Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,411,000
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 D 1C MS obverse 1912 D 1C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

1912-D cents are not rare, but finding one having a sharp strike from fresh dies will be quite challenging. The typical Mint State survivor reveals peripheral die erosion or a weakening of Lincoln's lapel from overpolishing of the die to remove such erosion furrows.

One of the oddities of copper or bronze coinage is that poorly struck pieces tend to retain their mint red color more readily than sharp coins. The latter are almost routinely found brown or, at best, red and brown. This is certainly the case for this issue. Examples in the higher circulated grades are likewise scarce and are affected by the same strike considerations.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1912 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 6.50 8.00 10.50 23.00 63.00 97.50 105 120 150 175 200 235 355 625 - - - - -
$ 70.00 - 110 130 155 180 220 260 400 675 - - -
1912 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 200 240 315 480 835 1250 2000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 350 575 975 - - -
1912 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 285 500 760 2400 11000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 950 3000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 593
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/1996 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 6529 $286.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 239 $230.00
7/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 220 $448.50
10/30/2008 NGC MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 296, 302/Lot# 5084 $316.25
7/20/2009 PCGS MS 62   Brown Teletrade Auction 2721, 2721/Lot# 1021 $195.50
1/13/2013 PCGS AU 50   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 91888 $86.90
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7265 $558.13
3/10/2015 PCGS MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1024 $272.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base265278288301317330345360381423502539323620695916130314151533165918762686
2692812923063213353503673954495145394226457691045134014541575173121460
0000003503673954495145394226457691045134014541575173100
0000003553744094765275395216708421174137814941617180400
1912 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3894064234394584774945155345535775974097058471110154219282464264329484064
3954124284454644835015215405615845975087529351254167121072524274533200
0000005015215405615845975087529351254167121072524274500
00000050852854756959059760680010221398179922852583284600
1912 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base31733034536037538940642343945847749455879311381510278154665787612366878687
32133535036538039541242844546448351563690812621934367655735899631173540
00000041242844546448351563690812621934367655735899631100
000000417434452471488537715102313862357457156806011649900
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2781
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 1542
Owner: Joshua Murphy
 
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