 finer (5/13).(Registry values: P1) (PCGS# 2921)

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