Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 586,405,000
Catalog: KM-201
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS obverse 1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The two varieties utilized this represent distinct master dies derived from the common master hub. In his The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, David Lange writes that it was determined early in 1960 that the numeral 0 in the date 1960 was too small and susceptible to breakage and filling in of the die. This die was discarded and replaced with one into which a larger and more rounded numeral 0 was engraved. The numerals 6 and 9 were also lengthened and enlarged. The Small Date variant is the scarcer of the two varieties, and becomes quite scarce in higher Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2013

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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.23 0.29 0.35 0.40 0.46 0.46 0.52 0.55 0.58 0.69 1.15 1.73 2.01 2.59 2.90 6.00 12.65 - - - -
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2.30 3.45 4.60 5.75 6.90 10.80 17.25 - - - -
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 11.50 27.60 44.00 275 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 31.00 49.00 300 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1063
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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11/8/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, Florida Bullet Sale #359, 359/Lot# 374 $89.70
12/11/2004 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #64123, 64123/Lot# 23149 $617.55
8/15/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2079, 2079/Lot# 1174 $29.00
5/4/2008 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68052, 68052/Lot# 62089 $1,035.00
1/15/2009 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 322, 328/Lot# 5167 $26.00
3/14/2011 NGC MS 63   Red Teletrade Auction 3030, 3030/Lot# 1129 $23.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 47335 $35.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333366375994102123502874
33333333333346164470961092496260
000000333333461644709610924900
000000333333562651829911637500
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333333316163463186360
33333333333333337652634632440
000000333333333376526346300
00000033333333331111436346300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 163
Owner: 23pairer
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 163
Owner: hunter's gold
 
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