Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 157,088,000
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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1926 1C MS obverse 1926 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Blessed with a large mintage and slightly better than usual quality control for the 1920s, the 1926(P) cent is easily found in fully red gem condition from fresh or just lightly worn dies. The example illustrated shows what the advanced collector should seek in this issue.

These cents and likewise common in all circulated grades. Examples could be found in pocket change right into the 1960s. From such a large mintage, one would to find some interesting varieties, but this is simply not the case. Nothing good has surfaced.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1926 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.14 0.18 0.25 0.60 1.90 1.90 4.15 6.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 16.00 22.00 35.00 78.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 26.00 39.00 87.00 - -
1926 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 12.00 14.00 16.00 20.00 35.00 70.00 115 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 23.00 40.00 85.00 135 - -
1926 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 18.00 21.00 27.00 55.00 115 270 975 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 65.00 155 350 1350 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 969
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 67   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8453


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4/15/1996 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 0832, 832/Lot# 160 $45.78
10/5/1998 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1092, 1092/Lot# 1106 $17.75
11/9/1999 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #19112, 19112/Lot# 4015 $46.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 52 $368.00
12/29/2011 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 649, 656/Lot# 7036 $833.75
6/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54868 $275.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6687 $43.48


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333369121616244511522039566313392511
333333334710131618316815027848488817290
000000334710131618316815027848488800
0000003358111416213891185336573111300
1926 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336912162024326315131453987418653489
33333334710131721264292205389650120424060
00000034710131721264292205389650120400
000000358111418222952121259464762153400
1926 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333912202832415498223395663105124714590
3333333510142229354568139280484792152431770
0000003510142229354568139280484792152400
0000003711172530384983181337573921199700
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 663
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 395
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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