Commonwealth of the Philippines Complete





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: BRASS (COPPER-ZINC) 1C 1944 S DDR USA-PHIL ALLEN-3.06a Allen 3.06a
Full Grade: PCGS MS 64 RD
Owner: JAA

Owner Comments:

Mint: San Francisco
Mint Mark: S
Mintage: 58,000,000 (All varieties)
Obverse Designer: Melicio Figueroa
Reverse Designer: Ambrosio Morales
Composition: Brass (Copper - Zinc)
Weight: 5.3000g
Diameter: 24mm
Edge: Plain

1944-S One Centavo DDO V2 (Allen 3.06a)

The Allen catalog of U.S. Philippine Coins recognizes four Die Varieties for this date:
1) 1944-S (Allen 3.06) The normal coin for this date.
2)1944-S Double Die Obverse (Allen 3.06a). This Double Die Variety shows doubling at "STATES OF".
3) 1944-S Double Die Obverse Variety #2 (Allen 3.06aa). This Double Die Variety "shows doubling of the letters IPPINES on the scroll and the scroll itself as well as the letters of AMERICA most noticeable at the M and C".
4) 1944-S Incomplete 4 (Allen 3.06b). This fairly common variety has the "base of the last 4 missing at the left side".

The Double Die variety (Allen 3.06a) "shows doubling at STATES OF. Some experts think this variety could be a case of strike doubling, others disagree and believe up to four dies were used to produce this type. One variety shows a die crack through the T of STATES and is valued at about 50% higher." (Allen 2007).

On this specimen the doubling is most prominent on the letters S, T, and E in STATES. Also note the die crack through the second T in STATES.

I purchased this coin from Cookie Jar Collectibles in October 2008 as an ANACS certified MS65 Red. Although I would have preferred to cross this coin over to either NGC or PCGS years ago neither NGC or PCGS were recognizing Allen Die Varieties for the 1944-S One Centavo in 2008 and NGC has done so only recently. I submitted this specimen to PCGS for crossover and Variety Attribution at the August 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. PCGS certified the Allen 3.06a variety attribution by reduced the numerical grade to MS64 Red.

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