Description and Analysis

Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse
1922 NO D WEAK REVERSE 1C MS

Description & Analysis

Though not quite as popular as the die marriage having a sharp reverse from a fresh die, this version of the No D cent is likewise collectable. Its reverse die is severely worn, with the wheat heads being quite blurry and the fields beginning to buckle, even on Mint State pieces. Its obverse is easily distinguished from the Strong Reverse variety by its second 2 being weaker than the first.

NGC did not attribute this die marriage during its first 15 years of operation, so the certified population is perhaps lower than the actual number of known examples suggests. Even so, Mint State pieces are genuinely rare.