Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.1100g
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

The 1972 Double-die obverse Lincoln cent is very popular among collectors. The coins have quite a large spread on the doubling, which is quite evident throughout the mottoes and date on the obverse. While not quite as dramatic as the 1955 DDO, this coin still commands a healthy premium.

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Last Updated: 6/10/2016

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1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 125 135 150 160 175 200 220 240 265 300 325 340 370 440 500 650 900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 375 440 525 615 975 2550 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1972 DOUBLED DIE OBV 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 415 475 575 775 1600 14000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1075 2150 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2420
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/26/1999 NGC MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 1214, 1214/Lot# 1049 $218.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 878 $460.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 580 $488.75
3/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 92423 $599.50
7/14/2013 NGC MS 61   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128216 $39.78
9/25/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7321 $305.50
11/17/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 16 $1,250.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 188619 $600.00
12/18/2016 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131652/Lot# 27871 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1972 DOUBLED 1C MS DIE OBV Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4094374635025275635866206637057548208658919411051113813331609173919652212
4184464765105395715976346777217768358749089781080120314251652181420470
0000005976346777217768358749089781080120314251652181400
00000060964969173879885088292410141109126815171696189000
1972 DOUBLED 1C MS DIE OBV Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43947150253956560063166370975278787492194910511173129016832781297733093670
45048151454857761064267872376481689093098310921212142120492846308834290
00000064267872376481689093098310921212142120492846308800
000000652694738775845905940101711321251155224152912319800
1972 DOUBLED 1C MS DIE OBV Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base471507539577604642676709756802838930980101311031239147721975922626368377449
483518552586617653687725771814869947991104311481318171734396036645470410
000000687725771814869947991104311481318171734396036645400
0000006987407878268999631002107311941398195746806149664600
1972 DOUBLED 1C MS DIE OBV Red, Proof Like
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5105445796206486657237568078548939901042106011701301153123086153650470937717
52155659362965468473477382386792510071048109712141378179035906270670073010
00000073477382386792510071048109712141378179035906270670000
00000074579083888095810251054113312571454204948716387689700
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 2197
Owner: amarillo1
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 2197
Owner: Cellgazer
 
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