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

SJ Cohen Collection

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Rank 4
Weighted GPA 66.554
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 66.554
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About this set: I am very proud to own this complete 96 coin PCGS Set Registry of Lincoln Proof cents with Major Varieties (1909 thru 2015). 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 96 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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SJ Cohen Collection
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
330419091CPR64RB112154112325Dart Coin Middletown(NY) in 1993
33011909 VDB1CPR61RB1791109Heritage auction(CSNS)in 2002
330719101CPR65RB693769151New World Rarities(NY) in 1992
331019111CPR64RB10593105153J.Beymer at Balt ANA in 1993
331319121CPR64RB12771127128J.Beymer at Balt ANA in 1993
331719131CPR64RD60946094New World Rarities(NY) in 1991
331919141CPR64RB909990180Jack Beymer(CA) in 1992
332219151CPR63RB1915019195Excelsior Coin at Balt.ANA in 1993
332519161CPR64RB547654110New World Rarities(NY) in 1991
33321936 Satin1CPR64RD85928592Teletrade auction in 2003
33351936 Brilliant1CPR64RD444244444251Sol Taylor(SLCC)in 1990 raw
333719371CPR64RB152381521634B.Cornell(MA)1988 Iridescent raw
334119381CPR65RD585327585371Holmes Coins (CT) in 1988 raw
334419391CPR65RD688361688361WT Mundy(GA) in 2013
334719401CPR65RD646254646260Angel Dees(VA)in 2012
335019411CPR65RD536150536150Angel Dees(VA)in 2012
335319421CPR65RD538139538218Angel Dees (VA) in 2013
335919501CPR66RD34665346452Bob Dodson (Watersport)(SC) in 2009
336219511CPR65RD479559498718R&I Coins(CA)in 2013 Rick Tomaska
336519521CPR65RD471633471801Commemmoratives Int.(NY)in 2012
336819531CPR67RD28933299345Bob Dodson(Watersport)(CA) in 2013
337119541CPR66RD516335516634Mike Zambino(EBAY) in 2002
337419551CPR65RD30110823031509AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
337719561CPR67RD40144402441Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
338019571CPR66RD658458658834Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
338319581CPR66RD4815304811150Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
338619591CPR67RD46553465743Bob Dodson(WaterSport)(SC)in 2006
33891960 Large Date1CPR66RD2605292881168AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
33921960 Small Date1CPR65RD20414692041929AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
34101960 Large/Small Date1CPR67RD63198626Joe Poole(CA)EBAY in 2006
34131960 Small/Large Date1CPR67RD55156752Don Merz (PA)in 2006
339519611CPR67RD674238674755AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
339819621CPR66RD38010343802047AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
340119631CPR68RD4681514691602Angel Dee's(VA) in 2013
340419641CPR67RD78118477813801AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
32901965 SMS1CSP66RD627312627396Brewster(NY)show in 1989 raw
32931966 SMS1CSP67RD888124888237Don Merz(PA)in 2006
32961967 SMS1CSP66RD5349305341075Mike''s(MA)NENA Conv. in 1989 raw
34191968-S1CPR67RD155107169946Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
34221969-S1CPR66RD1711951711384Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
34301970-S Large Date1CPR69RD43443790J.Gomez(CA)EBAY in 2004
34261970-S Small Date1CPR66RD229231230631Bob Dodson(Watersport)(CA) in 2011
34341971-S1CPR66RD1834711831354Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
835331971-S DDO1CPR65CA19702095Teletrade auction in 2006
934371972-S1CPR68DC3858938589Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
934401973-S1CPR69DC87738773Teletrade auction in 2010
934431974-S1CPR69DC84708470Teletrade auction in 2010
934461975-S1CPR69DC73007300Angel Dee's(VA) in 2007
934491976-S1CPR69DC69606960Teletrade auction in 2010
934521977-S1CPR69DC206214206214Angel Dee's(VA)in2010
934551978-S1CPR69DC233212233212White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934581979-S Type 11CPR68DC31015623101562White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934611979-S Type 21CPR68DC84815068481506White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934641980-S1CPR69DC235122235122White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
934671981-S Type 11CPR69DC329711329711Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934701981-S Type 21CPR68DC451298451298White Plains(NY)show in 2004 raw
934731982-S1CPR69DC223618223618Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934761983-S1CPR69DC244848244848Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934791984-S1CPR69DC327794327794Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934821985-S1CPR69DC34131133413113Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934851986-S1CPR69DC40591114059111Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934881987-S1CPR69DC44951734495173Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934911988-S1CPR69DC39572143957214Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934941989-S1CPR69DC36802593680259Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
934971990-S1CPR69DC42312434231243Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935061990 No S1CPR68DC89389138F.J.Vollmer(IN)in 1994(pf.set)
935001991-S1CPR69DC36042903604290US Mint proof set in 1991 raw
935031992-S1CPR70DC47604760David as Billydc(EBAY)in 1999
935121993-S1CPR69DC62013486201348US Mint proof set in 1993 raw
935151994-S1CPR69DC58773475877347Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935181995-S1CPR69DC53684835368483Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935211996-S1CPR69DC52713015271301Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935241997-S1CPR69DC50492195049219Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935271998-S1CPR69DC57923185792318Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
935291998-S Close AM1CPR68DC338050127Allman C&C(PA)in 2009
935301999-S1CPR69DC67174146717414US Mint proof set in 1999 raw
382221999-S Close AM1CPR69DC13211441Angel Dee's(VA)in 2009
935362000-S1CPR69DC79375497937549US Mint proof set in 2000 raw
935392001-S1CPR69DC72944277294427Fedi1 Coins(OH) in 2004
935422002-S1CPR69DC72972667297266Fedi1 Coins(OH) in 2004
935452003-S1CPR69DC83293028329302US Mint proof set in 2003 raw
935512004-S1CPR69DC67854516785451Gradycoins(FL)in 2004
935542005-S1CPR69DC73634187363418Collectible Coin(CA)in 2005
935592006-S1CPR69DC59515455951545Gradycoins(FL)in 2006
1495552007-S1CPR69DC48883944888394SE Quality Coins(SC) in 2007
3949132008-S1CPR69DC38764763876476S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2008
4072512009-S Early Childhood1CPR69DC57174345717434B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4078892009-S Formative Years1CPR69DC59893705989370B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4078942009-S Professional1CPR69DC57914175791417B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4078992009-S Presidency1CPR69DC59083885908388B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
4166822010-S Shield1CPR69DC43913354391335S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2010
5050632011-S Shield1CPR69DC37124935421746S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2011
5112522012-S Shield1CPR69DC13661121800196L&C Coins(CA)in 2012
5175252013-S Shield1CPR69DC19301523097301L&C Coins(CA) in 2013
5244192014-S1CPR69DC17832832761442Sirius Auctions(MD) in 2014
5375652015-S1CPR69DC8613202287644S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2015
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