Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-201
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS obverse 1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the most popular of the various Doubled Die Obverse issues known for the year, exhibiting a strong spread that is especially noticeable on the first few letters of LIBERTY and the last digits in the date, a variety that actually approaches the drama of the 1955 Doubled Die Obverse. For some reason, 1972 Doubled Die cents are usually found with abrasions and carbon spots.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/25/2015

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1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 125 135 150 160 175 200 220 240 265 325 340 370 440 500 650 900 - - -
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1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 375 440 525 615 975 1550 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 415 475 575 775 1650 14000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1075 2150 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2252
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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8/16/2015 MS 67  Red Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1223/Lot# 3280
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Auction Prices Realized

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1/2/1996 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 0802, 802/Lot# 175 $207.10
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 435 $833.75
5/27/2012 NGC MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 51464 $220.00
9/9/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131238/Lot# 22047 $940.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6748 $352.50
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 94555 $378.40
11/17/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 152878 $126.50
12/7/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 74 $1,325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5976206536747057457938208478658919089339499901028107312061505162918432643
60563166068471876180282985387489791693896310031043111713061546170021100
00000080282985387489791693896310031043111713061546170000
00000081183885988290292594497610151058116214051588177200
1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53755857960262464667269572174777480089199010281103123914501928207823333279
544565587609631655680704730756783830924100310531148130916091978216326480
000000680704730756783830924100310531148130916091978216300
000000687712738765791861957101510781194138017692028224800
1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6427057317547838208568919219439749941013102810661103134517073882428647215188
66371473976479583286890192895398110001018104110781184146624324017443148770
00000086890192895398110001018104110781184146624324017443100
00000087991193696498710071023105310911264158631574151457600
1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red, Proof Like
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6867527798068358749119489801002103410561076109211311170142317994051446849165397
7087617888158488869239589871012104110621081110511441254154825494190461750760
0000009239589871012104110621081110511441254154825494190461700
0000009359699941023104810691086111811571338167333004329476600
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1707
Owner: amarillo
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1707
Owner: Cellgazer
 
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