Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 586,825,872
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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1940 1C MS obverse 1940 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1940(P) cents were well made as a rule, and fully red gems are thus common. Most of these are sharply struck, though the example illustrated reveals the weakness at the top of O(NE) typical of Lincoln Cents before 1984. Being opposite the deepest part of the obverse die cavity, this letter was routinely robbed of planchet metal.

The Mint Director's Annual Report commented on the stepped up coinage during this period: "Domestic coinage manufactured during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, amounting to 768,090,830 pieces, exceeded the production of any previous fiscal year in the history of the Government. As in previous years, the coin most largely produced was the 1-cent piece."

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Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1940 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.08 0.15 0.25 0.35 0.35 0.50 0.55 0.65 0.75 1.75 1.85 2.00 2.50 3.00 4.50 17.00 37.50 - - -
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1940 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 4.00 5.50 11.50 23.00 47.50 - - -
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1940 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.00 10.00 18.00 36.00 325 14000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3850 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2144
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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7/23/2000 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1336, 1336/Lot# 1031 $70.85
6/13/2005 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #42, 46/Lot# 52 $23.00
7/29/2007 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 2400, 2400/Lot# 1037 $145.60
9/2/2007 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67092, 67092/Lot# 23012 $23.00
10/2/2007 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27102, 27102/Lot# 11153 $92.00
5/13/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/13/2012, 22/Lot# 22848 $132.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1940 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333369163776155179201230
333333333333471123501021631862100
0000003333334711235010216318600
0000003333335813306312817119300
1940 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333163267123471500653075622
333333333333372143852391982510654120
000000333333372143852391982510600
00000033333331126551043553494520600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 471
Owner: Albert Huber
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 471
Owner: Big Tiger
 
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