Highly vibrant naturally toned proof Lincoln Cents
Getting ready for the upcoming VNA coin convention, I am busily digging through boxes of coins and deciding what coins will come to the event and which will be staying home.
I dug through some coin world slabbed coins, I quickly remembered why some of these coins were slabbed and put off to the side. A few years ago, I had a couple who were collecting Lincoln Cents both in the proof version and MS (business strike). I knew this in advance, so I had a fewer higher grades in Coinworld type slabs.
I didn’t have a lot of late 1960 dated proofs loose so I went to my cache and pulled a few sets of them out of storage. I found three 1969, 1969 and a few others that looked interesting.
I brought them back to the office and I got to looking at the coins as I was taking them out of the government holders. Three of them look like they have some really crazy, wild colored toning. Wow, these look pretty cool, especially on that is a dark purplish pink tone. The reverse looks like something I have seen on extremely dated coins which fetch a pretty penny – no pun intended.
Yes, this is a 1968 Lincoln Cent Proof. A Chocolate version
1968 Lincoln Cent Proof, A Golden Rose version
A 1969 Proof Lincoln Cent that looks like an Ancient
You cannot fake Beautiful
Sometimes a coin comes along that simply makes my day. The 1969-S proof Lincoln Cent above is one of those coins. The obverse offers a mild shocking pink with a slew of different colors, which makes it look like your viewing the constellations behind Lincoln. Then, when you look at the reverse, its truly an amazing view of the Lincoln Memorial, as if some one painted the scene upon this planchet. We will retain all rights to this last coin and more than likely use it in some of our promotional programs. It’s a winner for sure.
Many other toned Lincoln Cents in stock
I have plenty of toned Lincoln cents in stock, but most of them are Mint State or Business strike versions. It’s rare to find proofs that have taken the time to tone to perfection, untouched until they are cracked out of the government packaging and carefully handled with cotton gloves.
Let us know what you think of these Proof Lincoln Cents with wild toning !