Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,520
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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1939 1C PF obverse 1939 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1939 saw a reduction in proof cent sales, the first since the new program began in 1936. This date is only moderately scarce in fully red gem condition, though cameo-designated pieces remain quite rare.

Collectors should seek examples from fresh dies, as these will have the greatest amount of detail, particularly with respect to the shallower features of the design. Even then, proofs of 1936 and later years through 1968 will never have the detail of the 1909-16 issues, as the master hubs simply wore down from years of use.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1939 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 25.20 27.60 31.20 41.25 57.50 68.75 103 - - - -
$ - - - - - 28.00 31.00 35.00 46.00 64.00 77.00 115 - -
1939 1C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 31.20 42.00 52.50 75.00 97.50 181 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 35.00 47.00 59.00 84.00 109 203 - -
1939 1C PF Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 42.00 52.80 77.50 118 175 338 1440 - - -
$ - - - - - - 47.00 59.00 87.00 132 196 370 1580 -
1939 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 188 450 830 3130 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 210 500 910 3400 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 955
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/13/1998 PCGS PF 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1040, 1040/Lot# 1065 $130.80
9/22/2003 PCGS PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #331, 331/Lot# 299 $370.30
3/23/2004 NGC PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24035, 24035/Lot# 11153 $120.75
12/12/2005 NGC PF 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #66, 71/Lot# 95 $97.75
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 66   Red Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1125 $456.00
11/11/2007 PCGS PF 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2447, 2447/Lot# 1069 $123.20
4/28/2008 NGC PF 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 242, 248/Lot# 166 $448.50
11/9/2010 NGC PF 64   Red Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10319 $69.00
7/28/2013 NGC PF 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130124 $69.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332850811021151271672302683751103126414411637
3333333113560881061191401882423036171156132315060
0000003113560881061191401882423036171156132300
0000003194270951101231532092553398601210138200
1939 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332850851061271712012983605631558176519922240
3333333113561921131411812333184278941627184020740
0000003113561921131411812333184278941627184000
00000031942739912015619126533949512261696191600
1939 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333332599812317121628242356310482342262229253253
333333312417210613918623832946972414792435272330340
000000312417210613918623832946972414792435272300
000000322508511415520126037651688619102528282400
1939 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332163364875757259498741333219728855158565661896758
33333337425638651662579994910271621242636425324583363780
00000037425638651662579994910271621242636425324583300
000000314529643654567587494911801909265544005490601100
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Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 3194
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 2342
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
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