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PCGS Nos: 2504, 2505, 2506


Circulation strikes: 288,104,634

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the date

The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66RB's. 

The finest Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68RD.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 84 sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8604, not illustrated, sold for $517.50  From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1393, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Error, struck 25% off-centerůStruck 25% off-center towards 12:30 on the obverse, with a full date and excellent surfaces. Medium brown with some slight streaking in the toning. Pleasing and popular as an early Lincoln cent error.", sold for $529.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October
2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service