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SJ Cohen Collection - 4th

Current Statistics
Rank

4
GPA with Top Bonuses

66.568
GPA Weighted

66.546
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

66.568

About This Set: I am very proud to own this complete 97 coin PCGS Set Registry of Lincoln Proof cents with Major Varieties (1909 thru 2016). 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 97 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

SJ Cohen Collection

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1909 VDB 3301 1909 VDB 1C PR61RB 1 82 1112
Heritage auction(CSNS)in 2002
1909 3304 1909 1C PR64RB 113 158 113330
Dart Coin Middletown(NY) in 1993
1910 3307 1910 1C PR65RB 68 41 68158
New World Rarities(NY) in 1992
1911 3310 1911 1C PR64RB 107 94 107154
J.Beymer at Balt ANA in 1993
1912 3313 1912 1C PR64RB 134 70 134129
J.Beymer at Balt ANA in 1993
1913 3317 1913 1C PR64RD 59 96 5996
New World Rarities(NY) in 1991
1914 3319 1914 1C PR64RB 93 104 93186
Jack Beymer(CA) in 1992
1915 3322 1915 1C PR63RB 19 155 19200
Excelsior Coin at Balt.ANA in 1993
1916 3325 1916 1C PR64RB 53 80 53115
New World Rarities(NY) in 1991
1936 Satin 3332 1936 1C PR64RD 85 101 85101
Teletrade auction in 2003
1936 Brilliant 3335 1936 1C PR64RD 457 263 457273
Sol Taylor(SLCC)in 1990 raw
1937 3337 1937 1C PR64RB 156 41 1561681
B.Cornell(MA)1988 Iridescent raw
1938 3341 1938 1C PR65RD 600 354 600395
Holmes Coins (CT) in 1988 raw
1939 3344 1939 1C PR65RD 714 391 714392
WT Mundy(GA) in 2013
1940 3347 1940 1C PR65RD 664 278 664284
Angel Dees(VA)in 2012
1941 3350 1941 1C PR65RD 555 162 555162
Angel Dees(VA)in 2012
1942 3353 1942 1C PR65RD 567 156 567240
Angel Dees (VA) in 2013
1950 3359 1950 1C PR66RD 370 82 370492
Bob Dodson (Watersport)(SC) in 2009
1951 3362 1951 1C PR65RD 496 604 515771
R&I Coins(CA)in 2013 Rick Tomaska
1952 3365 1952 1C PR65RD 483 670 483842
Commemmoratives Int.(NY)in 2012
1953 3368 1953 1C PR67RD 301 29 317351
Bob Dodson(Watersport)(CA) in 2013
1954 3371 1954 1C PR66RD 533 350 533660
Mike Zambino(EBAY) in 2002
1955 3374 1955 1C PR65RD 305 1143 3071588
AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
1956 3377 1956 1C PR67RD 408 48 410446
Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
1957 3380 1957 1C PR66RD 727 484 727866
Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
1958 3383 1958 1C PR66RD 516 575 5161208
Heritage Auction(TX)in 2008
1959 3386 1959 1C PR67RD 488 69 488773
Bob Dodson(WaterSport)(SC)in 2006
1960 Large Date 3389 1960 1C PR66RD 319 608 3531269
AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
1960 Small Date 3392 1960 1C PR65RD 208 1556 2082033
AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
1960 Large/Small Date 3410 1960 1C PR67RD 63 22 9331
Joe Poole(CA)EBAY in 2006
1960 Small/Large Date 3413 1960 1C PR67RD 53 15 6452
Don Merz (PA)in 2006
1961 3395 1961 1C PR67RD 701 250 701778
AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
1962 3398 1962 1C PR66RD 408 1138 4092180
AGG-WIL Coins(CT)in 1988 raw
1963 3401 1963 1C PR68RD 522 160 5251648
Angel Dee's(VA) in 2013
1964 3404 1964 1C PR67RD 827 2084 8274144
AGG-WIL Coins(CT) in 1988 raw
1965 SMS 3290 1965 1C SP66RD 645 316 645400
Brewster(NY)show in 1989 raw
1966 SMS 3293 1966 1C SP67RD 906 128 906243
Don Merz(PA)in 2006
1967 SMS 3296 1967 1C SP66RD 559 967 5591119
Mike''s(MA)NENA Conv. in 1989 raw
1968-S 3419 1968-S 1C PR67RD 163 151 1791020
Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
1969-S 3422 1969-S 1C PR66RD 176 204 1761421
Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
1970-S Large Date 3430 1970-S 1C PR69RD 43 4 43810
J.Gomez(CA)EBAY in 2004
1970-S Small Date 3426 1970-S 1C PR66RD 237 246 238665
Bob Dodson(Watersport)(CA) in 2011
1971-S 3434 1971-S 1C PR66RD 183 476 1831371
Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
1971-S DDO 83533 1971-S 1C PR65CA 19 77 20108
Teletrade auction in 2006
1972-S 93437 1972-S 1C PR68DC 397 95 39795
Danbury(CT)show in 1988 raw
1973-S 93440 1973-S 1C PR69DC 1014 3 10143
Teletrade auction in 2010
1974-S 93443 1974-S 1C PR69DC 917 0 9170
Teletrade auction in 2010
1975-S 93446 1975-S 1C PR69DC 844 0 8440
Angel Dee's(VA) in 2007
1976-S 93449 1976-S 1C PR69DC 882 0 8820
Teletrade auction in 2010
1977-S 93452 1977-S 1C PR69DC 2297 15 229715
Angel Dee's(VA)in2010
1978-S 93455 1978-S 1C PR69DC 2571 13 257113
White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
1979-S Type 1 93458 1979-S 1C PR68DC 350 1671 3501671
White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
1979-S Type 2 93461 1979-S 1C PR68DC 877 1605 8791606
White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
1980-S 93464 1980-S 1C PR69DC 2614 27 261427
White Plains(NY)show in 1983 raw
1981-S Type 1 93467 1981-S 1C PR69DC 3518 15 351815
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1981-S Type 2 93470 1981-S 1C PR68DC 452 303 453303
White Plains(NY)show in 2004 raw
1982-S 93473 1982-S 1C PR69DC 2310 18 231018
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1983-S 93476 1983-S 1C PR69DC 2608 51 260851
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1984-S 93479 1984-S 1C PR69DC 3569 105 3569105
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1985-S 93482 1985-S 1C PR69DC 3624 115 3624115
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1986-S 93485 1986-S 1C PR69DC 4300 115 4300115
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1987-S 93488 1987-S 1C PR69DC 4640 189 4640189
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1988-S 93491 1988-S 1C PR69DC 4315 261 4315261
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1989-S 93494 1989-S 1C PR69DC 3894 296 3894296
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1990-S 93497 1990-S 1C PR69DC 4451 292 4451292
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1990 No S 93506 1990 1C PR68DC 92 46 9546
F.J.Vollmer(IN)in 1994(pf.set)
1991-S 93500 1991-S 1C PR69DC 3739 308 3739308
US Mint proof set in 1991 raw
1992-S 93503 1992-S 1C PR70DC 545 0 5450
David as Billydc(EBAY)in 1999
1993-S 93512 1993-S 1C PR69DC 6608 378 6608378
US Mint proof set in 1993 raw
1994-S 93515 1994-S 1C PR69DC 6244 388 6244388
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1995-S 93518 1995-S 1C PR69DC 5737 539 5737539
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1996-S 93521 1996-S 1C PR69DC 5692 354 5692354
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1997-S 93524 1997-S 1C PR69DC 5340 236 5340236
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1998-S 93527 1998-S 1C PR69DC 6185 372 6185372
Fedi1 Coins(OH)in 2004
1998-S Close AM 93529 1998-S 1C PR68DC 33 80 52136
Allman C&C(PA)in 2009
1999-S 93530 1999-S 1C PR69DC 7129 458 7129458
US Mint proof set in 1999 raw
1999-S Close AM 38222 1999-S 1C PR69DC 137 1 1491
Angel Dee's(VA)in 2009
2000-S 93536 2000-S 1C PR69DC 8223 582 8223582
US Mint proof set in 2000 raw
2001-S 93539 2001-S 1C PR69DC 7763 483 7763483
Fedi1 Coins(OH) in 2004
2002-S 93542 2002-S 1C PR69DC 7586 276 7586276
Fedi1 Coins(OH) in 2004
2003-S 93545 2003-S 1C PR69DC 8631 323 8631323
US Mint proof set in 2003 raw
2004-S 93551 2004-S 1C PR69DC 7155 468 7155468
Gradycoins(FL)in 2004
2005-S 93554 2005-S 1C PR69DC 7675 456 7675456
Collectible Coin(CA)in 2005
2006-S 93559 2006-S 1C PR69DC 6372 612 6372612
Gradycoins(FL)in 2006
2007-S 149555 2007-S 1C PR69DC 5261 456 5261456
SE Quality Coins(SC) in 2007
2008-S 394913 2008-S 1C PR69DC 4083 503 4083503
S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2008
2009-S Early Childhood 407251 2009-S 1C PR69DC 5966 445 5966445
B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
2009-S Formative Years 407889 2009-S 1C PR69DC 6246 373 6246373
B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
2009-S Professional 407894 2009-S 1C PR69DC 6036 430 6036430
B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
2009-S Presidency 407899 2009-S 1C PR69DC 6148 394 6148394
B.Childs,BRCCOINS(CA)in 2009
2010-S Shield 416682 2010-S 1C PR69DC 4561 344 4561344
S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2010
2011-S Shield 505063 2011-S 1C PR69DC 3885 515 5594768
S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2011
2012-S Shield 511252 2012-S 1C PR69DC 1427 115 1861199
L&C Coins(CA)in 2012
2013-S Shield 517525 2013-S 1C PR69DC 2095 174 3262323
L&C Coins(CA) in 2013
2014-S 524419 2014-S 1C PR69DC 1944 309 2922468
Sirius Auctions(MD) in 2014
2015-S 537565 2015-S 1C PR69DC 1235 472 2772801
S.Woods,CoinFame(CA)in 2015
2016-S 598457 2016-S 1C PR69DC 641 141 2213605

COMMENTS

Thank you all for your comments. Steve

Posted @ 2/11/2017 10:11 AM By SJC-Collection

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