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    Important 1969-S Doubled Die Cent, AU55

    1969-S 1C Doubled Die AU55 PCGS. Breen-2252. FS-101, formerly FS-028. The list of U.S. doubled die varieties that can be seen with the unaided eye is short. The 1955 Lincoln cent is a classic, as is the 1972, to a lesser extent. The 1916 Buffalo nickel is plain once one knows where to look, and any number of 20th century overdates, such as the 1942/1 dime, are also technically doubled dies, though not often thought of as such. Often forgotten because of its rarity, but in its own way more important than any of the rest, is the rare 1969-S with doubled die obverse.
    The 1969-S doubled die cent is rare regardless of grade, which means it is not as well-distributed as other prominent doubled dies, and as a consequence, its fame is not so great, even though the 1969-S doubled die is listed in the Guide Book. Series specialists are well aware of it, however, and every auction appearance of the variety is met with intense interest.
    This still-lustrous example, golden-brown at the margins with richer medium-brown color across the centers, shows only modest wear across the highest design elements. This suggests that the coin circulated only briefly before it was saved as unusual. Lightly abraded on the obverse with the reverse showing weakness on the first letter of E PLURIBUS UNUM; this weakness, which may have resulted from a minor strike-through, should serve as an effective pedigree marker. Population: 4 in 55, 11 finer (2/10).(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22GJ, PCGS# 2921)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2010
    25th-28th Thursday-Sunday
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