1955 Lincoln Cent, Double Die Obverse, PCGS AU58 CAC Click on Coin Image to
Lincoln Cent, Double Die Obverse, PCGS AU58 CAC - $2,550.00
Presenting an absolutely GORGEOUS specimen of
the worlds most popular 1 cent coin, the 1955 Lincoln
Cent, Doubled Die! This great collector coin is graded
PCGS AU58 and is approved by CAC. 1955 Double Die Lincoln
Cent, one of the Top Ten most popular and sought after
error coins and the worlds most popular cent! Yours
for only $2550.00. Please contact me by email
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1955 Lincoln Cent, Doubled
Die Obverse PCGS AU58 CAC. 1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent,
one of the Top Ten most popular and sought after error
coins! This mainly chocolate brown with touches of light
orange, 1955 Lincoln Cent Double Die Obverse is lustrous
and clean, for the grade. The highest points show just
a bit of wear, and the surfaces are completely original.
The coin is well struck with full details on Lincoln’s
hair, bowtie, and the wheat stalks. Even the O in ONE
is full and strong. The doubling on the date, LIBERTY,
and the motto are obvious without the aid of magnification.
The CAC sticker indicates that this piece is of premium
quality and well within the grade range indicated.
The Lincoln cent has
seven design types all with substantially the same obverse.
Designed by a Lithuanian immigrant, Victor David Brenner,
the obverse shows a portrait of Lincoln in profile,
facing right. Above his head, near the coin’s
edge, is the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. In the left field
is the word LIBERTY, even with the collar of his jacket.
In the lower right field is the date. The mintmark,
if any, is below the date. The Type 1 reverse, used
from 1909 to 1958 and known as Wheat Ears, shows two
stylized wheat stalks on either side of the coin enclosing
the denomination ONE CENT. The legend UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA is below the denomination. E PLURIBUS UNUM
is in an arc at the top of the coin between the tops
of the wheat ears. The designer’s initials VDB
appear at the bottom near the rim only for part of the
first year of issue. They were removed for subsequent
issues and not restored until 1918 where they were placed
on the lower edge of the truncation at 7 o’clock.
Brenner who was born
Viktoras Barnauskas, a Jewish immigrant who lived in
New York City, is best known for his design of the Lincoln
cent. The obverse is the longest running design in United
States Mint history, from 1909 to the bicentennial and
then continued. President Theodore Roosevelt picked
Brenner’s design after having posed for him in
New York. Roosevelt learned of Brenner’s talents
in a Lower East Side settlement house where Brenner
had made a bas-relief of Lincoln. It became the basis
for the coin’s design. Roosevelt considered Lincoln
to have been the savior of the Union and his spiritual
predecessor. He ordered a new cent to be based on Brenner’s
work and produced to commemorate Lincoln’s 100th
birthday in 1909.
Only 88 specimens of
this iconic American coin have been approved in grade
AU-58 by Collectors Acceptance Corp. Less than 300 in
all grades as of 11/9/2012 and this represents just
a tad above 10% of the total PCGS pop! A little over
10% of the pops have been approved by CAC. In our opinion
specimens of this caliber are truly undervalued in relation
to there non CAC approved counterparts.