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    Conditionally Unsurpassed 1942-D Lincoln Cent, MS68 Red PCGS

    1942-D 1C MS68 Red PCGS. Only two '42-D Lincoln cents have been graded at MS68 Red, by PCGS, and none have been graded above MS67 Red by NGC. A close examination of this Superb Gem clearly shows why it is one of the two finest known pieces from this issue. The design details are evenly and crisply struck, and come about as close to being full as ever seen on a Lincoln cent from the World War II era. The effulgent, shimmering luster and beautiful light red-gold coloration make the coin appear as if it were only recently struck. Perhaps most impressive of all, for the type, is the immaculate surface preservation, that holds up under inspection with a magnifier, failing to reveal even the smallest of marks. Only a faint carbon speck, in the upper reverse field area just to the right of ONE, keeps this piece from virtual perfection. Population: 2 in 68 Red, 0 finer at either service (11/05).
    From The Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection of United States Cents.(Registry values: N991)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22E2, PCGS# 2707)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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    January, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
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