This edition has current market prices in high circulated grades and multiple Mint State and Proof grades; updated auction records; updated and additional photos, including a chopmarked trade dollar, various Mint State and Proof type coins, and new die varieties; an essay on the 1837 "Half Cent Worth of Pure Copper" token; an essay on the passing of the half cent and large cent from US commerce; and new die varieties, including major 2009 "Formative Years" Lincoln cent
For instance, Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Cent
, Lincoln Nebraska, and Lincoln car were in one of the first jennings.
With the 100th anniversary in sight, Deisher says, "We think it would be a good idea to bring the Lincoln cent
to a close.
Congress created a similar commission' in 1906 for the centennial of Lincoln's birth, and the result was the minting of the Lincoln cent
, and the building of the Lincoln Memorial.
As president and founder of The Society of Lincoln Cent
Collectors, I see no special reason for minting the cent beyond the next few decades at the most.
As he held it he reminisced about the 1943 'copper' Lincoln cent
he found in change when he was a youngster, but that turned out to be a fake," said Sperber.
This set included one representative of each year and mintmark within the Lincoln cent
series for 1909 to present, and was graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS, a division of Collectors Universe, NASDAQ: CLCT) as the best ever complete registry set for the category.
Among the highlights of the auction were: $356,500 for a Liberty design Double Eagle ($20 denomination gold coin) struck in 1856 at the New Orleans Mint, certified About Uncirculated-53 by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS); $149,500 for a $4 denomination Flowing Hair variety "Stella" gold coin, certified Proof-62 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC); $95,450 for a 1797 Draped Bust half dollar certified Extremely Fine-45 by NGC; and $13,800 for a virtually pristine 1917 Lincoln cent
certified Mint State-67 red by NGC.
This event will host over 2500 hundred items including a group of 5 Draped Bust Half Cents, 1804-1808 with a grading of G4 to F15, a lot of Five Liberty Head Three Cent Nickels, an 1863 Liberty Seated Half Dime, 1857 Flying Eagle Cent, 1859 Indian Head Cent, 1922 - D Lincoln Cent
, 1933 Lincoln Cent
Only 15 percent favor discontinuing use of the Lincoln cent
In the small cent section, lot 72, a 1909-S Lincoln Cent
, PCGS MS67, was one of the most astonishing results in the sale, garnering a winning bid for $42,550.
Collector coins performed well at this sale as an "Ordinary Wheatie" Lincoln Cent
dated 1954-D realized $1,495.