Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 49,280,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1920 D 1C MS obverse 1920 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1920-D cents were produced in great quantity, but quality was certainly not in the offing. With a sharply reduced staff since and widespread budget cuts since the war's end, mediocre coins would be the norm throughout the 1920s.

Very few 1920-D cents display sharp strikes, as the dies were used far too long. More typical are noticeably worn dies having distorted peripheral elements and one or more cracks (photos). Mint State survivors are seldom found fully red, and this issue presents a real challenge to collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1920 D 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.65 0.95 1.85 3.75 17.50 17.50 32.00 34.00 38.00 47.00 68.00 77.00 98.00 125 190 460 1150 - - - -
$ - 35.00 37.00 42.00 55.00 75.00 86.00 110 145 240 550 1600 - -
1920 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 115 150 310 635 1600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 130 190 400 740 2000 - -
1920 D 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 150 220 435 1950 21500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 170 240 575 3000 27500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 463
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/19/1998 NGC MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 1097, 1097/Lot# 1076 $185.30
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 5660 $333.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 298 $833.75
6/6/2005 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #41, 45/Lot# 44 $488.75
10/22/2009 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 7217 $517.50
8/5/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 64406 $209.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2012 $20,562.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333259981231391671983601146171924803467976918041
33333331241721061281481772526221337197228095567125260
0000003124172106128148177252622133719722809556700
0000003225085114133157187306884152822263138766800
1920 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333458113116318322025545013632139302741641196022057
33333331757971411691952313207541621243534066762153250
0000003175797141169195231320754162124353406676200
000000331691141521762072433851058188027313785936100
1920 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333337212319423726531436060917192480346747191424326165
333333326891462082462813294439791972280938847893182170
00000032689146208246281329443979197228093884789300
00000034910617022225529734452613492226313843011106800
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1146
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1146
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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