Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,200,000
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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1933 D 1C MS obverse 1933 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This low-mintage issue was always scarce in circulation, but especially so at the time of its coining. Like most Depression-era coins, these pieces were not immediately needed for commerce, and collectors had to purchase their two-coin allotment of 1933-D cents from the Treasury Department at face value plus postage. A few years later, however, the vaults were emptied of the remaining pieces, many of which were hoarded by speculators in Mint State rolls.

The Census data reveal that many examples have been certified as MS RD gems, so there is no great challenge to finding a desirable specimen.

The 1933-D cent marked the debut of a new mintmark puncheon for Denver coins, this letter D being noticeably larger than that used previously for cents. It was used also for the only other 1933 Denver entry, the Oregon Trail Half Dollar commemorative. A few leftover reverse dies for other denominations were used in 1934 and featured the Small D, but cents, due to having their mintmarks on the dated obverse, were all of the Large D variety from 1933 onward.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1933 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.25 3.50 4.50 6.00 11.75 11.75 16.00 17.00 18.50 20.00 22.50 25.00 27.00 31.00 37.00 48.00 100.00 175 - - -
$ - - - - - 24.00 28.00 31.00 34.00 41.00 55.00 115 200 -
1933 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 60.00 135 325 - - -
$ - - - - - - 31.00 35.00 38.00 52.00 70.00 175 360 -
1933 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 42.00 70.00 140 375 2500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 40.00 50.00 90.00 190 750 4600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 999
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2002 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22082, 22082/Lot# 13023 $70.15
12/13/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Bullet Sale #278, 278/Lot# 178 $299.00
9/2/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2416, 2416/Lot# 1082 $68.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1847 $552.00
9/2/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 511, 518/Lot# 5063 $63.00
10/10/2010 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2939, 2939/Lot# 1048 $276.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30169 $347.80
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 148147 $115.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1933 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333391624323741416314327547978717533243
333333351118263338414889187343581110922490
000000351118263338414889187343581110900
0000003713212935394155116231411684143100
1933 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331224375050545985190384646102523914412
3333333616284150515567120254471772148030640
0000003616284150515567120254471772148000
0000003920324550525776155319558898193500
1933 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333320375976818594131275479787122531145715
33333338254464778288106179343581933185439810
00000038254464778288106179343581933185400
0000003143151707983911182274116841079248400
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 787
Owner: brent137
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 479
Owner: D.M. Russo
 
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