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Jeff Ylitalo
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Dual Country Double Denomination Panama 1c Double Struck on U.S. Lincoln Cent

This major mint error is a lustrous 1982 Panama 1 Centesimo Double Struck on a previously struck United States cu 1982 Lincoln Cent. The coin rotated 90 degrees CCW after the first strike with a beautiful second strike that is 30% off-center.

The Panamanian obverse die/design struck the Lincoln cent reverse. Underlying design letters of the Lincoln cent UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and E PLURBIS UNUM are clearly seen. Remnants of the Lincoln Memorial building are easily distinguishable. The Panamanian reverse die/design featuring the bust of Chief Urraca struck the Lincoln cent obverse. Underlying design letters LIBERTY and ST of TRUST are clearly seen. Numerals 82 of the date, 1982, are present.

I have seen a number of spectacular struck over U.S. coins, but this is the first I’ve encountered having been double struck by foreign dies!

This amazing and unique error was acquired from the estate of the late Louis Hudson, a well known numismatist specializing in Latin American coinage.

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