1974 P+D+S Lincoln Cent Six Coin Small and Large Date Penny Set - BU

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Reference Item Number: set_1974

By 1974 the Mint was seeking a better (less expensive) material out of which they could continue making small cents at a cost that would still be profitable to the operation of the mint. Aluminum was tested at the West Point facility, and was found to be undesirable as a replacement for the current coin's brass composition. Somewhere in the midst of these actions the design was changed - probably to reduce die stress. This change resulted in large and small date cents for all 1974 cent issues (except the proof cents which are ALL large date). This set contains uncirculated examples of all six varieties minted in 1974 for business use. The images in this listing are stock images representative of the product and condition of the item being sold.

As a seller I believe in full disclosure by way of a detailed description and large, clear photographs when warranted, but many less expensive and bulk items make more sense to carry with 'sample' photographs rather than photographing each individual lot sold. For that reason, if the description above specifies that a stock image is used, be aware that the items you will receive are in like kind to the images provided, but WILL NOT be the exact same items.

Charles D. Daughtrey is the founder and owner of coppercoins and has been a specialist in the Lincoln cent for more than 40 years. He is the author and developer of the attribution system now used across the Lincoln cent die variety market commonly known as the "coppercoins die attribution system" for die varieties such as doubled dies and repunched mintmarks. He is the author of, "Looking Through Lincoln Cents, a Chronology of a Series," and is a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild, the American Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, and the Central States Numismatic Society as well as other local and national numismatic clubs.

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