DLRC #: 195790 // PCGS #: 2443
Wow! A monster gem of this early Lincoln cent. A Registry rarity, this is the only MS67 Red at NGC. Surprisingly, PCGS tends to be more liberal on these early issue and 7 coins have graded MS67 RD. The most recent auction appearance of a PCGS-graded specimen realized $16,100 (8/06: Bowers & Merena), which is also about the average of what the half dozen auction records have been. This NGC-graded specimen is clearly as nice as any MS67 RD with pristine gem red surfaces. A beauty.