And, we might add to the title, the 1909-S VDB has excellent details but is what we call a blem. Note the edge blemishes and face scratch on obverse and the bends. The early coins are quite nice; in fact, most of the coins here are. Some have been cleaned, as the photos will show. Among the cleaned coins, we count 1911-D & S; all three 1912 pennies; 1913 D & S; 1920 S; and 1926 P & D. The 1943 D and S steels have moderate to substantial corrosion and bubbling to the zinc on the 43-S. Note that the 1940-S, while it has mint luster, also has a faint vertical line that runs behind Lincoln's ear and down onto his shoulder. There is occasional spotting on the AU/BU later specimens, for example the 1976 P & D, the 1980-D; the 1981; and the 1982 small date zinc. The only coins lacking are the 1922, an error coin anyway, and the 1986, 1988, and 1989 S-Mint proofs, and those four would make the set complete through 81 years' worth of strikes.
Condition of the keys are as follows in our estimate: 1909-S Very Fine with only moderate wear to the edge of Lincoln's ear, with full line detail on the reverse wheat ears. The 09-S VDB has excellent details on the wheat ears despite its blem status. The 1911-S, likely cleaned, has some etchy surface features in front of Lincoln's face. The 1914-D has legible date, but the lettering is weak in the 5 o'clock range on its reverse, so it will probably only grade Good. The 1924-D has sharp details throughout, but may have been cleaned. Wheat ears reverse and Lincoln's ear obverse have excellent detail. It will grade Very Fine, perhaps even Extremely Fine in our opinion. The 1931-S is an Extremely Fine with only faint wear to Lincoln's cheek and hair; reverse wheat ear lines are sharp.
Our estimate as to grades on Semi-Keys are as follows. 1909 VDB is an XF toned. 1910-S will go Fine. 1911-D , Fine. 1913-S VF cleaned. 1914-S Fine. 1915-S Very Fine. 1922-D Very Fine. 1926-S Very Fine. Note, too, if our photographer misses it, the exceptional condition of all P coins in the first page 1909 – 1920, except for the 1914, 1915, and 1917, and they should rate fine. The others mentioned XF on our view. Page two, 1921 – 1934-D has a dozen or so XF coins, two or three of them are AU-BU range – the 1925-S, 1927, and 1932. Page three, 1935 – 1946S, is majority mint lustrous, AU-BU range. From 1947 on to the end, only the 1952-S and 1955 are majority brown, and those two have some luster. Total quantity of pennies, as the photos show, is 193. We have all 17 photos on our Guns America listings, and the hyperlink address is to the right.
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