Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,411,000
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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1912 D 1C MS obverse 1912 D 1C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

1912-D cents are not rare, but finding one having a sharp strike from fresh dies will be quite challenging. The typical Mint State survivor reveals peripheral die erosion or a weakening of Lincoln's lapel from overpolishing of the die to remove such erosion furrows.

One of the oddities of copper or bronze coinage is that poorly struck pieces tend to retain their mint red color more readily than sharp coins. The latter are almost routinely found brown or, at best, red and brown. This is certainly the case for this issue. Examples in the higher circulated grades are likewise scarce and are affected by the same strike considerations.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1912 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.00 7.50 9.80 19.75 58.00 58.00 88.00 95.00 112 138 150 155 180 220 300 500 720 - - - -
$ 65.00 98.00 110 125 155 168 175 215 250 330 600 790 - -
1912 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 180 205 300 440 800 1140 1690 - - -
$ - - - - - 180 200 235 330 550 950 1250 1860 -
1912 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 260 425 735 2250 10000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 300 515 875 2800 12000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 562
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/13/1999 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 1222, 1222/Lot# 1023 $327.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 237 $2,300.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7332 $632.50
2/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(2), 1167/Lot# 3868 $1,380.00
4/15/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 28816 $151.80
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12128 $2,937.50
3/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 794, 803/Lot# 422 $80.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339415523728832336940472112471707246434471097119985
3333333331141822542993383805098961400195927915955139750
000000333114182254299338380509896140019592791595500
0000003631342092713113533926151071155322113119846300
1912 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333312320130436640946350287414772124300941411335624312
33333334314923532438042747662610751692241933867212170080
0000003431492353243804274766261075169224193386721200
00000038317526934539444548975012761908271437631028400
1912 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333183288423502558627674113118542464344746941582428713
33333336321833344952058164282613722057279138628404201200
0000003632183334495205816428261372205727913862840400
000000312325337847553960465897816132260311942781211400
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1854
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 1477
Owner: Joshua Murphy
 
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