A rather unusual find to say the least. I sent this coin into PCGS as part of an unopened 1964 Proof Envelope. I sent several 1964 packages in at once for grading and never looked at the coins.
When I saw this one got graded with Environmental Damage I was disappointed and figured the cellophane in this particular envelope had been compromised at some time and I would be getting One Ugly Coin Back!! I was thankful no other coins in the order were graded as damaged as I would have kicked myself for not checking the coins as I usually do and removing any ones that may fail to grade. When I got the coin back low an behold the damage appears to be a gunshot wound to President Lincoln's Head with a Bullet still lodged in it.
A little spooky to say the least. History added to this proof coin. To be honest, it freaked me out a little when I first saw it and I have had it tucked away for a bit.
It is not a mint error but if you collect unique coins this is definitely one as PCGS has confirmed this was a natural effect and now that the coin is encapsulated the visual will remain the same. This could be a once in a lifetime chance to get a coin where a random natural event repeated and preserved an historic national tragedy. The coin in the picture is the one you will receive. Thank you for Viewing RJ's Coins.We welcome new customers and Value our Repeat Customers! We reserve the right on hig h value coins to cancel any orders or decline offers from new accounts, accounts with low feedback scores, or accounts with little to no recent activity that may have been hacked.
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