Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 76,532,352
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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1913 1C MS obverse 1913 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue is common in most circulated grades, and Mint State pieces of average quality are plentiful. It is also more available in fully red gem condition than Philadelphia cents of the previous two years.

The example shown displays the beginings of die erosion in its obverse field, but this is the exception rather than the rule. Most 1913(P) cents are fairly well struck.

An odd feature of this date is that the 3 is inconsistent with the style established by Brenner in 1909. This symmetrical numeral should have a long tail similar to that of the 9. The U. S. Mint proved to be very irregular in observing established date styles, sometimes getting it right, but more often not.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/1/2014

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1913 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.75 0.90 1.75 3.65 16.50 24.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 50.00 62.50 80.00 170 625 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 55.00 67.50 100.00 225 - - -
1913 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 60.00 90.00 150 300 750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 100.00 175 375 - - -
1913 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 75.00 135 225 635 1875 28000 - - -
$ - - - - - 65.00 85.00 150 275 850 4100 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 658
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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8/4/2015 MS 64  Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21368


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9/4/2000 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1353, 1353/Lot# 1030 $65.40
3/24/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5183 $2,185.00
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 327 $1,667.50
12/8/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 5237 $3,737.50
10/3/2005 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #56, 61/Lot# 60 $103.50
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13125 $19,975.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 144532 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67727681858994981111231431556720124830455113031415153317382505
6973788286919510211513014715511221726738680213401454160119940
0000009510211513014715511221726738680213401454160100
00000097107119136151155156232285469105213781494167000
1913 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94981021111151191271351391471551639423733650282014501571169919202743
9599105112116122130136142150158163142270391608103014901614177321940
000000130136142150158163142270391608103014901614177300
000000132138144152160163189303447714124015311656184600
1913 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67727681858994981061111151231432884636741315238577568172886911318
69737882869195101108112118130191346533888167241757895840496850
00000095101108112118130191346533888167241757895840400
000000971031091141201362404056041101202859668033863700
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 1030
Owner: Mr. Contingency Plan
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 820
Owner: bradman
 
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