Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,062,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1932 1C MS obverse 1932 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This year witnessed the lowest mintage of cents at Philadelphia for the entire Lincoln series. Not since 1877 had so few cents been struck there.

Very difficult for collectors to obtain at the time, 1932(P) cents saw limited distribution, and many hobbyists bought their examples directly from the U. S. Treasury at face value plus postage. Such purchases were restricted to no more than two coins of each date, mint and denomination. A year or two later the balance of the mintage was released, and this date is no longer rare.

1932(P) cents were quite well made overall, and finding a well struck piece with bright, red color is not too difficult. Worn examples were much scarcer in circulation than earlier dates, but these too are common enough to fill everyone's penny folder.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1932 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 1.75 2.10 2.65 4.75 4.75 12.50 13.50 15.00 16.50 19.50 22.00 24.00 28.00 32.00 43.00 75.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 - - -
1932 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 23.00 26.00 30.00 47.50 68.00 110 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 26.00 29.00 33.00 52.50 77.50 - - -
1932 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 45.00 65.00 145 350 4100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 50.00 70.00 185 1300 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 691
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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3/28/2001 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1421, 1421/Lot# 1024 $109.00
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1558 $97.75
4/25/2010 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210051, 210051/Lot# 20804 $143.75
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6715 $129.25
3/10/2013 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 742, 751/Lot# 520 $250.00
1/5/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 162111 $93.83


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1932 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333122032414141417216330452785619343573
3333333614243541414151102210378636121524800
0000003614243541414151102210378636121500
0000003917283841414161132257452746157400
1932 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331224415454595998212423705111026234840
3333333616294554555972136282517840161433620
0000003616294554555972136282517840161400
0000003920354954575985174352611975211800
1932 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333324416785858989147304527856132133826209
3333333102949738586891081993786361011200843240
0000003102949738586891081993786361011200800
0000003173558798587891272514527461166269500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 856
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 527
Owner: D.M. Russo
 
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