Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,098,201,100
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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1956 D 1C MS obverse 1956 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of cents at the Denver Mint exceeded one billion pieces for the first time, as this facility made up for the end of coining at San Francisco. Extremely common in all grades through MS 66 RD, only at the next increment, so desired by Registry participants, does the supply drop.

Hundreds of obverse dies were required for such a large production, and more than a dozen repunched D variety are known, some of them quite spectacular.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1956 D 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 0.65 0.85 1.50 4.50 12.00 - - - -
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1956 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.50 9.00 13.50 - - - -
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1956 D 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 15.00 32.50 1200 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3755
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2007 PCGS MS 67   Red Brown Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1052 $517.50
2/19/2007 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 127, 132/Lot# 121 $322.00
11/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67113, 67113/Lot# 23097 $12.00
3/27/2008 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 233, 239/Lot# 5052 $18.00
4/17/2011 PCGS AU 53   Brown Teletrade Auction 3049, 3049/Lot# 1339 $23.00
10/5/2011 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3150, 3150/Lot# 1106 $287.50
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169857 $15.69
6/9/2014 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20070 $229.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 D 1C MS Brown
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Base3333333333333333124150596776
333333333333333621445361700
00000033333333362144536100
00000033333333393147566400
1956 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base33333333333333312285059678194
3333333333333361735536171850
000000333333336173553617100
000000333333339224256647600
1956 D 1C MS Red
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Base33333333333333324501061239134614611583
333333333333331032684831274138415010
000000333333331032684831274138400
000000333333331741878611310142200
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1239
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1239
Owner: Fred Rush
 
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