The PCGS Set RegistrySM number one all-time finest collection of Lincoln Cents Off-Metal Strikes, Circulation Strikes 1943 – 1944, just got even better with a million dollar upgrade.
Well-known collector Bob R. Simpson, co-chairman of the Texas Rangers baseball club, has paid $1 million for the finest known 1943-S bronze cent in a transaction arranged by Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey. It was successfully acquired by Legend after “determined negotiations” with an East Coast dealer representing the seller who is described only as “a long-time collector,” according to Legend President Laura Sperber.
The coin was certified PCGS Secure Plus MS62BN by Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) during the recent September 2012 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) and briefly exhibited in the Collectibles Display area there. Sperber then personally delivered the coin to Simpson at his Fort Worth, Texas office.
“By error, some bronze planchets made it into the hoppers at all three Mints, were struck and released into circulation. These have become the most famous and valuable of all off-metal errors,” states PCGS CoinFacts.
Since its founding in 1986, Professional Coin Grading Service experts have certified over 24 million coins with a total market value of over $26 billion. PCGS (www.PCGS.com) represents the industry standard in third-party certification. The PCGS Set Registry was established in 2001 and now hosts over 58,000 sets. For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.
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