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Lincoln Cents with Major Varieties, Proof (1909-Present): SJ Cohen Collection

SJ Cohen Collection

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Weighted GPA 66.496
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.496
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About this set: I am very proud to own this complete 95 coin PCGS Set Registry of Lincoln Proof cents with Major Varieties (1909 thru 2014). They represent over one century of production of Lincoln proof coins.The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The original reverse used thru 1958 had a design of two wheat stalks with ONE CENT printed in the center. Both sides of the coin were designed by Victor David Brenner, a Russian immigrant. A second reverse design was made by Frank Gasparro to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's birth in 1959. That design showed the Lincoln Memorial located in Washington, DC and was used thru 2008. To celebrate the centenial of the Lincoln cent, the Memorial reverse was replaced by four new reverse designs made for the 2009 issues representing Lincoln's Childhood in Kentucky, his Formative Years in Indiana, his Professional Life in Illinois and his Presidency in Washington, DC. In 2010, a new Shield reverse was designed to represent the unity of our country. This Shield reverse is intended to remain on the Lincoln cent into the future. Thru all the years, from 1909 to the present the portrait of Lincoln on the obverse of the coin has remained the same. That portrait of Lincoln binds the collection thru the years of Matte proofs, Satin proofs, Brilliant proofs and now Deep Cameo proofs (DCAM's). The 9 Matte Proof coins from 1909 thru 1916 had a total issue of just 15,314 and is highlighted by the rare 1909 VDB with an issue of only 420. The 8 coins from 1936 to 1942 feature the Satin and Brilliant finish versions from 1936. With only 5,569 of both of these versions sold by the US Mint in 1936,these two coins are almost as difficult to acquire as the Matte proofs. I have now had these 17 early Lincoln proofs "TrueViewed" by the PCGS photographic group and I can honestly say the pictures fairly represent what the coins actually look like. Starting in 1950 the US Mint has produced proof cents for each year with the exception of 1965 thru 1967 when special mint set (SMS) coins were made. Although these coins are technically not proof, they look like a proof and deserve to be included in this Set Registry. Starting in 1968 the proof cents have been minted in San Francisco and they contain the "S" mint mark. Since the early 1970's the Brilliant proofs have been improved in manufacture and are now called Deep Cameo Proofs because of their strong cameo contrast on Lincoln's portrait. All my Set Registry proof cents since 1938 grade PR65RD or higher and all since 1972 grade PR68DCAM or higher. Among the later date DCAM's in this collection is the scarce 1990 no S error coin in PR68DCAM which has now been "TrueViewed" and my 1992 which is graded PR70DCAM perfect. The collection also includes the 1960 large date/small date and small date/large date doubled dies, also "TrueViewed" the 1971 doubled die error coin also "True Viewed" and the 1998 and 1999 close AM varieties. I am very happy to display these 95 coins for everyone to see. While the photography is not the best,(except for the TrueViews) the pictures do provide a fair repesentation of the coins. This collection has been a labor of love for me. It is not the finest set out there, but to me, it is complete to date and I love my Lincoln cent proof coin collection! Steve
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33011909 VDB1CPR61RB1791109Heritage auction(CSNS)in 2002
330419091CPR64RB111149111320Dart Coin Middletown(NY) in 1993
330719101CPR65RB603260144New World Rarities(NY) in 1992
331019111CPR64RB10589105149J.Beymer at Balt ANA in 1993
331319121CPR64RB11868118123J.Beymer at Balt ANA in 1993
331719131CPR64RD59885988New World Rarities(NY) in 1991
331919141CPR64RB869886178Jack Beymer(CA) in 1992
332219151CPR63RB1914119185Excelsior Coin at Balt.ANA in 1993
332519161CPR64RB527452103New World Rarities(NY) in 1991
33321936 Satin1CPR64RD83918391Teletrade auction in 2003
33351936 Brilliant1CPR64RD434224434229Sol Taylor(SLCC)in 1990 raw
333719371CPR64RB144341441554B.Cornell(MA)1988 Iridescent raw
334119381CPR65RD578308578349Holmes Coins (CT) in 1988 raw
334419391CPR65RD679341679341WT Mundy(GA) in 2013
334719401CPR65RD635245635250Angel Dees(VA)in 2012
335019411CPR65RD525129525129Angel Dees(VA)in 2012
335319421CPR65RD519112519179Angel Dees (VA) in 2013
335919501CPR66RD32152321424Bob Dodson (Watersport)(SC) in 2009
336219511CPR65RD460518479672R&I Coins(CA)in 2013 Rick Tomaska
336519521CPR65RD449604449774Commemmoratives Int.(NY)in 2012
336819531CPR67RD27623283323Bob Dodson(Watersport)(CA) in 2013
337119541CPR66RD472316472610Mike Zambino(EBAY) in 2002
337419551CPR65RD28910332891447AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
337719561CPR67RD37941379428Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
338019571CPR66RD631435631810Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
338319581CPR66RD4615044611118Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
338619591CPR67RD43549435721Bob Dodson(WaterSport)(SC)in 2006
33891960 Large Date1CPR66RD2444812441043AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
33921960 Small Date1CPR65RD19914261991876AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
34101960 Large/Small Date1CPR67RD59168222Joe Poole(CA)EBAY in 2006
34131960 Small/Large Date1CPR67RD50136049Don Merz (PA)in 2006
339519611CPR67RD574220574725AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
339819621CPR66RD3649783641960AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
340119631CPR68RD3991383991559Angel Dee's(VA) in 2013
340419641CPR67RD71616867163591AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
32901965 SMS1CSP66RD597303597385Brewster(NY)show in 1989 raw
32931966 SMS1CSP67RD857120857229Don Merz(PA)in 2006
32961967 SMS1CSP66RD5128965121031Mike''s(MA)NENA Conv. in 1989 raw
34191968-S1CPR67RD148101162929Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
34221969-S1CPR66RD1711851711275Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
34301970-S Large Date1CPR69RD43443725J.Gomez(CA)EBAY in 2004
34261970-S Small Date1CPR66RD221216222584Bob Dodson(Watersport)(CA) in 2011
34341971-S1CPR66RD1744601741296Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
835331971-S DDO1CPR65CA19652085Teletrade auction in 2006
934371972-S1CPR68DC3548635486Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
934401973-S1CPR69DC78537853Teletrade auction in 2010
934431974-S1CPR69DC77007700Teletrade auction in 2010
934461975-S1CPR69DC64106410Angel Dee's(VA) in 2007
934491976-S1CPR69DC63006300Teletrade auction in 2010
934521977-S1CPR69DC186512186512Angel Dee's(VA)in2010
934551978-S1CPR69DC207212207212White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934581979-S Type 11CPR68DC16013361601336White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934611979-S Type 21CPR68DC81813728181372White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934641980-S1CPR69DC217219217219White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934671981-S Type 11CPR69DC306411306411Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934701981-S Type 21CPR68DC443288443288White Plains(NY)show in 2004 raw
934731982-S1CPR69DC202118202118Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934761983-S1CPR69DC221642221642Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934791984-S1CPR69DC311389311389Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934821985-S1CPR69DC33211013321101Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934851986-S1CPR69DC39941063994106Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934881987-S1CPR69DC42581494258149Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934911988-S1CPR69DC36751833675183Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934941989-S1CPR69DC33952113395211Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934971990-S1CPR69DC40372224037222Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935061990 No S1CPR68DC86338833F.J.Vollmer(IN)in 1994(pf.set)
935001991-S1CPR69DC35122703512270US Mint proof set in 1991 raw
935031992-S1CPR70DC40504050David as Billydc(EBAY)in 1999
935121993-S1CPR69DC58413145841314US Mint proof set in 1993 raw
935151994-S1CPR69DC55582955558295Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935181995-S1CPR69DC50364245036424Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935211996-S1CPR69DC49702854970285Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935241997-S1CPR69DC47191924719192Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935271998-S1CPR69DC55292845529284Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935291998-S Close AM1CPR68DC338046122Allman C&C(PA)in 2009
935301999-S1CPR69DC62443466244346US Mint proof set in 1999 raw
382221999-S Close AM1CPR69DC12911371Angel Dee's(VA)in 2009
935362000-S1CPR69DC75714997571499US Mint proof set in 2000 raw
935392001-S1CPR69DC67013616701361Fedi1 Coins(OH) in 2004
935422002-S1CPR69DC70332477033247Fedi1 Coins(OH) in 2004
935452003-S1CPR69DC79692787969278US Mint proof set in 2003 raw
935512004-S1CPR69DC65034326503432Gradycoins(FL)in 2004
935542005-S1CPR69DC70203767020376Collectible Coin(CA)in 2005
935592006-S1CPR69DC56574905657490Gradycoins(FL)in 2006
1495552007-S1CPR69DC46693694669369SE Quality Coins(SC) in 2007
3949132008-S1CPR69DC36244233624423S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2008
4072512009-S Early Childhood1CPR69DC54694175469417B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4078892009-S Formative Years1CPR69DC57463575746357B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4078942009-S Professional1CPR69DC55493995549399B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4078992009-S Presidency1CPR69DC56623755662375B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4166822010-S Shield1CPR69DC41013084101308S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2010
5050632011-S Shield1CPR69DC34214135130666S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2011
5112522012-S Shield1CPR69DC1239921649176L&C Coins(CA)in 2012
5175252013-S Shield1CPR69DC17221372889286L&C Coins(CA) in 2013
5244192014-S1CPR69DC14572062435364Sirius Auctions(MD) in 2014
Great set and the only complete set I've seen imaged. Congratualtion sir.
Posted @ 9/3/2013 11:30 AM By MWoodsCollection
Nice to see a complete set. Congrats!
Posted @ 1/10/2011 11:43 PM By rlarick
Very nice. You started collecting the Matte proof coins way before the run up in 2008.
Posted @ 1/11/2009 12:32 PM By Manofcoins
Right down to the 2008-S! I tip my cap. Congratulations, Steve.
Posted @ 8/23/2008 6:48 AM By duane.blake