Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,600
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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1942 1C PF obverse 1942 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1942 was the final year in which proof coins could be ordered as singles, and sales of the cent outpaced complete proof sets by more than 10,000 pieces. This is the more readily available of the 1936-42 issues in top grades, and it is also the one most likely to be seen with varying degrees of cameo contrast. Perhaps the Mint used more proof dies than in previous years, rather than simply repolishing just a few dies.

The added labor of producing proof coins caused the suspension of such pieces after 1942 and for the duration of the war.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1942 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 14.40 15.60 20.40 30.00 38.75 68.75 87.50 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 23.00 34.00 43.00 77.00 98.00 - -
1942 1C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 15.60 19.20 27.60 40.00 53.75 97.50 163 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 31.00 45.00 60.00 109 182 - -
1942 1C PF Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 28.80 39.60 55.00 92.50 140 750 3130 - - -
$ - - - - - - 32.00 44.00 62.00 104 157 830 3400 -
1942 1C PF Red, Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 200 350 970 2440 5310 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 101 220 390 1070 2680 5700 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1514
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 66   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 360 $517.50
11/1/2006 PCGS PF 65   Red, Cameo Teletrade Auction 2281, 2281/Lot# 1051 $1,288.00
2/10/2008 PCGS PF 64   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68023, 68023/Lot# 63069 $74.75
9/22/2008 NGC PF 65   Red, Cameo Teletrade Auction 2588, 2588/Lot# 1022 $517.50
12/14/2009 NGC PF 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 436, 442/Lot# 115 $83.95
9/13/2011 NGC PF 64   Red, Cameo Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2446 $253.00
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 146739 $47.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333122441546381123159275330990113813031484
333333361629455769951351972935501039119313630
000000361629455769951351972935501039119300
0000003920354960751091472363117701088124800
1942 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333316284559761151672123635022009225925312827
33333337203349648913218226240910042092234926290
00000037203349648913218226240910042092234900
0000003112439547010214919731245515062175244000
1942 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333332441678511916323431753414163071341237794176
3333333102949739613318626138982819673184353439110
0000003102949739613318626138982819673184353400
000000317355879107148210289461112225193298365600
1942 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333316325067851271832303895392113237326542960
33333337213855739914519828343910632199246627560
00000037213855739914519828343910632199246600
0000003112644617911316421433648915882286256000
1942 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331592553784505026207741103190325193922433047675237
3333333551912964024675416718831369210829864058447549230
0000003551912964024675416718831369210829864058447500
00000031072233374264845807229931636231334544194462100
1942 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333334236208569901138170721242464300934475158565661896758
333333314348869890010391327184622372645315540175324583363780
000000314348869890010391327184622372645315540175324583300
000000328355477794510881517198523502827330145875490601100
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Grade: PF 67 RD CAMEO
Points: 3922
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 66 RDC
Points: 2519
Owner: Flyboy
 
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