Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 310,165,000
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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1920 1C MS obverse 1920 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue proved to be the last wartime-induced high mintage cent, and 20 years would pass before the 310 million mark was exceeded. Examples are common in all grades, and there are enough fully red gems to satisfy the most competitive registry collectors.

Most 1920(P) cents are reasonably well struck, but none offer the wealth of fine details seen on some 1916-17 cents. The obverse master hub wore down from the generation of so many dies during the booming war years, and Lincoln's portrait afterward continued to deteriorate steadily through 1968.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1920 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.18 0.28 0.38 0.70 2.25 2.25 4.50 6.75 9.50 11.00 14.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.50 60.00 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 70.00 - - -
1920 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 34.00 67.50 160 385 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 29.00 40.00 80.00 200 - - -
1920 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 52.50 100.00 355 900 16000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 125 400 1500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 672
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 295 $184.00
7/12/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25073, 25073/Lot# 11085 $60.00
3/15/2009 PCGS MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 2665, 2665/Lot# 1097 $53.00
12/5/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1017 $805.00
10/7/2012 NGC MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 67036 $253.00
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 52974 $26.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 185053 $43.75
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20061 $103.40
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 185050 $29.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336912162432418919436662099022414187
333333347101318263557124251450743140728890
000000347101318263557124251450743140700
000000358111421293873159308535866182400
1920 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336121624324554119251502820127129935578
333333348131826364875163334608970184538540
000000348131826364875163334608970184500
00000035101421294051972074187141120241900
1920 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333312203241547285179366620990150538527133
333333361424354560761162414507431161228749450
000000361424354560761162414507431161228700
000000391728384966801473035358661333306900
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 608
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 366
Owner: Just coins
 
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