Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,435,400,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1944 1C MS obverse 1944 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint cents of 1944 were the first USA coins to have a mintage exceeding one billion pieces. The mint actually surpassed this figure by nearly 50 percent as it struggled to replace the 1943 steel cents which had proved so unpopular. The supply of virgin copper was supplemented with metal recovered from spent shell casing retrieved from military training bases in the USA. Reports of such casings being shipped back from combat theaters overseas were likely just wartime propaganda, as the servicemen clearly had better things to do.

This issue is readily available in all grades through superb gem. Reports that the color is different for these "shellcase" cents seem doubtful. They were satisfactory in all respects and indistinguishable from pre-war issues, with the exception of having no tin.

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Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1944 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.15 0.25 0.28 0.32 0.35 0.50 0.65 0.85 3.50 4.75 8.50 12.00 25.00 - - -
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1944 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.75 4.75 7.00 11.00 17.50 32.50 - - -
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1944 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.50 11.00 16.00 35.00 325 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3114
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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9/21/1998 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1088, 1088/Lot# 1095 $26.75
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 2001 $1,495.00
10/30/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2111, 2111/Lot# 2713 $47.00
2/18/2006 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #66024, 66024/Lot# 23079 $149.50
9/5/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26092, 26092/Lot# 11017 $17.00
8/20/2007 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 170, 176/Lot# 42 $16.10
11/29/2010 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2968, 2968/Lot# 1073 $20.00
3/10/2013 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 99568 $15.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1944 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339162845102119135155
33333333333335112033641071241410
000000333333351120336410712400
000000333333371324398311312900
1944 1C MS Red Brown
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Base3333333333333316244167135155179201
33333333333337182949891411631860
000000333333371829498914116300
00000033333331121355811214817100
1944 1C MS Red
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Base33333333333333243754127423117912841394
333333333333310284278225675121413200
000000333333310284278225675121400
0000003333333173248102324927124900
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Jackson
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: Albert Huber
 
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