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1974-D Aluminum Lincoln Cent on Display at Long Beach Expo

January 29, 2014 in Cents, Coins, Collecting, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

January 28, 2014 By Coin Update (http://news.coinupdate.com/)

The first confirmed example of a 1974 Lincoln Cent struck in aluminum at the Denver Mint will be displayed by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, held January 30 – February 1, 2014.  The coin will then will be offered as one of the highlights of the Heritage Signature Auction during the Central States Numismatic Society convention near Chicago, April 23 – 27, 2014.

“There’s been speculation about the existence of 1974-D aluminum cents for decades.  Now, there’s a confirmed coin, and a portion of the proceeds from its sale will be used by the sellers to help the homeless,” explained Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President of Heritage Auctions.

“This coin was previously owned by Harry Edmond Lawrence who served as Deputy Superintendent of the Denver Mint at the time it was struck 40 years ago, but its existence only recently came to light when his son brought it to a coin shop in Southern California. This is an amazing discovery, and we estimate the 1974-D aluminum cent will bring a quarter-million dollars or more,” said Imhof.

The coin has been authenticated and certified by Professional Coin Grading Service as MS63.

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