1981-D Lincoln cent - GEM BU
Reference Item Number: lcgm1981d
1981-D represents an issue with overall quality problems, to include spotting from the mint, and BU rolls that contain coins that look like they were used as pucks in a hockey game. This makes finding nice red GEM coins a bit on the difficult side, even though it seems there are enough BU rolls and bags out there to pave a highway. You need one of these for a GEM Memorial set, and this one comes at a very reasonable price for a tough coin!
This item is a general stock item, meaning we stock a quantity of these items that all have very similar appearance. For that reason, the images you see of this item are representative of the quality of coin you will receive, but is NOT the actual coin you will receive when ordering this item.
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.