1926-S 1C, RD MS (PCGS# 2575)

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

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Lot Description
1926-S 1C MS64 Red PCGS. Numismatic news was made in January 2006, when the Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection 1926-S Lincoln cent in MS65 Red was sold in our FUN Signature, lot 3097, for $149,500. Given that it is a "population 1" to this coin at PCGS (and fully meriting its grade), it came as no surprise to fans of the series. The present near-Gem Red 1926-S would fill many of the same needs for far less than the price of a nice house. This piece has somewhat mottled, slightly mellowed original color, orange-red to light lilac. Close examination reveals a few tiny abrasions, but the surfaces are virtually carbon-free. Population: 68 in 64 (1 in 64+) Red, 1 finer (6/12). Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 5243, which realized $4,628.75; Kendall Marie Collection / Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 517, which brought $6,900.
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