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    1969-S Doubled Die Cent
    FS-101, MS62 Red and Brown
    Already A Legendary Modern Issue

    1969-S 1C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, MS62 Red and Brown PCGS. More than a dozen years have passed since the now-famous 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse cent first gained widespread notoriety. A near-Gem red coin sold at auction for well over six figures, and sent collectors everywhere searching rolls and pocket change for the rare variety. Amazingly few examples have surfaced since then, confirming the absolute rarity of the variety, and anointing the Cherrypickers' FS-101 "King" of the Lincoln cent varieties. It also ranks #1 among all contenders in Schechter and Garrett's 100 Greatest Modern U.S. Coins.

    Heritage has sold just one other example in Mint State Red and Brown, which is understandable considering that just a half dozen Uncirculated pieces are certified in that format. This is a different discovery, with fire-orange surfaces tempered by a faint high-point overlay of reddish-tan patina and a few scattered, tiny marks and carbon flecks. The date shows diagnostic die doubling, along with LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST, with all letters widely doubled. Mint luster glows throughout both sides. We expect unprecedented competition for this rare and mystical modern anomaly, the epitome of desire for all Lincoln cent variety specialists. Population: 3 in 62 Red and Brown, 3 finer; 0 in 62 Red, 6 finer (11/19). (Variety PCGS# 37995, Base PCGS# 2922)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 27
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