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    1955 Doubled Die Cent
    Sharp MS64+ Red

    Rare Borderline Gem, Vibrant Surfaces

    1955 1C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, MS64+ Red PCGS. CAC. The reverse die is misaligned slightly counterclockwise, as are all genuine 1955 doubled die obverse cents. The issue is neither the rarest nor the most dramatic of Mint gaffes, yet it is perhaps the most famous and popular, rivaled only by the 1937-D Three-Legged Buffalo nickel for its significance in terms of public awareness. Among Lincoln cent collectors, the opportunity to own a borderline Gem doubled die in full Red with CAC endorsement is a rare occurrence.

    The surfaces of this attractive example display vibrant orange luster with deep orange-red accents. A few scattered, light marks require magnification for viewing and define the assigned grade, yet the eye appeal is tremendous and carbon flecks are minimal. A sharp strike covers both sides. Population: 6 in 64+ Red, 20 finer. CAC: 23 in 64, 1 finer (10/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22FG, Variety PCGS# 37912, Base PCGS# 2827)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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    January, 2017
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