Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,872
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 1C PF obverse 1940 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1940 proof cents are mostly a replay of 1939 in terms of mintage and overall availability, but they are even more rare with cameo contrast. Cent sales always outran those of the other four proof denominations, since so many collectors specialized in this series, but the reactivity of copper caused rapid toning and spotting. Finding pristine gems will always be a challenge.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1940 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 20.40 24.00 27.60 37.50 55.00 75.00 100.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - 23.00 27.00 31.00 42.00 62.00 84.00 112 - -
1940 1C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 26.40 31.20 43.75 70.00 100.00 169 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 30.00 35.00 49.00 78.00 112 189 - -
1940 1C PF Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 40.80 46.80 68.75 103 150 363 4380 - - -
$ - - - - - - 46.00 52.00 77.00 115 168 400 4700 -
1940 1C PF Red, Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 880 2560 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 970 2800 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 934
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
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6/17/1996 NGC PF 65   Red Teletrade Auction 0850, 850/Lot# 1085 $45.78
5/10/2004 NGC PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Bullet Sale #347, 347/Lot# 295 $281.75
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1126 $488.75
4/23/2009 NGC PF 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 364, 370/Lot# 7212 $115.00
10/24/2010 PCGS PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210111, 210111/Lot# 20645 $104.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6722 $259.68
3/23/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180898 $16.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333320376381981151432162883661271145016471862
33333338254569861031241672403146671330151517180
00000038254569861031241672403146671330151500
000000314315475921091331912643409691390158100
1940 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333244572941061271792883604891707192821712434
333333310315479981131442153124038951780200922580
000000310315479981131442153124038951780200900
00000031738638610212016125133644613011854209000
1940 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333332599812316719427238157710283567394843574797
333333312417210613717622030844672718743694408445030
000000312417210613717622030844672718743694408400
000000322508511415218524634451187727203821422000
1940 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333325839556566390899011381589277032385656618967587364
333333388303451597744935103912881982292640445833637869600
000000388303451597744935103912881982292640445833637800
0000003173349508630826962108814382376308248506011656800
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Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 3821
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 65 RD CAMEO
Points: 2770
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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