1983 Lincoln Cent Doubled Die Red NGC MS66 Garrett Signed - 100 Greatest Coins

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The Most Prominent Doubled Die Reverse in the Lincoln Set Series, and One of Jeff Garrett's "100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins!"

According to numismatist and author Jeff Garrett, the 1983 Doubled Die Reverse Lincoln cent is the most dramatic of any doubled-die reverse (DDR) in the entire Lincoln cent series, with prominent, well-separated doubling throughout all of the reverse legends. It's also very difficult to come by -- in 1984, U.S. Mint Assistant Director for Technology George Hunter stated that only about 5,000 entered circulation before the error was discovered and the die destroyed. Now, imagine how many of those 5,000 were ignored, wearing down over time, and you'll see why Garrett listed it as #34 in his book, 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, 2nd Edition. Get yours graded in amazing Mint State-66 (MS66) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with Jeff Garrett's hand-signed label!
Year of Issue 1983
Country United States
Composition Zinc Coated Steel
Purity 0.9900
Condition Graded
Grade MS66
Pedigree 100 Greatest US Modern Coins, Garrett Signed
Denomination 0.01
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name U.S. Mint
Coin Weight 3.11 Grams - g
Dimensions 19mm