Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 68,153,060
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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1912 1C MS obverse 1912 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage is a bit low for a Philadelphia Mint cent of this decade, 1912(P) is not a scarce coin in Mint State. It seems that the number of such pieces surviving for each date is not affected by mintage until that figure becomes very low, as a certain number of each issue will survive through similar chance circumstances.

Most 1912(P) are reasonably well struck, and there's no reason to purchase one that is not. Fully red gems are in the minority, but enough survive to meet the needs of the more advanced collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/1/2014

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1912 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.20 1.55 2.10 5.65 12.50 24.00 25.00 29.00 36.00 42.50 47.50 58.00 75.00 135 290 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 85.00 155 - - -
1912 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 55.00 82.50 130 325 485 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 95.00 150 375 - - -
1912 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 57.50 75.00 145 215 490 1400 23500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 185 265 650 3500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 622
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/14/1998 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 1086, 1086/Lot# 1080 $152.60
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 78 $78.49
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 5506 $2,185.00
4/17/2011 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 3049, 3049/Lot# 1114 $488.75
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 65   Brown Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 781 $126.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 129 $411.25
12/23/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 90573 $45.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67727681858994981021191471597219423028846380288196411081667
6973788286919599108128151159113206249346576828909101212940
0000009599108128151159113206249346576828909101200
00000097101113138155159153218269405689855936106000
1912 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5054545963677276818589949822031445086511171217132215072200
51545660646973788286919513925135958894911501252138417380
00000073788286919513925135958894911501252138400
000000757984889297179283405727103311841287144500
1912 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base677276818589981021061151191271472884896531124204872587654831810657
69737882869299103109116122134194355544810143237857390787590980
00000099103109116122134194355544810143237857390787500
000000101105112118124140241422598967174055217522809700
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1124
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 802
Owner: coppermania
 
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