History, Information, and Value of 1972 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial Cent
Value of 1972 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial Cent
One of the cooler coins from the Lincoln Memorial series, the 1972 Double Die Obverse Lincoln Memorial Cent created an instant stir in the market place as everyone tried to obtain one. There were most likely around 75,000 coins released with the double die error. Be careful with this coin, though, as it is a popular counterfeit and can easily fool a novice collector.
The text on the Lincoln one cent coin reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date; IN GOD WE TRUST | Reverse: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; E PLURIBUS UNUM; ONE CENT.
Most Lincoln Memorial $0.01 coins are easily found as circulation coinage. If you are looking to purchase one of these coins, they can typically be found with little difficulty. As always, look for the high grade coins, and if available, try to get a coin that is already certified. Our coin experts are interested in making offers on any coin that is a high Mint State Grade (such as MS67 and higher), or any coin that has a double die variety or other Mint error. If you have one of these coins, please contact us to have the coin appraised. We are rare coin experts and can make you an offer for what your coin is worth. For circulated coins in low grades, you can easily buy or sell a Lincoln penny by visiting your local coin dealer. If you have any more questions about one cent coins, please contact our experts.