Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,500,000
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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1932 D 1C MS obverse 1932 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue shares with 1932(P) the dubious distinction of being almost entirely unneeded at the time of production. Most pieces were simply bagged and stored awaiting better times, and collectors had a difficult time obtaining even single pieces. This, of course, fueled the demand for entire rolls, and when these were finally released around 1934-35 they went mostly to speculators.

Examples were always scarce in circulation, but plenty of Mint State pieces have survived. These coins are usually well struck from only lightly worn dies, and fully red gems are available to advanced collectors.

The cents of 1932 were the last to utilize the Small D mintmark employed since 1917. This puncheon showed signs of filling in on some 1932-dated coins, and it was discontinued at that time. Existing revere dies for other denominations still appeared with the Small D in 1934, but these typically produced a minority of the coins bearing that date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1932 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.30 1.70 2.35 2.85 4.65 4.65 11.50 12.50 13.50 15.50 19.50 22.50 27.50 30.00 35.00 47.50 130 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 25.50 30.00 33.00 38.00 55.00 - - -
1932 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 33.00 39.00 60.00 85.00 190 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 30.00 37.00 43.00 65.00 105 - - -
1932 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 57.50 110 210 1100 10750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 45.00 65.00 145 450 3000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 413
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/13/1998 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1040, 1040/Lot# 1058 $26.75
11/13/2005 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2117, 2117/Lot# 1043 $268.80
9/13/2007 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 5103 $113.85
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3131 $1,035.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9712 $747.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1542 $805.00
5/12/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 115021 $154.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1932 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333391220283241598116730453486520003704
3333333510142229354766109212380644124325680
0000003510142229354766109212380644124300
0000003711172530385373138258457754162100
1932 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333312203241455981106216423713112126964983
3333333614243542496689142285519849164634580
0000003614243542496689142285519849164600
0000003917283843547397179354616985217100
1932 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333162850637294123159308527865133334766390
3333333720355466791031352083816391021204744470
0000003720355466791031352083816391021204700
00000031124425869861131472584547521177276100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 865
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 527
Owner: Revenant
 
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