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Counterfeit Detection: 1955 Doubled-Die Obverse Cent

 
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NGC - Mint errors and varieties are very popular in the numismatic community. To find both on one coin is exceptionally rare, and examples command a large premium. When the variety is the "King of Doubled Dies," that premium skyrockets even higher.

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Recently, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ( NGC) graders encountered this 1955 doubled-die obverse Lincoln cent.



As you can see from the photos, this coin is clearly struck off-center and has the telltale doubling for which this variety is known. It also appears to be slightly worn, as if it saw some time in circulation. Unfortunately, the coin is not genuine and the supposed wear has been artificially applied to a modern replica of the fabled rarity.

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OK, that fake is obvious as all get out. Lincoln looks like a cartoon character.
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Read the full article and be amazed--check the photos.
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