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1908-S 1C N1BN PCGS #2232

98 - Damage

1908-S 1C N1BN PCGS #2232

92 - Cleaned

1908-S 1C N1BN PCGS #2232

94 - Altered Surfaces

1908-S 1C N1BN PCGS #2232

95 - Scratch/Rim Dent

1908-S 1C G4BN PCGS #2232

Pop 3 coin, none graded lower by PCGS

1908-S 1C N1RB PCGS #2233

97 - Environmental Damage

1908-S 1C N1RB PCGS #2233

91 - Questionable Color

1908-S 1C MS64RB PCGS #2233

I just had to share a photo of my monster-toned NGC MS66RB example... enjoy and thanks for looking!

1908-S 1C MS64RB PCGS #2233

I just had to share a photo of my monster-toned NGC MS66RB example... enjoy and thanks for looking!

1908-S 1C MS64RD PCGS #2234

This is easily the best MS64RD example I've found of this date and is better than many coins grading MS65RD that I have seen. Accordingly, I decided to max out this grading set with this piece.

1909 1C Lincoln MS66+ RD PCGS #2431

Mintage: 72,702,618; Weight: 3.11 grams; Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin and zinc; Diameter: 19 mm; Plain Edge; Designer: Victor D. Brenner ===== Purchased from Angel Dee's Coins and Collectibles – February 2009. Mintage of the 1909 Lincoln Cent commenced only a couple of weeks following the initial release of the 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent as a result of the negative reaction to the designer’s initials featured on the reverse. This coin has the highest mintage of all of the 1909 cent varieties. Even with the highest mintage number, the 1909 Lincoln Cent is less available that the lower mintage 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent in grades of MS66RD and higher which was apparently saved in greater numbers. The present example was the first example certified MS66+RD, has no marks of note and exhibits some light blue-green toning on its lustrous surfaces. There are also a few very minor doubled die reverse varieties of the 1909 Lincoln Cent, none of which are listed in the Cherrypickers’ Guide nor recognized by PCGS. An ANACS MS64RD example of the doubled die reverse is also pictured here.

1909 1C Lincoln MS66+ RD PCGS #2431

Mintage: 72,702,618; Weight: 3.11 grams; Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin and zinc; Diameter: 19 mm; Plain Edge; Designer: Victor D. Brenner ===== Purchased from Angel Dee's Coins and Collectibles – February 2009. Mintage of the 1909 Lincoln Cent commenced only a couple of weeks following the initial release of the 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent as a result of the negative reaction to the designer’s initials featured on the reverse. This coin has the highest mintage of all of the 1909 cent varieties. Even with the highest mintage number, the 1909 Lincoln Cent is less available that the lower mintage 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln Cent in grades of MS66RD and higher which was apparently saved in greater numbers. The present example was the first example certified MS66+RD, has no marks of note and exhibits some light blue-green toning on its lustrous surfaces. There are also a few very minor doubled die reverse varieties of the 1909 Lincoln Cent, none of which are listed in the Cherrypickers’ Guide nor recognized by PCGS. An ANACS MS64RD example of the doubled die reverse is also pictured here.

1909-S 1C Lincoln MS66RD PCGS #2434

Mintage: 1,825,000; Weight: 3.11 grams; Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin and zinc; Diameter: 19 mm; Plain Edge; Designer: Victor D. Brenner ===== Purchased from private party – April 2009. The 1909-S Lincoln Cent has the fourth lowest mintage of all regular issue Lincoln Cents and is a semi-key-date in the series. However, the importance and rarity of the 1909-S Lincoln Cent is often overlooked given the popularity of both of the major key-date 1909 cents; the 1909-S Indian Cent and the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent. The present example is a bright-red specimen which is very beautiful in hand. The coin has virtually no noticeable marks and no spotting. This example is encapsulated in an old green-label holder. There are also two varieties of this date which feature repunched mintmarks. An MS64RB example of the very scare “S over S” variety, the FS-1501, and an MS65RD example of the much more common “S over Horizontal S” variety, the FS-1502, are also pictured here.

1909-S 1C Lincoln MS66RD PCGS #2434

Mintage: 1,825,000; Weight: 3.11 grams; Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin and zinc; Diameter: 19 mm; Plain Edge; Designer: Victor D. Brenner ===== Purchased from private party – April 2009. The 1909-S Lincoln Cent has the fourth lowest mintage of all regular issue Lincoln Cents and is a semi-key-date in the series. However, the importance and rarity of the 1909-S Lincoln Cent is often overlooked given the popularity of both of the major key-date 1909 cents; the 1909-S Indian Cent and the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent. The present example is a bright-red specimen which is very beautiful in hand. The coin has virtually no noticeable marks and no spotting. This example is encapsulated in an old green-label holder. There are also two varieties of this date which feature repunched mintmarks. An MS64RB example of the very scare “S over S” variety, the FS-1501, and an MS65RD example of the much more common “S over Horizontal S” variety, the FS-1502, are also pictured here.

1909-S 1C Lincoln MS66RD PCGS #2434

Mintage: 1,825,000; Weight: 3.11 grams; Composition: .950 copper, .050 tin and zinc; Diameter: 19 mm; Plain Edge; Designer: Victor D. Brenner ===== Purchased from private party – April 2009. The 1909-S Lincoln Cent has the fourth lowest mintage of all regular issue Lincoln Cents and is a semi-key-date in the series. However, the importance and rarity of the 1909-S Lincoln Cent is often overlooked given the popularity of both of the major key-date 1909 cents; the 1909-S Indian Cent and the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln Cent. The present example is a bright-red specimen which is very beautiful in hand. The coin has virtually no noticeable marks and no spotting. This example is encapsulated in an old green-label holder. There are also two varieties of this date which feature repunched mintmarks. An MS64RB example of the very scare “S over S” variety, the FS-1501, and an MS65RD example of the much more common “S over Horizontal S” variety, the FS-1502, are also pictured here.

1909 10C MS66 PCGS #4850

Mintage: 10,240,000; Weight: 2.5 grams; Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper; Diameter: 17.9 mm; Reeded Edge; Designer: Charles E. Barber ===== Purchased from private party – August 2009. The 1909 Barber Dime is considered a common-date in the series with a mintage just over ten million. Despite that, the coin is far from common in MS66 or better condition. The present example is booming with luster is well struck. The coin has some faint dirty toning on the obverse that sort of gives the coin a little character but is not overly distracting in hand. The reverse of the coin is essential perfect.

1909-O 10C MS65 PCGS #4852

Mintage: 2,287,000; Weight: 2.5 grams; Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper; Diameter: 17.9 mm; Reeded Edge; Designer: Charles E. Barber ===== Purchased from Northeast Numismatics – February 2009. The 1909-O Barber Dime is significant as the final dime issue from the New Orleans Mint. Although this issue is generally considered to have one of the poorest overall strikes of any Barber Dime, the present example is fairly well struck. The coin is mostly white and lustrous on the obverse and the reverse has a bit of dirty toning near the rims. Very few examples have been certified in a higher grade than the present specimen.

1909 25C MS65 PCGS #5653

Mintage: 9,268,000; Weight: 6.25 grams; Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper; Diameter: 24.3 mm; Reeded Edge; Designer: Charles E. Barber ===== Purchased from Type Coin Company – September 2008. The 1909 Barber Quarter is a common date in the series. This Philadelphia issue is also frequently found sharply struck. Although a common date in the series, all Barber Quarters in gem condition are to be appreciated. The present coin exhibits no toning or other issues worthy of mention. Well struck and lustrous, the coin is a wonderful representative of the type.

1909-O 25C MS64 PCGS #5655

Mintage: 712,000; Weight: 6.25 grams; Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper; Diameter: 24.3 mm; Reeded Edge; Designer: Charles E. Barber ===== Purchased from private party – October 2008. The Barber Quarter produced during the final year of operations at the New Orleans Mint is a semi-key date in the series and a very difficult coin to find in all but the very lowest of grades. Because of the big three key-dates in the series, the 1909-O Barber Quarter is often overlooked and is considered by some to be one of the most underrated dates in the series. Not only is the date difficult to find, but once one is found it is difficult to find with a decent strike. The present example is very well struck for the date. This all white example has slightly muted luster and just a few small hits in the fields which limit the grade. Less than ten examples have been certified by PCGS in gem condition or better.

1909-S 25C MS66 PCGS #5656

Mintage: 1,348,000; Weight: 6.25 grams; Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper; Diameter: 24.3 mm; Reeded Edge; Designer: Charles E. Barber ===== Purchased from David Lawrence Rare Coins – June 2009. Although the 1909-S Barber Quarter has a relatively low mintage, it is not nearly as difficult to find as the New Orleans example. That said, the coin is a tough coin to find in gem condition or better. Unlike the famous San Francisco cents of 1909, the 1909-S Barber Quarter was obviously not saved in quantity. The present example is a beautiful coin that shows great looking cartwheel luster. The coin also exhibits the slightest bit of toning around the rims. Only a couple of coins exist of this date in higher grade. This example was originally purchased in an old green-label holder.

1909 50C MS65 PCGS #6516

Mintage: 2,368,000; Weight: 12.5 grams; Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper; Diameter: 30.6 mm; Reeded Edge; Designer: Charles E. Barber ===== Purchased from Certified Assets Management – May 2009. The 1909 Barber Half is one of the most available dates in the series in mint state condition. However, the coin is most frequently encountered in grades of MS64 or below; in MS65 and above, the coin is much rarer. The present example features a medley of pastel violet, greenish-yellow, and lilac patina which resides on highly lustrous surfaces. A solid strike results in excellent definition on the design elements. A few trivial marks concealed within the toning likely limit the grade.

1908-S/S 1C RPM FS-501 S-1 MS63BN PCGS #412809

FS-201 Snow-1 S/S Repunched Mintmark

1909-S 1C MS65RB PCGS #90049

as close to full red as you can get, coin is also semi-prooflike.