1916 1C Small Cent Lincoln, Matte PCGS PR66RB+ (CAC)
Yes, we are “super-secret” copper weenies who just LOVE great copper. This piece for sure is one! We have always loved this date, and this fantastic borderline SUPERB example is an old friend, selling previously as lot 59 in our October 2020 Regency Auction, where it was described as:
“The 1916 Matte Proof Lincoln is the final issue of this short lived and perennially popular series, and after the RARE 1909 VDB, the 1916 is the lowest mintage with just 1,050 coined.
The presently offered GEM is among the higher graded examples in the RB color classification at PCGS, and none finer have ever been sold via auction. Underlying brick-red color is suffused with a violet and brown dusting on the surfaces imparting a wonderful, original look. Every detail is very sharply struck up with precision. The keenly defined details show Victor David Brenner’s design to its FINEST advantage. The satiny matte surfaces give the entire coin a warm glowing radiance that is truly a delight to behold!”
PCGS 29, NGC 13, CAC 14. There are two in PR66+ RB and just five finer. This coin is the most recent to sell bringing $15,275 in October 2020. The current PCGS Price Guide value is listed at $20,000 and keep in mind that anything finer will cost in the $25,000+ range. A PR66 RD PCGS CAC just sold for $32,400.00 at the FUN Auction. A truly magnificent piece for the finest of Matte Proof Lincoln sets.