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lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭

Which Lincoln Cent would you choose if you can only pick one, and why?

Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    As neat as the 1909-S VDB is and as much as it conjures up terrific memories of childhood and collecting wheaties in an album, the 1955/55 is the quintessential cool coin of the bunch.

    peacockcoins

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1909-S VDB

    I've needed an 09svdb since I started my cent collection (from circulation) in 1954.

    55/55 would be nice but I need one coin to finish my non variety set.

    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
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    ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1909-S VDB

    I already have a 14-D.
    The S- VDB started the whole Lincoln collecting fun. That will probably be my next Lincoln addition.
    I think about 55/55s a lot, though.
    09 if only adding 1.
    If you judge it by my collection so far, though, 14-D is the answer.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    The history

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    jfriedm56jfriedm56 Posts: 847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    The 55DD. An intriguing story of mistake and distribution of this fuzzy looking cent.

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    silviosisilviosi Posts: 456 ✭✭✭
    1914-D

    For the set 1914 D. The 55 it is for the varieties and not for the set. Two different ballgame

    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT.FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL.THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE. MARK TWAIN

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    knovak1976knovak1976 Posts: 222 ✭✭✭
    1909-S VDB

    Only need the 09SVDB…so that is my choice. Only my 55 DDO is graded though….

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1909-S VDB

    The 1909-S VDB. It was the big hole in my Whitman album as a child. It still fascinates today even though I have acquired one.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

    PCGS Registry: Screaming Eagles
    Copperindian

    Retired sets: Soaring Eagles
    Copperindian

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    gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other??

    A 90 no S for me.

    Successful BST with ad4400, Kccoin, lablover, pointfivezero, koynekwest, jwitten, coin22lover, HalfDimeDude, erwindoc, jyzskowsi, COINS MAKE CENTS, AlanSki, BryceM

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,734 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1914-D

    I like the 14-d. Too much hype surrounding the 09-s vdb and as cool as the 55ddo is, it's not part of the regular series.

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,528 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    the 1955 DDO for me. It was an epic moment for me when I saw the first one in person.

    Donato

    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
    Donato's Complete US Type Set ---- Donato's Dansco 7070 Modified Type Set ---- Donato's Basic U.S. Coin Design Set

    Successful transactions: Shrub68 (Jim), MWallace (Mike)
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    BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,051 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    1955 DDO. Two reasons. 1)You get "doubled" the coin. 2)You see double without having to drink to achieve that end.😵

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    The S-VDB and 55DDO were equally as epic and untouchable as a kid growing up. If I had to pick one, I'll go with the 55DDO.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,778 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    I think the 55' is more interesting as a cool factor than the others!

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    oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,639 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other??

    23S or 24S

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,521 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    The history

    +1 here

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    The 55/55 is just too cool even though as a variety it is not really a part of the series. The SVDB and 14-D have no real cool factor, just high demand.

    My Lincoln Registry
    My Collection of Old Holders

    Never a slave to one plastic brand will I ever be.
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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2024 6:58PM
    1955 DDO

    Part of it depends upon the grade. I took 1955 doubled die because it's much more exciting coin.

    BUT I have seen cleaned up, scrubbed up examples that were dreck.

    I bought this one many years ago with ANACS papers.

    Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?
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    RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 615 ✭✭✭✭

    Really none, but if I had a gone to my head an original high end au58-ms63 1955 DD, but if I had my choice a a gorgeously toned proof high end early Lincoln cent would be my choice

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    erscoloerscolo Posts: 499 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 22, 2024 2:46PM
    1914-D

    My father bought one coin in his whole life, and that was a 1914-D Lincoln Cent. That is why I picked that one.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    @erscolo said:
    My father bought one coin in his whole life, and that was a 1914-D Lincoln Cent. That is why I picked that one.

    A true collector at heart.

    peacockcoins

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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other??

    1793 Chain here

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    @alaura22 said:
    1793 Chain here

    I like your spirit! That's a different hole in the Box... :smile:

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
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    alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other??

    @lkenefic said:

    @alaura22 said:
    1793 Chain here

    I like your spirit! That's a different hole in the Box... :smile:

    A hole I need to fill :)

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    @alaura22 said:

    @lkenefic said:

    @alaura22 said:
    1793 Chain here

    I like your spirit! That's a different hole in the Box... :smile:

    A hole I need to fill :)

    Same...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
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    DisneyFanDisneyFan Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other??

    1922 No D. Almost 50 years ago I was asked to sell a picnic basket full of wheaties for a client. There were at least 15 1922 No Ds. The coins were worn; but, the dealer was delighted to get them saying he could run a Coin World ad featuring them.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other??

    1958 DDO.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    goldengolden Posts: 9,069 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    1955 DDO just because I have never owned one.

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 22, 2024 6:43PM
    1955 DDO

    Thanks Everyone... Like most, I started with Lincoln Cents and this was the first album I started... except for that one darn hole! I've had a couple of '09-S VDBs and a few lower grade 14-Ds but I've never owned a 55 DDO...

    Finishing this album (with a proxy coin, of course) is my goal...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
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    FrankHFrankH Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,831 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    @FrankH said:

    That was in my folder for Mercury Dimes for the 1916-D...

    Collecting: Dansco 7070; Middle Date Large Cents (VF-AU); Box of 20;

    Successful BST transactions with: SilverEagles92; Ahrensdad; Smitty; GregHansen; Lablade; Mercury10c; copperflopper; whatsup; KISHU1; scrapman1077, crispy, canadanz, smallchange, robkool, Mission16, ranshdow, ibzman350, Fallguy, Collectorcoins, SurfinxHI, jwitten, Walkerguy21D, dsessom.
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    emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 4,069 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @bsshog40 said:
    I think the 55' is more interesting as a cool factor than the others!

    Hypothetically.

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    giorgio11giorgio11 Posts: 3,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1914-D

    The S-VDBs are screaming cool, memories of childhood, our company namesake coin and all that, and the 55 DDOs are amazingly cool. But a lot of Lincoln collectors don't need a 55 DDO. Just about all of them want 1914-Ds. I'm basically talking about Mint State high-dollar coins which is mostly what we deal in and collect.

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    WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,976 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1909-S VDB

    The 1909-S VDB has always been a storied, fantasy coin for me, ever since I was a child.

    I don't collect copper but, if I did, this one would be the first on my list.

    “I may not believe in myself but I believe in what I’m doing” ~Jimmy Page~

    My Full Walker Registry Set (1916-1947)

    https://www.ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/16292/

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,413 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    The 1955 DDO.

    Why?

    Because I don't have one.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    ShurkeShurke Posts: 146 ✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2024 1:25PM
    1955 DDO

    I love doubled dies, and in terms of notoriety, the 1955 DDO is probably the king of the non-overdate DDOs.

    So that would be my choice.

    Edit: spelling

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    anablepanablep Posts: 5,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1955 DDO

    I don’t have a 55DDO but I do have all the rest, so…

    Always looking for attractive rim toned Morgan and Peace dollars in PCGS or (older) ANA/ANACS holders!

    "Bongo hurtles along the rain soaked highway of life on underinflated bald retread tires."


    ~Wayne
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    KOYNGUYKOYNGUY Posts: 103 ✭✭✭

    1958 DDO, Because the 1959-D wheat is a CFT. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, J.P.

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    PTVETTERPTVETTER Posts: 5,882 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1909-S VDB

    More people know of the 1909 -S VDB than the others!
    The 1955 DDO may be a better buy in the long run (Maybe)

    Pat Vetter,Mercury Dime registry set,1938 Proof set registry,Pat & BJ Coins:724-325-7211


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    privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,190 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Other??

    22 no D for me.

    Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value. Zero. Voltaire. Ebay coinbowlllc

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    Other??

    For me it's the 58 DDO

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