1955 Double Die Wheat Penny


Wheat pennies have become some of the most essential coins to have in a collection ever since the two wheat stalks on the reverse of the coin were replaced by a memorial design in 1959.  Wheat pennies are a rare find that become rarer still as the years go by.  Some of these wheat pennies of such limited issue that they have become valuable collector’s items, particularly if they were produced under a distinct “key date” and mint mark.

One of these rare collectible pennies is the 1955 doubled die Lincoln cent.  This famous coin was minted with an obvious error: two separate impressions hubbed into the cast.  This caused a very apparent double image on the front of the coin.

1955-D LINCOLN CENT DDO DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE RED HIGH GRADE **MS ** RARE JEWEL **
1955-D LINCOLN CENT DDO DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE RED HIGH GRADE **MS  ** RARE JEWEL ** $19.95
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PICTURE OF A 1955 DOUBLE DIE CENT PRODUCED BY THE PHILADELPHIA MINT BY MISTAKE!
PICTURE OF A 1955 DOUBLE DIE CENT PRODUCED BY THE PHILADELPHIA MINT BY MISTAKE! $6.55
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1955 Lincoln Cent Double Die Obverse MS62BN NGC KEY DATE
1955 Lincoln Cent Double Die Obverse MS62BN NGC  KEY DATE $1,600.00
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1955-D LINCOLN CENT DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE HIGH GRADE ** "WOW" RED JEWEL DDO ** RARE
1955-D LINCOLN CENT DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE HIGH GRADE ** $19.95
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1955-D DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT BLAZING HIGH GRADE ** MS RED DDO **
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1955 LINCOLN CENT DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE HIGH GRADE BLAZING ** RED MS DDO **
1955 LINCOLN CENT DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE HIGH GRADE BLAZING ** RED MS DDO ** $9.95
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1955-D DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT JEWEL HIGH GRADE ** MS RED DDO **
1955-D  DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT JEWEL HIGH GRADE ** MS RED DDO ** $19.95
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1955 LINCOLN CENT DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE MS HIGH GRADE ** 55 DDO RED ** JEWEL **
1955 LINCOLN CENT DOUBLE DIE OBVERSE MS HIGH GRADE ** 55 DDO RED ** JEWEL ** $9.95
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Only up to 24,000 coins were minted with these doublings, and while the U.S. Mint noticed the mistake, they let the coins go into circulation anyway, thinking nobody would spot the difference.

Of course lots of people did.  Due to the huge publicity created by these doubled die Lincoln pennies, an increasing number of people took to collecting coins, particularly those of the rare variety.  In fact, the 1955 doubled die wheat penny is an essential part of every Lincoln coin collection.  These coins fetch from $950 to over $5,000 in the market today, and no collection is ever complete without it.