1955 1C Doubled Die Obverse, BN MS 64 BN

  • $5,750.00

PCGS No: 2825
Type: Type 1, Wheat Reverse
Year: 1955-P
Denomination: 1C
Category: Lincoln Cent (Wheat Reverse) (1909-1958)
Grade: MS 64 BN
Certificate Number: 40264957


An original Red super Choice Uncirculated jewel! The 1955 Double die is one of the classics and the U.S. rare coin market. If you were a young collector in the 1950’s and 1960’s, you looked thru change and tried to find three Lincoln cents: the 1909-S VDB, the 1914-D, and the 1955 double die. These were the dream coins for collectors of that age. Today, those three coins are still keys in the Lincoln cent series. But the difference between the three coins is that the 1955 double die is much rarer in top condition. This is probably due to the fact that the double die was discovered after it had already been in circulation, while the 1909-S VDB and 1914-D were low mintage issues which collectors were aware of from the get go…so they were saved. For this specific coin, we have a “new view”. Recently, we have been reassessing the color issue for copper coins. To our point of view, a Gem “Red & Brown” is just as important as a full “Red”. So we have been looking to buy Gem MS65 “Red & Brown” Half Cents and Large Cents and better date small cents such as the 1877 Indian cent and the 1909-S VDB, 1914-D, and 1955 Double Die Lincoln cents. And we are really focusing on eye appeal. We would rather have a relatively spot free and glowing Gem Red and Brown, than a bright Red example with spots. And that’s exactly what this coin is! It is a clean surfaces, fully struck, near full Red Choice Uncirculated 1955 double die. We think PCGS was too conservative as this is basically “Full Red” to us. It looks like a brand new penny in your pocket circa 1955. If we were collecting Lincoln cents, this is the coin we’d want. So here is a major icon of the rare coin market in absolutely spectacular conditio

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