Heritage Auctions is offering The Stephenville Collection, a collection that spans many different U.S. coin series, over the coming months. Prior auctions featured Seated Liberty and Barber coinage, Bust half dollars, Morgan silver dollars, and a number of coins certified with Gold stickers from CAC. The November 2023 sale of the Stephenville Collection will feature a near-complete selection of Lincoln cents through 2022–including Registry Set coins, Proofs, and a large number of Cherrypickers’ varieties. All coins in this offering have been graded by PCGS. Bidding is open now, with a live session to be held on Monday, November 6, at 5:00 PM CT (6:00 PM ET).
One standout condition rarity among the higlights of the Stephenville Collection of Lincoln cents is a Superb Gem 1915-D cent. Collectors will probably have very little trouble finding a specimen of the 1915-D in MS64 or MS65 with Red surfaces, and even Premium Gems are offered every year. But Superb Gems with the Red designation are challenging condition rarities. PCGS has graded four pieces (including the cent offered here) in MS67 Red, with none finer, while NGC has certified just one example in MS67 Red, with none finer. This Superb Gem offers impeccably preserved original red surfaces, with vibrant mint luster and great eye appeal. The design motifs are sharply detailed throughout.
Other highlights in this auction include:
- 1909-S 1C VDB MS66 Red PCGS
- 1909-S/S 1C S Over Horizontal S, FS-1502, MS67 Red PCGS. CAC
- 1917 1C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, MS65 Red PCGS. CAC
- 1920-S 1C MS65 Red PCGS
- 1922 1C No D, Strong Reverse, FS-401, MS64 Brown PCGS. Die Pair 2
- 1944-D/S 1C FS-511 MS67 Red PCGS
- 1969-S 1C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, MS63 Red and Brown PCGS
- 1916 1C PR67 Red and Brown PCGS
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