DESCRIPTION Superb Matte Proof 1916 Lincoln Cent
Proof-67 RB (PCGS) CACJust 1 Finer at PCGS1916 Lincoln Cent. Proof-67 RB (PCGS). CAC.
A warm blend of tangerine and peach shades glow across this Matter Proof, accented by hints of violet patina across the high points. Sharp and uniformly lustrous, with essentially untouched surfaces throughout. Truly superior quality for this challenging issue, as endorsed by CAC.
The final generally accepted proof issue from the early Lincoln Cent series, the 1916 is also among the rarest. A mere 1,050 pieces were produced, although it seems likely that no more than 600 examples were actually distributed to contemporary collectors. The unsold coins were melted, and even many of those pieces that did sell in 1916 were later lost due to circulation or other mishandling. This example is among the finest survivors, ranking at the top of the CAC Population Report and listed with just 1 finer at PCGS.PCGS# 3325. NGC ID: 22KZ. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/3325http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=22KZ
PCGS Population: 4; 1 finer in this category.
CAC Population: 2; none finer.