Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,480,000
Catalog: KM-132
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1931 D 1C MS obverse 1931 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of cents at Denver plunged in 1931, an inevitable response to the nation's devastated economy. Many of these cents were not released until a few years later, and collector complaints about the unavailability of this and other current issues prompted the Treasury to disseminate instructions on how to obtain up to two examples of each coin on hand. Both the real and merely perceived rarity of these early 1930s coins is what created the roll market that was so much a part of the coin business for decades.

1931-D cents were well made for the most part, but quite a few show signs of tired dies. Fully red gems are very scarce, and circulated pieces are slightly scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2014

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1931 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.25 5.00 6.00 7.50 14.00 14.00 35.00 38.00 42.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 92.50 135 210 350 - - - -
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1931 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 95.00 120 215 410 1350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1931 D 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 135 185 365 1200 5250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 475 1650 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 714
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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11/21/1997 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 1997 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #179, 179/Lot# 108 $396.00
7/31/2000 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1340, 1340/Lot# 1020 $70.85
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 386 $632.50
2/6/2006 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2156, 2156/Lot# 1030 $840.00
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149331 $128.59
12/29/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 16 $330.00
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21131 $62.28


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base369916509814315917519021223425133039262086518602665729513444
47911276611314816418019721923927735046870111962128420893440
00000011314816418019721923927735046870111962128420800
00000012815316918520422624530337154478315282396575100
1931 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6912122054106151163179194216255317372517888113023053242907316699
71012143171121155168184201229275335420640968152126175185116150
00000012115516818420122927533542064096815212617518500
000000136159173189208242296353468764104919132929712900
1931 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9121624245910615116718319822025842350276416873635469474311093920054
10131824357412115617218820523231344958910712336398856068600139770
0000001211561721882052323134495891071233639885606860000
0000001361611771932122453684756761379298543416518976900
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1687
Owner: Albert Huber
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1687
Owner: rlm's cents
 
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