Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,734
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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1938 1C PF obverse 1938 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint continued to produce proofs of excellent quality during 1938, but its practice of repolishing used proof dies to further extend their life left many of the resulting coins with missing or incomplete features. Note the partially effaced lapel on the cent illustrated.

Cameo examples of this date are very rare, and there's no indication that the Mint intended to produce this desirable feature. Few collectors of the time commented on the absence of cameo contrast, and so the complete polishing of dies continued.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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1938 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 37.50 45.00 57.50 72.50 100.00 - - - - -
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1938 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 47.50 57.50 75.00 100.00 135 230 - - - -
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1938 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 53.00 67.50 100.00 135 225 500 2900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 1025 - -
1938 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 850 1750 4500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 945
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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9/6/2014 PF 66   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 3760


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/20/2005 PCGS PF 67   Red Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 960 $1,495.00
7/6/2005 PCGS PF 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2062, 2062/Lot# 1022 $396.00
9/5/2005 NGC PF 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #52, 57/Lot# 70 $402.50
2/2/2012 NGC PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7697 $172.50
10/7/2012 PCGS PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131242/Lot# 20042 $141.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Red, Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1571 $1,527.50
12/1/2013 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154591 $129.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333337631021271511792302923665021271145016471862
33333331445761101351601962503164117581330151517180
00000031445761101351601962503164117581330151500
000000325548911814316921327134145610141390158100
1938 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333341721191471902122823204536201799202922812554
333333315518712816119723529436450810131875211323720
000000315518712816119723529436450810131875211300
0000003286110313717520425830740856414061952219700
1938 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333458113116321227236047166111382738305133903756
333333317579714117923230139753482016712842316435120
000000317579714117923230139753482016712842316400
0000003316911415219525233043459797922042946327700
1938 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331832884235026207258201239214728235022551060326591
3333333632183334495416557569591541237235565184568462180
0000003632183334495416557569591541237235565184568400
000000312325337847558069078810991844259742895347585800
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Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 2738
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: PF 65 RD CAMEO
Points: 2147
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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