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    1945-D Cent, MS68 Red
    Sole Finest at PCGS

    1945-D 1C MS68 Red PCGS. Ex: Jerald L. Martin. This is a common coin in a most impressive state of preservation, the sole finest certified at PCGS from an original mintage exceeding 266 million coins. The 1944 and 1945 Lincoln cent issues from all three mints were struck from recycled munitions (shell) cases in the proportion of 70%, to which enough virgin copper was added to bring the alloy up to 95% copper, with the rest zinc. This resulted in many cents from both years showing streaky planchets, spotting, or both. And finally, most examples simply show poor quality, whether from contact, mushy strikes, or the other problems cited.

    This miraculous example of the 1945-D cent, graded MS68 Red, has escaped all those mediocre outcomes, however, showing a great strike, vibrant luster and color, and a complete absence of any mentionable impairments. A Registry Set essential. Population: 1 in 68 Red, 0 finer (11/18).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2015), lot 3787, where it realized $14,100.
    From The Jerald L. Martin Collection. (Registry values: N991)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22EH, PCGS# 2737)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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