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1963 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2884, 3401, 83401, 93401

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 754,110,000
Proofs: 
3,075,645

Designer: Obverse by Victor David Brenner; reverse by Frank Gasparro

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the date

Significant examples:
PCGS PR-70DCAM.  Heritage 1/2003:5815, $39,100.00 - reconsigned to Heritage 1/20043 where it was removed from the sale.  PCGS subsequently puchased the coin under its grading guarantee, lowered the grade to PR-64DCAM, and reimbursed the owner $40,250.00.

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67RD.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 93 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 69 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-70.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Improper storage causes $40K coin to become $4 coin", COIN WORLD, November 1, 2004, page 105