Coming Home to Papa

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VUMC4091

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It took almost a month to work out the details, but ...

she goes in the mail tomorrow. My newest addition: a 2012 P MS69RD Lincoln. OK, I will admit you almost certainly have to be a Lincoln lover (or maybe just a top pop purist) to understand what this coin means to my sets.

First, this is a pop 3/0 coin. Granted, it is early in the penny year and others may surface. But look at it historically. In 2006 there are only 4 MS69RD business strikes (I acquired one of those via trade not long ago), none in 2007 or 2008 or 2009. Jump to the Shields and there are 3 2010 P MS69RD, 3 2011 P MS69RD, and your current 3 in 2012.

A few more years down the line and these will be impossible to find and nearly as hard to pay for. Down the road, as long as the pops remain low, NGC will at someone's request (who, me?) likely raise the scores thus creating a potentially high rank set. See where I'm going with this?

Anyway, here is a picture of my new win from datentype, until I can take my own. Enjoy!

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