Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 156,696,734
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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1938 1C MS obverse 1938 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Coin production dipped in 1938, as the nation experienced a setback from the economic recovery period of 1933-36. The Philadelphia Mint struck just over half the number of cents in 1938 that it had the previous year.

Enough rolls were saved of this issue to make it nearly as common as surrounding dates, but prices have long been higher in the Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1938 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.38 0.75 0.75 1.30 1.50 1.65 1.90 3.25 4.00 4.25 4.75 5.50 9.00 18.00 38.00 - - -
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1938 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 4.50 5.00 7.00 9.50 17.50 32.00 65.00 - - -
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1938 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 6.00 8.00 11.00 17.50 29.00 62.50 215 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1955
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
12/21/1999 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #19124, 19124/Lot# 4015 $41.00
4/25/2001 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1430, 1430/Lot# 1113 $70.85
6/5/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2048, 2048/Lot# 2438 $77.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 659, 666/Lot# 6112 $213.90
7/10/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - US and World Lots - Internet Only Sessions, 174/Lot# 13051 $70.50
7/6/2014 NGC MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 174670 $25.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333669121216162081147167194220
333333334671012131617401031531762020
0000003346710121316174010315317600
0000003356811121416186012516018500
1938 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333366912162028631061866749611131
3333333346710131722397713234876910170
0000003346710131722397713234876900
0000003356811141825519115951186500
1938 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333336912162028458917550272510281206
333333334710131722335911728457682610870
000000334710131722335911728457682600
000000335811141825397414639365092700
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: deadeye
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Sierra Collection
 
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