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Lot 3570

1909-S Lincoln Cent. VDB. PCGS graded MS-65 Red. Lots of original mint red. Well struck. A popular key date. Housed in an Old Green Holder. Referring to the '09-S VDB Lincoln Cents in his book, Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins, Walter Breen writes that John Zug, an early 20th century coin dealer, bought 25,000 (five bags) of these coins from the San Francisco Mint at issue and resold them at 1 3/4 cents apiece around 1918. This is just one of many stories that might be told about this famous issue.

A gorgeous Gem BU example of this most desirable Lincoln Cent, the fields and devices display beauty beyond just the radiant mint color. There are no signs of specks or problems that can plague this issue. The color ranges from deep magenta to coppery-red to golden-red on the obverse and reverse. Carefully struck by the dies, including the VDB, and as fresh a Gem as one could reasonably ask for (PCGS # 2428) .
Estimated Value $4,200 - 4,400.

Realized $4,830

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