Off the Beaten Path Lincolns
There are certain dates and mints that I like that are not the popular (or rare) Lincoln Cents. It's just my personal likes in a series that is arguably the most collected and popular of the Small Cents.
First off I like the 1924-D Cent. It's scarce, a semi-key and overlooked by a lot of collectors. It isn't cheap. but it is affordable. There seems to be lightly impressed mintmarks on some, even bordering on almost barely visible. I always thought this to be Cool.
The majority of the mintage is not well struck, Details are fuzzy and lightly impressed, but nice ones can be found if you look long enough.
Next is the 1930-D. The date and mint are the only U.S. denomination to be struck at Denver. Depression doldrums stunted the mintage, and what was finally released languished in stored bags until needed as the economy improved. this was probably at least three years or so. From sitting so long, a lot of the Cents acquired an off-colored red which I think is neat.
1932 Philadelphia Cents have a lower mintage because of the depression. This is also shared by its cousin, the 1932-D. What is cool about this one is that Denver out produced Philadelphia for one of the first times, and we all know how Denver overtook Philly totally in the following years.
1934 Lincolns have a correct '3" in the date with the long tail, and it really makes the date look real cool. Can you just imagine the rest of the 1930s with that 3? WOW.
I'll end this with the 1973 Lincoln Cent coins. They are truly a one year type coin. 1973 came with a new reverse. Mint officials thought that the initials "FG" at the lower right of the memorial were too large, and ordered an entirely new reverse for 1974.
Check it out. It is kinda large.
This is it for now, this is already too long. Hope you enjoy and agree with my selections,
Do you have any to add? Remember that these coins are off the beaten path, and worth mentioning IMHOP.