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    1969-S Doubled Die Obverse Cent, AU53
    FS-101, Key to the Memorial Series

    1969-S 1C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, AU53 PCGS. While the 1955 Doubled Die Obverse has the most press among Lincoln cent doubled dies, it is the 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse that combines prominence and rarity such that it has emerged as the key to the variety series. This lightly worn example is largely mahogany in color with variations into oak-brown and gold at parts of the margins. The strike is a trifle soft in the date area, but the doubling on the lettering is as crisp as a collector could want. Dedicated Lincoln cent enthusiasts will want to pay close attention to this infrequent opportunity. Population: 7 in 53, 28 finer (11/20).
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2011), lot 5032; Chicago Signature (Heritage, 8/2011), lot 7034.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 37994, Base PCGS# 2921)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc

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    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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