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The IRS does not keep track of checks that had not been cashed. If you did not get it and did not notify the IRS withing a year or so, the IRS will assume you got it and cashed it. This is more than 50 years ago and the IRS does not usually keep the records for so long. And even if there's some record of it somewhere, the IRS will not issue you a new check after 50+ years. I am sorry.