Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 206,698,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1942 D 1C MS obverse 1942 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of cents from the Denver Mint in 1942 was still not enough to meet the needs of commerce. It was largely suspected that millions of earlier cents were idled by unintentional hoarding, and this was especially severe during the holiday season: "Word comes from Washington that the Treasury is urging 30 million school children to enlist in a pre-Christmas drive to put these idle coins to work."

Most 1942-D cents were reasonably well made, but the stepped up production did lead to some overuse of the dies. Thus, collectors will need to be picky in selecting sharply struck coins.

Two very distinct repunched mintmark varieties are recognized by NGC for this issue. One has the mintmark repunched south of the first impression and the other to the east.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1942 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.17 0.32 0.38 0.38 0.46 0.52 0.58 0.62 0.81 0.98 1.15 3.45 6.90 9.60 14.40 25.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 -
1942 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.30 4.60 9.20 12.00 19.20 31.25 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 -
1942 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.90 11.50 15.60 27.50 110 9380 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 31.00 123 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3042
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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7/5/2000 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 1329, 1329/Lot# 1041 $11.75
12/6/2000 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20122, 20122/Lot# 2067 $28.00
11/17/2003 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2003 November Bullet Sale #335, 335/Lot# 321 $45.00
9/26/2005 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #55, 60/Lot# 32 $54.05
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2226 $364.25
11/25/2012 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 52942 $66.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1942 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333616324576127147167190
33333333333349213655931331531740
000000333333492136559313315300
00000033333351226406511014016000
1942 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336916244563119437512267758090
33333333334711183151812251998567372130
00000033334711183151812251998567300
000000333358132138571003313560622400
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 437
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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