1926-S 1C, RD MS (PCGS# 2575)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 202
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The conditionally challenging nature of the 1926-S is an established fact among Lincoln Cent specialists. Of course, a relatively limited mintage of 4.5 million pieces means that this issue is among the scarcer 1920s Lincoln Cents even in worn condition. But where the rarity of the 1926-S really comes to the fore is in the finer Mint State grades <em>and </em>with full Red color. One of the finest survivors that we have offered in quite some time, this piece exhibits satiny mint bloom to both sides. For the obverse we note light golden-orange color, while on the reverse warmer rose-red color greets the viewer. An overall bold strike is also a noteworthy attribute for the issue, and we see no individually conspicuous blemishes to inhibit the eye appeal. A definite highlight of the Lincoln Cents in this sale.