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    1953 1C MS67 Red PCGS. At a time when coin collecting was on the rise, the Philadelphia Mint was producing astronomical mintages, to the tune of 256,883,800 Lincoln cents in 1953. Despite this figure, only a small handful have been seen at the Superb Gem grade level. PCGS has graded just 15 coins in MS67, with none finer (1/15), making this an excellent opportunity for the Registry-Set specialist.

    This remarkable example offers blazing mint luster over cherry-red surfaces. The strike is sharp throughout and unlike most pieces, no noticeable blemishes are present. As part of the FUN Signature sale in January 2014, Heritage auctioned a PCGS MS67 Red example, which realized $14,100.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 22LD, PCGS# 2806)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    Feb-Mar, 2015
    26th-1st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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    I wish to extend our appreciation to you for over $925,000.00 realized from the above subject auction. This amount realized was approximately $110,000.00 more than we anticipated.
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