Category Archives: Lincoln Cents

Choice Uncirculated Rolls of Early Lincoln Cents Beginning to Stir

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… The 1963-64 period witnessed a price explosion for uncirculated rolls of U.S. coins that has yet to be duplicated. Numerous rolls of cents through half dollars rose in price from near face value in the mid-1950s to many multiples of those levels just a few years later. […]

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Famous Bronze 1943 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Bronze 1943 Lincoln cent is perhaps the most famous Mint Error to ever emerge from the United States Mint. Just about 20 distinct examples are known from the Philadelphia Mint and they are highly prized at all grade levels. When the U.S. mints switched […]

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The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent and How it Changed the Hobby: CoinWeek Streaming News

CoinWeek Streaming News is brought to you by NGC. For information about NGC’s current grading specials and services, as well as to look up certs, pricing information, and current populations, visit www.ngccoin.com. * * * CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan takes a deep dive into the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent, the coin that changed American numismatics forever. Buoyed […]

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1943 Steel Penny and Copper Pennies: History, Values and a Rare Variety

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The year 1943 found the United States getting more deeply involved in World War II with overseas deployments. At home, there was the completion of the Pentagon building in Virginia, and air raid practices at night, and rationing of food and gasoline. Driven largely by the ramp-up in industrial and […]

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Historic Origins and Values of the Wheat Penny: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The Lincoln cent has been issued continuously since 1909, longer than any other coin currently produced by the United States. It has seen three different reverse subtypes during that period while retaining the same obverse (apart from slight modifications) and it is a coin that has long appealed to both […]

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Top Pop 1916 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers November 2020 Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… As a well-produced issue from the first decade of the series, the 1916 Lincoln cent is among the most popular representatives for both type collectors and small cent specialists. With a mintage of 131.8 million pieces, the 1916 cent represents a transition between the lower […]

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Popular 1944-D/S Lincoln Cent Overstrike Offered by GreatCollections

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, August 23, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1944-D/S Lincoln cent, graded MS-67 RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. Almost 431 million Lincoln cents were struck in 1944 at the Denver Mint, and out of that number thousands of repunched, overstruck (D/S) mint marks are known to have made […]

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Bowers on collecting: Blame it on Hurricane Diane!

By almost any evaluation the 1955 Doubled Die cent is the most famous die error in the Lincoln cent series. The date and all obverse lettering are dramatically doubled

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Bowers on collecting: Blame it on Hurricane Diane!

By almost any evaluation the 1955 Doubled Die cent is the most famous die error in the Lincoln cent series. The date and all obverse lettering are dramatically doubled

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Top Pop Matte Proof 1913 Lincoln Cent: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack’s Bowers …… None Finer at Either PCGS or CAC 1913 Lincoln Cent. Proof-67+ RB (PCGS). CAC.   This is a magnificent survivor from the coveted Matte Proof series of the early 20th century, struck from 1909 through 1916. Each side of this Superb Gem glows with a blend of golden and tangerine hues, […]

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Scarce Gem Red 1914-D Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections

1914-d Lincoln Cent By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, July 19, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1914-D Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS. Having one of the lowest mintages of the “Wheat Penny” era (the third lowest, to be precise, behind only the 1931-S and the iconic 1909-S VDB), the 1914-D would naturally be […]

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Top Pop 1913-S Lincoln Cent: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack’s Bowers …… Top Pop 1913-S Lincoln Cent – Finest RB Seen at PCGS or CAC MS-66 RB (PCGS). CAC.   Attractive and impressively preserved, this Gem is overwhelmingly dominated by the original Mint Red color. The surfaces are toned in rich apricot and pinkish hues, with just a touch of sapphire-blue iridescence across […]

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Coin Profile: United States 1911-D Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it is […]

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Abraham Lincoln: A Numismatic Legacy Considered

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for PCGS …… [Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the PCGS E-Zine newsletter on November 6, 2012 and has been updated to its current form. —CoinWeek] Prelude to War On January 12, 1848, a 39-year-old Whig congressman from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln took to the House floor and […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1974-S Aluminum Lincoln Cent Obverse Struck on Philippine 1 Sentimo Planchet

The Only 1974 Aluminum Cent That Can Be Privately Owned   The 1974 aluminum cent is world famous. Proposed in 1973 and struck in 1974, it was never released into circulation. The United States Mint distributed several to members of Congress, but they were recalled by Mint Director Mary Brooks and destroyed. One example struck […]

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1943 Steel Pennies: An Important Part of U.S. Numismatic History

By Bullion Shark LLC …… In the history of American numismatics, there are few coins that are more popular or well-known — even outside the numismatic community – than the 1943 Lincoln steel pennies. These zinc-coated steel cents are numismatic icons that any collector can afford. 1.1 billion of them were struck, including 685 million […]

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Victor David Brenner & His Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Lincoln cent collectors new and seasoned alike know the three ubiquitous letters of their specialty. These are the letters “VDB”, which boldly appear on the reverse of the scarce 1909 VDB and rare 1909-S VDB Lincoln cents and the obverse of all Lincoln cents made since 1918. For many, […]

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Top Pop 1923-S Lincoln Cent Offered by GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 3, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1923-S Lincoln cent graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS. It is pedigreed to the Fairfax Collection of United States Coins, though this is not featured on the holder. While not one of the absolute lowest mintages coming out of San Francisco, a relatively […]

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United States 1928-S Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]

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Matte Proof 1910 Lincoln Cent at GreatCollections Much Scarcer Than Commonly Understood

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, April 5, bidding ends on GreatCollections.com for this 1910 Lincoln Proof cent, graded PR-67 RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. Of the scarce Matte Proofs issued from 1909 through 1916, the 1910 has the highest official mintage at 4,118 (all the rest are under 3,000 to lesser and greater […]

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CoinWeek Stream: 20th Century Coin Masterpieces – The Pogue Collection: Part VII

  On March 20, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will conduct the seventh session of sales of the historic collection of D. Brent Pogue. In this streaming segment, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan breaks down some of his favorite 20th-century coins from the sale. Discussed in this stream: Lot 7015: 1919 Lincoln Cent. MS-68 RD (PCGS). Lot 7019: […]

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Classic US Coin Profiles: Possibly the Finest 1916-D Lincoln Cent

The story of the 1916-D Lincoln cent, which claims a mintage approaching 36 million coins, mirrors those of its contemporaries. The issue can be found without trouble through grades as high as MS64 Red, though many pieces are spotted or struck from excessively worn dies, displaying soft detail. Nonetheless, even Gem Red coins are accessible, […]

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1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $111k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 53 bids, the lucky new owner or owners of the finest known fully red specimen certified by PCGS paid $111,000 USD ($124,875 with Buyer’s Premium) for […]

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1955 DDO Lincoln Cent Sells for $124k at GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, March 1, bidding ended on GreatCollections.com for this 1955 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln cent, graded MS-65+ RD by PCGS and approved by CAC. After 53 bids, the lucky new owner or owners of the finest known fully red specimen certified by PCGS paid $111,000 USD ($124,875 with Buyer’s Premium) for […]

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Collecting 1943 Lincoln Steel Cents

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… There are few 20th-century coins as popular with numismatists and non-numismatists alike as 1943 Lincoln Steel cents. Struck as an emergency measure to help save copper for ammunition shells to be used by Allied Forces during World War II, 1943 Lincoln Steel cents are a product of war-era rationing […]

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1958 Doubled Die Remains One of the Most Elusive Lincoln Cent Varieties

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The Lincoln cent is one of the most popular United States series, and over its century-plus run that began in 1909 it has spawned a multitude of exciting varieties. Among the rarest breed of these are doubled dies, and many collectors know the most popular pieces by heart, including […]

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The 10th Anniversary of the Lincoln Shield Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… It’s perhaps hard to believe that 10 years have already passed since the first Lincoln Union Shield cent emerged in 2010. It came about as the fifth and final reverse redesign in fewer than 13 months following 2009’s successful four-coin circulating commemorative program showcasing Abraham Lincoln’s colorful life from […]

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The 1960 Small Date Cent: The Coin that Kicked Off a Collecting Frenzy

By David W. Lange for CoinWeek ….. There are a handful of events that have brought the hobby of collecting coins front and center in America’s consciousness. Perhaps the first was the discontinuance of large cents in 1857 that set people scrambling to find one of every date while they lasted. Another was the debut […]

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United States 1914-D Lincoln Cent

Description The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest-serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. But while the golden age of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]

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Pair of Famous Bronze Cent Mint Errors Brought Together Under One Owner

The 1943 Donald Lutes bronze cent, at left above, and the 1943-S Kenneth S. Wing bronze cent. The ultra-rare NGC-certified Lutes and Wing 1943 Bronze Cents each recently realized more than $200,000 and received wide media coverage Two of the rarest and most famous US coins have been brought together under a single owner. The […]

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Legend Rare Coin’s Regency Auction 34 – CoinWeek Preview

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency Auction 34 will be held on September 26 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. This auction will contain a wide array of US coins, including THE TYPE SET, assembled by Oliver Jung; The Hanover Collection of Lincoln cent varieties; and the Meridian Collection […]

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Thomas Uram’s numismatic journey: From young Lincoln cent collector to the “Super Bowl of numismatics”

By Louis Golino
Thomas Uram began collecting coins in 1971 and joined the ANA as a junior member in 1974. In addition to having been a collector for almost a half-century and an award-winning exhibitor and certified award judge at many coin shows, Tom is a key leader within the numismatic community involved in several of the leading organizations

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Thomas Uram’s numismatic journey: From young Lincoln cent collector to the “Super Bowl of numismatics”

By Louis Golino
Thomas Uram began collecting coins in 1971 and joined the ANA as a junior member in 1974. In addition to having been a collector for almost a half-century and an award-winning exhibitor and certified award judge at many coin shows, Tom is a key leader within the numismatic community involved in several of the leading organizations

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Top Pop 1924 Lincoln Wheat Cent in Demand at GreatCollections

Lincoln Wheat Cent By CoinWeek …. Later this week on Sunday, June 23, bidding ends on this 1924 Lincoln Wheat cent, graded MS-67+ RD by PCGS, on GreatCollections.com. Even though the Philadelphia Mint produced over 75 million pennies in 1924, all cents struck before roughly 1930 tend to be scarce in high condition. The present […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: A Superb 1909-S VDB Cent

The debut of the Lincoln cent was highly anticipated, by coin collectors and the general public alike. As the first U.S. portrait coin struck for circulation, with the bust of the universally popular president on the obverse, the new design was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm. The August 1909 edition of The Numismatist notes: ” … […]

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Jim Bisognani: These Lincolns Make Cents

Solving the copper conundrum; summer expos around the corner   By Jim Bisognani – NGC Weekly Market Report ….. Although the first day of summer is a month away, spring is still having a hard time establishing itself here in my New Hampshire. This morning, as I made my way to my home office, it was a rather […]

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Musings on a guide book of Lincoln cents

by Dennis Tucker
In the United States today the Lincoln cent is the most popular “classic” collector coin. Uniquely, it holds that position while also being one of the most popular modern coins.
To call the Lincoln cent a classic American coin is to group it with Buffalo nickels, Mercury dimes, Standing Liberty quarters, Liberty Walking half dollars, and Saint-Gaudens double eagles—all well-loved series that were born in the “Renaissance” era of U

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Letters to the Editor (April 30, 2019)

Trio of Mnuchin signatures
On March 28, I turned in my recyclables and received from the recycling center three $1 bills, 2017 with Mnuchin signatures.
They are crisp, very uncirculated, and are of consecutive numbers.
Mitch Rudoff
Address withheld
 
UNC premium 2019-W cent?
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NGC Celebrates First 2019-W Cent With Special Attribution

A special NGC attribution and label are among the ways coin collectors can recognize this historic US Mint release. Special submission instructions must be followed. See the “Submission Instructions” section of this article * * * The United States Mint has announced that a 2019-W Proof Cent will be included with all purchases of the […]

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Musings on A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents as the Third Edition Debuts

In the United States today, the Lincoln cent is the most popular “classic” collector coin. Uniquely, it holds that position while also being one of the most popular modern coins

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NGC Certifies Rare 1943 Copper Cent

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified a 1943 Copper Cent that was found in a gumball machine decades ago. The 1943 Copper Cent is generally regarded as the most famous of all mint errors. All 1943 cents were supposed to have been struck in zinc-coated steel so that copper could be conserved for more important […]

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Lincoln Cents, Including One of Finest Known 1929-S, Highlight GreatCollections.com

By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, February 10, bidding closed on several high-quality Lincoln cents offered on GreatCollections.com. Below are a few noteworthy selections. 1929-S Lincoln Cent PCGS MS-66+ RD CAC The 1929-S didn’t see a great deal of circulation due to the Great Depression, but circulated examples of the issue are not uncommon today. Many […]

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Whitman Publishing releases new third edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

(Pelham, Alabama)—Whitman Publishing has released an updated and revised third edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. It continues in the popular tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series numismatic guides, which number more than two dozen volumes

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Whitman Publishing Releases New Third Edition of Lincoln Cents Guide Book

  Whitman Publishing has released an updated and revised third edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. It continues in the popular tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series numismatic guides, which number more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page full-color book is available now, in January […]

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Whitman Publishing releases new third edition of A Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

(Pelham, Alabama)—Whitman Publishing has released an updated and revised third edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents. It continues in the popular tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series numismatic guides, which number more than two dozen volumes

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Bowers on collecting: The birth of the Lincoln cent

Collecting Lincoln cents from circulation and putting them in blue Whitman folders is the way that most people discovered numismatics from the 1930s down to the 1970s or so. The hope was to find a rare 1909-S V

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – Authenticating The 1909-S VDB Cent

By Numismatic Guaranty Corporation … …… Altered and counterfeit Coin – 1909-S VDB cents are quite common. Examining several key features can help you avoid counterfeit coins. The 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent is one of the most famous United States coins, both as a genuine coins and as a counterfeit coin. Its status as a […]

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Counterfeit detection: Special edition — reprocessed steel cents

Make sure you don’t get fooled by these pennies, which are not eligible for NGC certification.
In the United States during World War II, numerous changes were made in order to support the war effort

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Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian Head […]

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Why Are 1943 Copper and 1944 Steel Lincoln Cent Errors So Valuable?

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: Lincoln Cent Errors , coin markets #306 For CoinWeek  by Greg Reynolds….. Although 1909-S VDB and 1914-D pennies are often thought of as the most important Lincoln cents, the most valuable Lincoln cent errors;  ‘cents’ are the off-metal errors struck in 1943 and 1944, which relate to U.S. involvement in World […]

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The Dentuck Balto blog: Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday morning at the Baltimore Expo I spent some time at the Kids Korner, gearing up for the young collectors who storm the bourse in full force mostly on Saturday when they’re off school. In preparation, we sorted Lincoln cents by type (Wheat, Memorial, and Union Shield) and stuffed Whitman bags with coins, folders, albums, and other prizes

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The Dentuck Balto blog: Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday morning at the Baltimore Expo I spent some time at the Kids Korner, gearing up for the young collectors who storm the bourse in full force mostly on Saturday when they’re off school. In preparation, we sorted Lincoln cents by type (Wheat, Memorial, and Union Shield) and stuffed Whitman bags with coins, folders, albums, and other prizes

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What the U.S. Mint can learn from the Royal Mint’s Great British Coin Hunt

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On March 1, the Royal Mint launched the Great British Coin Hunt, a project which saw the introduction of 26 new 10-pence coins related to British culture and history

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Heritage Auctions – Red 1922 No D Lincoln Cent, Die Pair 2, Strong Reverse

Old-time collectors knew this issue simply as the “1922 Plain” cents, although the current terminology is 1922 No D Lincoln Cent No cents were coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1922, accounting for the great rarity of 1922-D cents with no visible mintmark, nor were any 1922 cents struck in San Francisco. Three Denver die […]

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What the U.S. Mint can learn from the Royal Mint’s Great British Coin Hunt

On March 1, the Royal Mint launched the Great British Coin Hunt, a project which saw the introduction of 26 new 10-pence coins related to British culture and history. The coins proceed alphabetically from “A” to “Z,” with themes like cricket for the letter “C” or James Bond for “B

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Exceedingly Rare 1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Offered at Stack’s Bowers March 2018 Baltimore Auction

1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent – One of Just Three Examples Known By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is delighted to offer one of only three known examples of the 1958 Doubled Die Obverse FS-101 Lincoln cent in their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectibles […]

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Classic US Coins – How the Key Date 1909-S VDB Cent Got Into Collectors’ Hands

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. There is a lot of romance associated with coin collecting, and certain popular and greatly coveted coins convey that romance simply by mentioning them. One that comes to mind is the 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent. That coin has a “perfect storm” of romance surrounding it: a new design, a […]

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Bronze 1943 Lincoln cent sells for over one million dollars

(Newport Beach, California) — The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded an extraordinary Lincoln cent that was recently sold privately for over one million dollars.
This bronze 1943 Lincoln cent (wheat reverse) is the single finest known, with a grade of Mint State 63 Red (MS-63RD)

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Collecting silver Morgan dollars

Welcome to my new series of columns. Over a period of time, I will touch on various subjects — from the popular, as here, to the obscure

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Collecting silver Morgan dollars

In the Guide Book of United States Coins in 1962, the 1903-O dollar cataloged at $1,500. There was not a single Morgan dollar listed higher

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US Coin Profile – 1943-S Lincoln Cent Error Struck on a Bronze Planchet

The following coin profile of the 1943-S bronze Lincoln cent error comes from LOT #4764 of Heritage’s 2018 Winter Fun Signature Auction that will be taking place in Tampa on January 3-8. Here is the catalog description: “The 1943 bronze Lincoln cent errors are among the best-known and most valuable issues in all of American numismatics. Their fame […]

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Can you pass the no-bid coin test?

Below you will find a dozen screen shots of problem coin lots that a knowledgeable hobbyist would never bid on. Can you identify the issue on the coin, label, flip, or description?
I’ll provide a hint with each sample

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The 1964 U.S. Proof and Uncirculated Sets heralded the first Kennedy half dollars

Given the fact that we are now celebrating the centenary anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the first sets from the Mint to include the Kennedy half dollar: the 1964 U

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The 1964 U.S. Proof Set heralded the first Kennedy half dollar

Given the fact that we are now celebrating the centenary anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy, I thought it would be prudent to discuss the first Mint Set to include the Kennedy half dollar

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Tips for Coin Collectors – Do Mintage Figures Matter?

Yes, the numbers are important, but they don’t tell the whole story By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……   The United States Mint strikes billions of Lincoln cents every year. By any measure, that is a very common coin, and is probably not going to be worth much any time soon. Recently, […]

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Artist Wins International Competition with Lincoln Portrait Made of Pennies

By CoinWeek News Staff …. A portrait of Abraham Lincoln made out of 24,500 pennies has won over $200,000 in prizes at the ninth annual ArtPrize international art competition.Richard Schlatter, a 73-year-old artist, illustrator and former ad executive from Battle Creek, Michigan, created the piece, which he titled “A. Lincoln” after the way in which […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent – courtesy of Heritage Auctions. By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher, NGC…. NGC recently received a fake 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent, which is not something that we see often. There are a handful of varieties that are regularly seen faked, including the Philadelphia and Denver 1942/41 Mercury Dimes, the […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Lincoln Cent – courtesy of Heritage Auctions. By Max Spiegel – Numismatic Researcher, NGC ……   NGC recently received a fake 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent, which isn’t something that we see often. There are a handful of varieties that are regularly seen faked, including the Philadelphia and Denver 1942/41 Mercury […]

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Whitman Publishing Releases Expanded New Guide Book of Lincoln Cents

Whitman Publishing has released an expanded, updated second edition of its best-selling Guide Book of Lincoln Cents, a popular entry in the Bowers Series of numismatic titles. The book continues in the tradition of the Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars and other Bowers Series guides, now numbering more than two dozen volumes. The 320-page […]

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CoinWeek: The “Steel” Cent of 1943 – 4K Video

Charmy Harker is the Penny Lady, one of the leading specialized dealers in the area of Lincoln cents. In this CoinWeek Exclusive video shot at the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan sits down with Charmy to discuss everybody’s favorite oddball Lincoln cent, the 1943 “Steel Penny”. The coin was struck […]

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Stack’s Bowers: 1982-83 Bronze Lincoln Cent Errors Featured in August 2017 ANA Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… The Denver Mint struck over 12 billion Lincoln cents in 1982 and 1983 combined, ensuring that the term “scarce” would never be associated with cents bearing those dates. However, oversights in quality control and perhaps a bit of luck have resulted in two cents from […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency XXII Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek ….. Handpicked high-eye-appeal U.S. coins are the hallmark of Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) and on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the New Jersey-based firm will offer 515 PCGS- and NGC-certified coins at their Regency XXII Sale. Many are either conditionally rare or rare in […]

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Heritage Auctions: Collector Coins Highlighted in Summer FUN Offerings

We are pleased to present our offerings in the July 6-9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction. This is our 11th annual Summer FUN event, yet Heritage’s history as Official Auctioneer for FUN goes all the way back to 1997 – now 20 years and counting. The current Summer FUN show focuses on collectors and […]

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NGC Certifies Rare 1942 and 1943 Wrong Planchet Cents

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified an extraordinary group of four 1942 and 1943 Lincoln Cents struck on the wrong planchets. Included in this group are two examples of the 1943 bronze (“copper”) cent, one of the most famous US error coins. In 1943, the US Mint used zinc-coated steel for Lincoln Cents instead of […]

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United States 1931-S Lincoln Cent

Description: The Lincoln cent is the United States’ longest serving coin. Its 1909 debut marked the centennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Its elegant sculptural design served as the vanguard of a new wave of American coin art. And while the golden era of American coin design is most associated with medallic artist and […]

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United States 1969-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Description: The 1969-S Lincoln Memorial cent is collected by many people for many reasons. Among Lincoln cent enthusiasts, the 1969-S Lincoln cent is, at the very least, coveted for its merits as a business-strike and Proof issue produced by the San Francisco Mint and serves as a necessary addition to a date-and-mintmark series collection. For […]

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Fresh Extremely Fine 1943 Copper Cent in Goldberg Pre-Long Beach Auction

1943 Lincoln 1C PCGS EF45 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #370 Just prior to the winter Coin, Stamp & Collectible Expo in Long Beach, California, the Goldbergs will conduct an auction of a wide variety of coins, medals […]

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Are “Unsearched” Penny Rolls Worth Buying?

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I recently had the guts to spend more than $100 in buying unsearched rolls of old one-cent coins on eBay. I know, I know, you’re probably wondering what possessed me to spend so much money on a bunch of circulated, common-date wheat cents. I’m sure I’d be giving P.T. […]

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Philadelphia Mint Quietly Releases 2017-P Lincoln Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   One of the most important U.S. coins in numismatic history entered circulation over the past several days, and barely anyone noticed – at first, anyway. The 2017-P Lincoln cent became the first-ever United States one-cent coin to bear Philadelphia’s “P” mintmark. The coin, which has already been discovered […]

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Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian Head […]

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Lincoln Cent Roll Searching: What I Found in a $25 Box of Pennies

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Searching through $25 worth of penny rolls is like going on a treasure hunt right from the comfort of your own home. For $25, you can pick up a box of 2,500 pennies from your bank and dive in on the pursuit of finding Lincoln wheat cents, Indian Head […]

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Classic US Coins – The Last Wheat Cent

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. When the Lincoln wheat cents of 1958 were struck by the United States Mint, few individuals knew the coins would represent the end of a 50-year tradition. Collectors had little reason to suspect that the Lincoln cent, which had remained virtually unchanged since its debut in 1909, was set […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auction July 19, 2016 Summer Internet Sale Highlights

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ……. 120 lots are heating up the July 19 session of the Legend Rare Coin Auctions Summer Internet Sale series. A variety of copper, silver, and gold coins take the stage in the latest installment of the Legend Rare Coin auction, with a concentration on classic type coins and other […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1922 No D Lincoln Cent

Counterfeit 1922 No D Lincoln cent By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……………… The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has long been popular with counterfeiters but rarely do they go to the trouble of making dies. As a well known rarity, the 1922 No D Lincoln cent has been the target of counterfeiters for […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – The 1972 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

GENUINE 1972 Double Die Cent – courtesy of Heritage Auctions. By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Researcher, NGC…. NGC recently received a fake 1972 Doubled Die Cent, which is not something that we see often. There are a handful of varieties that are regularly seen faked, including the Philadelphia and Denver 1942/41 Mercury Dimes, the 1955 Doubled […]

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2015 U.S. Mint Silver Proof Set Available May 14

The 2015 United States Mint Silver Proof Set (product code SW2) will be available for purchase starting on May 14 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The set is priced at $53.95 and contains the following 14 coins from the United States Mint at San Francisco: Four Presidential $1 Coins honoring Harry S. Truman, Dwight […]

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US Coins – The Lincoln Cent’s First Fifty Years

By Kathleen Duncan – Pinnacle Rarities ………. President Teddy Roosevelt influenced changes in all United States’ coin designs between 1907-1921. He became acquainted in 1908 with Victor David Brenner when Brenner was commissioned to do his portrait for the Panama Canal Service Medal. As the Centennial of Lincoln’s birth was approaching, Brenner had recently completed […]

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Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

A collector in Kentucky recently discovered the rarity. GreatCollections auctioned a rare circulated 1969-S Lincoln Cent, with the Doubled Die Obverse variety on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The coin had been graded AU-55 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Several serious bids were received for the coin, before it was sold for $19,800; over 700 […]

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Famous Doubled Die Penny Sells for $19,800 at GreatCollections

A collector in Kentucky recently discovered the rarity. GreatCollections auctioned a rare circulated 1969-S Lincoln Cent, with the Doubled Die Obverse variety on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The coin had been graded AU-55 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Several serious bids were received for the coin, before it was sold for $19,800; over 700 […]

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