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    Gorgeous 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Cent, MS64 Red

    1955 1C Doubled Die Obverse MS64 Red PCGS. FS-021.8. Natural disasters of all kinds have affected the history of American money. The 1906 earthquake that devastated San Francisco but spared its Mint, for example, is a numismatic legend. In a roundabout fashion, a little-remembered hurricane had its own impact. Hurricane Diane made landfall in North Carolina in August 1955, but the flooding that resulted when it moved over New England had a more lasting impact. David Lange, in his The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents (2005), recounts one state government's response to the storm, "the one-cent tax on cigarettes imposed by Pennsylvania as a temporary measure to pay for [the] damage."
    The added demand for cents strained the Philadelphia Mint, and the result was the spectacular doubled die that made the year famous. This well-defined example has a dusky rose-orange obverse and a paler copper-orange reverse. Pleasingly preserved and a visual delight. PCGS has certified 18 finer Red examples (11/07).
    From The New York Eye Appeal Collection, Part Three.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 253E, PCGS# 2827)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc


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