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Top Pop 1916 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers November 2020 Auction

Top Pop 1916 Lincoln Cent in Stack's Bowers November 2020 Auction

By James McCartneySenior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ……
As a well-produced issue from the first decade of the series, the 1916 Lincoln cent is among the most popular representatives for both type collectors and small cent specialists. With a mintage of 131.8 million pieces, the 1916 cent represents a transition between the lower mintage early Philadelphia cents and the higher mintages that occurred as the United States was emerging from World War I. While readily available in most Mint State grades, the number of survivors of the 1916 cent becomes extremely limited above MS-66.

We are thrilled to offer a stunning MS-67+ RD (PCGS) CAC example in our November 2020 Auction that ranks among the finest examples known. It sits at the top of the Population Reports at both PCGS and CAC, and NGC has not certified any examples finer than MS-67 RD. Hints of pink and powder blue accent the borders of this Superb Gem Lincoln cent, with glowing orange and gold displayed at the centers. Sharply struck and matte-like in the fields.

This MS-67+ (PCGS) CAC 1916 cent will be featured in our November 2020 Auction, accompanying significant offerings from the E. Pluribus Unum Collection, the Abigail Collection of Silver Dollars, the Monterrey Collection of U.S. Type Coins, the Larry Ness Collection of Indian Peace Medals and many others. The consignment deadline for this sale is September 14, and we invite consignments across all categories of United States coins and paper money. If you would like to consign or have questions about the consignment process, contact us today at [email protected] or 800-566-2580.

Stack's Bowers
Stack's Bowers
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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