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1955 One Cents by Variety | Lincoln Cents by Date | Small Cents by Type

1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent Obverse     1955 Double Die Lincoln Cent Reverse


1955 ONE CENT - Doubled Die

PCGS Nos: 2825, 2826, 2827

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: unknown
Proofs: 
0

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

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

Weight: 48 grains (3.1 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the date

 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Red examples graded by PCGS are 18 MS-65RD's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 63, illustrated, sold for $46,000.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 114, "Doubled Die", sold for $3,220.00

ANACS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2128, sold for $6,325.00

MS-64 Red - Doubled Die Obverse.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1439, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4149, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5951, "Doubled Die", plated, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7750, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $6,210.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8712, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $6,612.50   From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5950, "Doubled Die", plated, unsold

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5949, "Doubled Die", plated, sold for $2,702.50

NGC MS-64, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4150, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $2,817.50

PCGS MS-64, Red and Brown - Doubled Die Obverse.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1438, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5948, plated, sold for $1,667.50

PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6728, "Doubled Die", not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1366, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

"Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated".  Ex - Stack's 12/2003:118, sold for $6,325.00

PCGS MS-63 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 353, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

MS-63 Red, Questionable Color.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5159, "1955/55 Doubled Die", not illustrated, not sold

MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5451, "55/55 Doubled Die", plated, sold for $1,552.00

PCGS MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 63, "Doubled Die Obv", illustrated, sold for $1,552.50

MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 182, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7749, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

MS-62 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 183, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $2,357.50

MS-62 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 184, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

MS-62 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 185, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

NGC MS-61 Brown.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5947, "Doubled Die", not plated, sold for $1,150.00

Brilliant Uncirculated and bordering on the Choice category.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 241, "1955/55 Doubled Die", plated, sold for $1,380.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 225, plated, sold for $1,035.00

ANACS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4151, "1955/55 Doubled Die", not illustrated, not sold

ANACS AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4152, "1955/55 Doubled Die", not illustrated, not sold

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 186, "Doubled Die", not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

Net AU-50, sharpness of AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1290, sold for $632.50

AU.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 242, "1955/55 Doubled Die", not plated, sold for $805.00

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5158517.50, "1955/55 Doubled Die", not illustrated, sold for $

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1367, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

AU-50 Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5450, "Doubled Die", not plated, unsold

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Whizzed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7748, "Doubled Die", not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Net VF-30.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 390, "Doubled Die", sold for $437.00

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

 
 

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