1984 Lincoln Cent, Doubled Die #1, certified PCGS MS-67RD. A "flaming Red" example of this variety, commonly known by the "Doubled Ear" moniker.
Unlike the 1955, 1972 and 1995 Doubled Dies, which have details doubled around the periphery from a rotation of the die being prepared during hubbing, this variety had details shifted directly downward, likely due to die stretch or shrinkage due to improper annealing. Difficult to find in Superb Gem grade due to the typically crappy surfaces of the early Copper-plated Zinc Cents, which commonly show a badly bubbled surface, spotting and corrosion. This variety was discovered after coins hit circulation in quantity, and many examples show fingerprints, spots, staining, and poor color/surfaces due to the plating issue. Not a problem with this coin which was handled with care, and shows far better than average surfaces.
As a bonus, I will include the old ANACS photo certificate from 1986 (MS-65, which was as high as their assigned grades went back then) - one of the "last gasp" certs by that service after PCGS came into existence. Please contact me for a quote. Good Luck & Good Hunting!
The item "1984 Doubled Die Lincoln Cent, Gem PCGS MS-67RD, Popular DDO Error, Variety" is in sale since Friday, November 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Small Cents\Lincoln Memorial (1959-2008)".
The seller is "tipsico_coin" and is located in Corvallis, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.