1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent

  • The 1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent is a doubled die variety that is rare and valuable in any grade. Major doubling is apparent on the obverse, visible throughout the lettering as well as on the date.
  • Even though this coin is much more valuable than the 1995 Doubled Die, the 1969-S is less well known. Primarily, this is due to the immense rarity of the coin. Just a few dozen pieces have been discovered over the years, and many of these were found in circulated condition.
  • The few uncirculated pieces with red mint color that do exist and bring strong prices when offered at auction. Circulated examples of the 1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent have sold for more than $10,000 each. One example graded PCGS MS64RD sold for $126,500 in early 2008. 

taken from: http://lincolncents.net/