| (ND) General
Motors 1C P-4060 (R-5) ANACS MS-63RB. Struck sometime
between 1964 and 1969, these were made by General Motors
in Warren, Michigan. The intention was to produce a high-speed
roller machine, which was capable of striking 10,000 cents
per minute. The experiment soon proved to be a failure,
as the dies often broke and striking characteristics were
not up to the latest standards of the US mint.
General Motors used a fantasy design, as production
of regular cents was not legal. A female head is on
the obverse, and a laurel wreath is on the reverse.
On both sides a number of fantasy words are seen. Another
interesting characteristic are the figures “5
L” on the obverse fields. This means that this
coin was struck from the 5th die on the left side.
A nicely toned piece, the present coin is a nice example
of this ever-popular modern pattern. Although not made
by the US mint, this coin is closely related to that
and experiments to improve coinage methods. We are always
looking for these pieces, so if you have any, please
offer them to us and we will offer you a very competitive