Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 81,390,000
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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1940 D 1C MS obverse 1940 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Another high mintage issue, the 1940-D cent is common across all grades, and most pieces were quite well made.

Mintages rose rapidly starting in 1940 and peaked in 1944. This story was news at the time: "Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint, said that an increased demand for coins has forced operation of the Philadelphia and Denver Mints on twenty-four hour schedules, and the one at San Francisco on sixteen hours daily. She said that it had been necessary to draw on the Denver Mint for coin shipments to the Philadelphia region. Better business conditions are attributed as the cause."

A very distinct repunched mintmark variety is recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1940 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.07 0.08 0.23 0.40 0.55 0.55 0.69 0.81 0.92 1.15 1.73 1.90 2.30 2.88 4.89 9.00 15.00 31.25 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 -
1940 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.03 8.05 13.20 17.50 40.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 -
1940 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.90 10.35 15.60 28.75 138 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 154 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1403
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Date
Service
Grade
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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 67   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 409 $310.50
12/3/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66122, 66122/Lot# 24123 $15.00
9/22/2008 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 285, 291/Lot# 105 $16.00
6/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 3091, 3091/Lot# 1040 $26.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7273 $172.50
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/06/2012, 21/Lot# 43927 $20.00
6/24/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3299, 3299/Lot# 1095 $85.00
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 67   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131421/Lot# 20051 $135.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333339204598194354620
3333333333333351228621302474420
00000033333333512286213024700
00000033333333716368016230000
1940 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333312285072163304527856
333333333333361735571022103786360
0000003333333617355710221037800
0000003333333922426413225745200
1940 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333243767119423112412251331
333333333333310284784220656115712600
000000333333310284784220656115700
0000003333333173257101321890119100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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