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1922 No D 1c Strong Reverse, Die Pair 2 MS RD

1922 No D 1c Strong Reverse, Die Pair 2 MS RD

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 2332)

The 1922 No D Cent is part of a series of Lincoln, Wheat reverse (Bronze) coins struck from 1909-1958. The specific variety is Strong Reverse. Struck in Denver and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin from a mintage of 7,160,000 struck.
The 1922 no D cent is one of the greatest varieties of the Lincoln series, gaining prominence not necessarily because collectors knew it was a scarce error but rather in the wake of many believing it to be a Philadelphia-minted coin. Struck at the Denver mint, the 1922 no D resulted after a severe die clash all but destroyed the reverse die and did some damage to the obverse die. A mint employee replaced the reverse die and filed or polished out damage on the obverse die, inadvertently removing the 'D' mintmark in the process.

There are a number of 1922 penny varieties that show the faintest hint of mintmark, a weak mintmark, and the normal complete mintmark. Any of the varieties in which the mintmark is even faintly visible are worth far less than the scarcest, most sought-after variant, that of course being the 1922 plain cent. Collectors and dealers should both be wary when intending to buy a 1922 no D cent that they aren't purchasing a piece masquerading as a plain cent. Three of the most important diagnostics for gauging the authenticity of the 1922 no D cent is the characteristically strong reverse, a weaker second 2 in the date, and particular strength of the word TRUST in the motto.

While the mintage of the 1922 no D cent stood at 7,160,000 pieces, there are probably only 15,000 surviving examples of the 1922 plain cent. The coin is considered rare in all grades, and especially so in Mint State. This coin is virtually non-existent in Red uncirculated grades, and fewer than a dozen are believed to exist.

Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln framed by IN GOD WE TRUST on the top periphery. The word LIBERTY to the left of the portrait and the date and mintmark (If any) positioned on the right side.
Reverse: Wheat ears flanking the words ONE CENT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM on the top perimeter.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 2332
Coin Date: 1922 No D
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: D
Mint Location: Denver
Mintage: 7,160,000
Coinage Type: Lincoln, Wheat reverse (Bronze)
Coinage Years: 1909-1958
Composition: 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
Variety: Strong Reverse
Variety 2: Die Pair 2
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 3.11 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Obverse Lettering: IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 1922
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
PCGS #: 3287
NGC ID: 22C9

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