Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS obverse 1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS reverse


Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

This is by far the most dramatic doubled-die variety in United States coinage and certainly the most highly sought. It is believed to have occurred during the fall, when a severe shortage of cents drove the Philadelphia Mint to extreme measures that included working 12-hour days. An estimated 24,000 examples were coined, but this figure is merely a reconstruction that can never be proved.

Examples are quite scarce in Mint State, and fully red gems are very rare. The overall poor quality of 1955(P) cents in general certainly contributed to the lack of high grade survivors. Also a factor was the coin hobby's slow reaction to the desirability of this variety, which sold for a very modest premium until about 1960, when it finally took off in a big way.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1375 1550 1650 1775 1775 1900 2000 2100 2250 2400 2550 2650 2950 4150 8500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 3500 5500 - - - -
1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2850 3100 3575 4150 5700 14000 18500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 7900 - - - -
1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 4750 6250 17500 43000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 7500 28750 - - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3231
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 4873 $10,925.00
5/19/2004 PCGS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 1885, 1885/Lot# 1056 $880.00
1/23/2006 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 71, 76/Lot# 74 $1,966.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Brown Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1861 $2,415.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 736 $4,485.00
5/30/2010 PCGS AU 55   Brown Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1203 $1,872.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 219 $1,955.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4400 $3,222.30
9/1/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 134916 $1,210.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15821629176218862009216922542335243425072590264827652916314035945158796083838823928011754
15971673180319272062219722812368245825342609268728152990329141156092810185298975101040
0000002281236824582534260926872815299032914115609281018529897500
0000002308240124822562262827262865306534424636702682428676912700
1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20082063212021772236229623582420248425492615268227973167348241695328958810074105781110013973
2026208221392196225623162378244125052571263727202920327237114555674897501024210752120570
000000237824412505257126372720292032723711455567489750102421075200
000000239924622527259326592758304333773940494181689912104101092600
1955 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base258726542722279128632935300830833159323733163396347837084499525288241217812757133561397617367
26092676274528152887295930333108318532633342342335543971475064429942123711295613562151060
0000003033310831853263334234233554397147506442994212371129561356200
00000030583133321132893369345036314235500176331106012564131561376900
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 9588
Owner: hunter's gold
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 4169
Owner: Albert Huber
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

Old Time Collection

6/6/2013  — Every once in a while a truly old time collection comes to market. The Eric P. Newman Collection is one such example.
View full article >
NGC Certifies Important Newman Rarities

2/22/2013  — The selection of coins features a number of important, high-grade rarities, but the most memorable is Newman’s stunning 1852 Humbert $10 Territorial Gold Piece.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer