Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 586,405,000
Catalog: KM-201
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS obverse 1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The two varieties utilized this represent distinct master dies derived from the common master hub. In his The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, David Lange writes that it was determined early in 1960 that the numeral 0 in the date 1960 was too small and susceptible to breakage and filling in of the die. This die was discarded and replaced with one into which a larger and more rounded numeral 0 was engraved. The numerals 6 and 9 were also lengthened and enlarged. The Small Date variant is the scarcer of the two varieties, and becomes quite scarce in higher Mint State grades.

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Last Updated: 10/20/2014

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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.25 0.30 0.35 0.40 0.45 0.50 0.55 0.60 0.70 1.75 2.00 2.60 3.00 6.00 13.00 - - - -
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3.50 4.50 5.75 7.00 11.00 18.00 - - - -
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 11.00 14.00 35.00 45.00 2750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1155
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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2/28/2005 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 2007, 2007/Lot# 1044 $2,970.00
5/9/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Auction #373, 373/Lot# 376 $299.00
10/17/2006 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26104, 26104/Lot# 11107 $42.00
2/19/2009 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 337, 343/Lot# 5220 $18.00
2/12/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 29895 $15.00
3/11/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 39524 $20.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 171635 $35.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333392050596785171
33333333333333513305362731140
000000333333335133053627300
000000333333337164056647900
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333366375994102123502891
33333333333346164471971092496320
000000333333461644719710924900
000000333333562752829911637600
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333451151797748499821495
33333333333333176813637779989311530
00000033333333176813637779989300
00000033333333319215857682493800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: 23pairer
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 179
Owner: BG Locke
 
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