Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,092,120
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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1915 1C MS obverse 1915 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1915(P) cent is highly unusual in that it's mintage is fairly close to that of its Denver Mint counterpart. In other words, its mintage is surprisingly low for a P-Mint penny. Why this was so is unknown, but it must have been influenced by the very large mintages of 1909-14.

While not a truly rare coin, it is less often across all grades than other Philly cents of the decade. Fully red gems are very scarce, and even red-brown coins are elusive.

The master hub was evidently retouched by the Philadelphia Mint's engraving department for 1915's coinage, as examples from fresh dies reveal much more detail than on the sharpest 1909-14 cents.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/4/2014

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1915 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.50 2.25 5.75 16.50 50.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 80.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 105 115 145 350 575 - - - -
$ 55.00 65.00 78.00 85.00 88.00 95.00 98.00 110 125 175 375 - - -
1915 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 105 110 135 235 400 625 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 110 115 140 265 475 - - -
1915 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 150 165 225 380 1075 2200 18500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 250 450 1200 4400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 569
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 957 $978.00
7/2/2007 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 155, 160/Lot# 94 $184.00
3/21/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Teletrade Auction 3034, 3034/Lot# 1038 $115.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7223 $402.50
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12136 $1,762.50
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 126420 $19,971.09
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30145 $207.98
3/30/2014 NGC MS 62   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 176606 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366206720122723728830432033631438140948990812391346146116592401
461136112210230254293309325336336390436629101812751384152719060
000000230254293309325336336390436629101812751384152700
000000234271299315331336359400462768112913101423159300
1915 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15115916717518319020121222023024125529239546369599013031415153317382505
154162170178185194205215223234246267326418540793109413401454160119940
000000205215223234246267326418540793109413401454160100
000000208217227237250280361440618892119913781494167000
1915 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base183194201212223234244255268278292304348539674958177625856616698676079801
1871962052162272372482592712832963194125847691231204639296739719383380
0000002482592712832963194125847691231204639296739719300
0000002512642752873003334756298631503231552726863740000
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1776
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 1239
Owner: Just coins
 
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