Description and Analysis
Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse
1953 1C PF
Description & Analysis
Proof sales leaped another 50% from 1952, the result of both normal growth in the hobby and a speculative mania for proof sets that would peak in 1957.
Non-cameo gems of this date are fairly plentiful. Those displaying Cameo or Ultra Cameo devices are more available than for earlier Lincoln proofs, but they still form a minority of the total population.
Doubling is visible on numerals 19 for one proof die. While not especially rare, this variety is popular.