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    1955 Doubled Die Cent, FS-101
    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: 9 in 64+ Red, 21 finer. CAC: 34 in 64, 4 finer (10/19).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2017), lot 5539.
    Selections from the Don Kutz Collection.

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

    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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    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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