Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 47,830,000
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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1918 D 1C MS obverse 1918 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a very high mintage, the 1918-D cent is rare in top grades. These coins were poorly made, with overused dies that were seemingly set slightly further apart than ideal to extend their lives. Fully struck examples are thus very elusive, and those displaying full red color are extremely rare. Most pieces certified as MS RD have a bit subdued, slightly pinkish color, as on the specimen illustrated.

Mint Director Raymond T. Baker commented on the unprecented production of cents in his Annual Report: "Internal revenue taxes on amusement entrance fees and on numerous other services, as well as increased street car fares and additions to other prices, required many 1-cent pieces." The Denver Mint alone used some 467 cent dies this year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1918 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.70 1.15 2.10 3.85 11.50 11.50 33.00 35.00 40.00 57.50 77.50 85.00 120 155 250 625 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 310 - - - -
1918 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 110 170 285 485 1400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 700 2000 - - -
1918 D 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 225 420 1100 3950 32500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1350 5000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 439
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/29/1996 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0845, 845/Lot# 1079 $87.20
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 289 $299.00
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 167 $34,500.00
2/24/2009 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29031, 29031/Lot# 23102 $126.50
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131313/Lot# 28030 $90.00
10/6/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 119738 $36.00
1/26/2014 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 788, 797/Lot# 525 $430.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22037 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333332599812316721223754914332048291040161180021782
33333331241721061371822203418431638233532786610151270
0000003124172106137182220341843163823353278661000
00000032250851141521972284451138184326223647920500
1918 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333458113116322027230467416872525352547931431326385
333333317579714118223728242710111966285839477966183370
00000031757971411822372824271011196628583947796600
0000003316911415220125429355013492245319143701113900
1918 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333337212319423731438142388821022910401654071690831056
3333333268914620826233639557812922371327844799240216240
000000326891462082623363955781292237132784479924000
00000034910617022228835840973316972640364749431307400
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1433
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RD
Points: 888
Owner: dcg
 
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