A very rare 1955 penny which was struck with a doubled die sold for a new world record price of $124,875 at an unreserved auction by GreatCollections on Sunday, March 1st. This 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent, graded PCGS MS-65+ RD CAC, sold March 1 in a GreatCollections auction for a record $124,875 The auctioned … Read more
A new collector in Georgia repeatedly found examples of a 1995-D doubled die cent and profited accordingly. Doubling shows very clearly in all letters of the word TRUST on the 1995-D doubled-die cent. New collector Dilenia Fiore found seven of these in uncirculated rolls of the coins that she purchased online. Dilenia Fiore has reported … Read more
This article covers a MS 67+ Red 1911 Lincoln cent. The Lincoln cent was first struck in 1909 and Proof examples with a velvety, matte finish were struck for sale to collectors from 1909 to 1916. Like the aforementioned 1949 cent, the 1911 Lincoln cent is common in nearly all grades and a mintage of … Read more
31 U.S. Code § 5112 – Denominations, specifications, and design of coins (a) The Secretary of the Treasury may mint and issue only the following coins: (1) a dollar coin that is 1.043 inches in diameter. (2) a half dollar coin that is 1.205 inches in diameter and weighs 11.34 grams. (3) a quarter dollar … Read more
The half dollar, quarter dollar, and dime coins are clad coins with 3 layers of metal. The 2 identical outer layers are an alloy of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel. The inner layer is copper. The outer layers are metallurgically bonded to the inner layer and weigh at least 30 percent of the … Read more
How to look for to spot the really rare ones!
Doubled dies or the “doubled die” variety, is one of the most popular die varieties for collectors. Because doubled dies are so popular, there is a lot of information out there about these varieties and they are often seen for sale on internet auction sites such as Ebay. Unfortunately, not all of the information out … Read more
So, what exactly is a Wide AM and Close AM Cent?The terms Close AM and Wide AM refer to the spacing between the letters ‘A’ and ‘M’ in “America” on the reverse of the Lincoln Memorial Cent. The terms generally refer to the different die varieties of 1992, 1998, 1999 and 2000. From its introduction in 1959 through 1992, … Read more