Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 256,883,800
Catalog: KM-A132
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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1953 1C MS obverse 1953 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1953(P) cents are plentiful at the MS 65 and 66 RD grade level, but examples in the desired MS 67 RD grade are extremely rare. Like so many Philadelphia Mint cents and nickels of the 1950s, the color may be off a bit, with spotting and staining a common problem.

Aside from cud die breaks, which are more often classified as mint errors, there are no varieties of significance for this issue.

The Mint Director's Annual Report reveals that the cost of coining cents has fallen to just $1.03 per thousand. This is in stark contrast to recent years in which each piece costs more than a cent to produce.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1953 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.30 0.38 1.20 1.50 1.85 5.75 11.00 32.00 - - -
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1953 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 6.50 17.50 22.50 47.50 - - -
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1953 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.00 27.00 290 11000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 37.00 1650 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1075
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1828, 1828/Lot# 1081 $154.00
5/2/2005 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #37, 41/Lot# 189 $690.00
4/20/2008 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68044, 68044/Lot# 64125 $64.00
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 271 $322.00
2/19/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 20171 $71.50
4/1/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 20173 $71.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1953 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339166381179205230262
333333333333351131691131872132400
0000003333333511316911318721300
0000003333333713477514619622100
1953 1C MS Red
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Base3333333333333333289304949280730043211
3333333333333312511605191568287230730
0000003333333312511605191568287200
0000003333333322702327342187293800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 949
Owner: 4ucoin
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 304
Owner: Big Tiger
 
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