Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 217,775,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1949 1C MS obverse 1949 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is yet another issue that is rare in MS 67 RD, despite its high mintage. As with so many cents of the late 1940s through the early '50s, the problem is attributable mostly to spotting and staining. This issue and the next several Philadelphia Mint cents seem to suffer from a distinctive staining pattern sometimes called "cobwebbing," and the culprit is likely the planchet cleaning process used prior to striking.

On the plus side, well struck examples are fairly plentiful. This issue is almost entirely devoid of collectable varieties.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1949 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.75 0.86 1.15 1.44 2.30 4.80 11.25 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1949 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.88 4.03 9.60 20.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 - -
1949 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.50 22.80 144 1750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 26.00 161 1930 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 995
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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8/11/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 1921, 1921/Lot# 1080 $26.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 249 $88.55
9/3/2007 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 174, 180/Lot# 145 $115.00
12/9/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67123, 67123/Lot# 23100 $31.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1855 $299.00
2/5/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/05/2012, 6/Lot# 19975 $99.00
2/27/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 3232, 3232/Lot# 1062 $39.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1590 $276.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 1C MS Brown
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1949 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333312378194106123143
333333333333336205185981111290
0000003333333362051859811100
00000033333333928668910211700
1949 1C MS Red
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Base33333333333333345945342665285530543264
33333333333333176124012442728292131240
00000033333333176124012442728292100
00000033333333317738719542791298700
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2665
Owner: dcg
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2665
Owner: Just coins
 
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