This is a spectacular, deep copper-red 1972 LIncoln Cent double die obverse (DDO) variety. Among the almost three billion Lincoln cents minted at Philadelphia in 1972 an estimated 75,000 DDO coins were struck with the extrodinary doubling observed in the classic 1972 DDO [Fivaz-Stanton FS-101; CONECA DDO-001]. This example is graded MS66 Red by PCGS. Few examples grade finer with PCGS listing only 92 examples graded MS67 or higher. This example has bright red color, a sharp doubled strike, clean fields and negligible distractions. Well defined doubling is visible across all of the obverse text and date, and is easily discernible with the naked eye. An outstanding and dramatic example of the variety.
Mintage: 2,933,255,000 (~75,000 estimated DDO)
Weight: 3.11 grams
Composition:95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Designer: Victor D. Brenner (obverse), Frank Gasparro (reverse)
Diameter: 19 mm