Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 196,429,785
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 1C MS obverse 1917 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Another record was set for cent production in 1917, as America entered the Great War. The economy was in overdrive, and the imposition of wartime emergency taxes further added to the demand for minor coins.

This issue is readily available across a broad span of grades, and even fully red gems are attainable without too much searching. Well worn examples still turn up in circulation from time to time, if the reports of coin publication readers are to be believed.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1917 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.22 0.30 0.45 1.85 4.25 4.25 10.75 12.50 13.50 14.50 15.75 17.50 26.00 35.00 52.50 150 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 37.50 60.00 165 - - -
1917 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 35.00 55.00 95.00 215 520 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 60.00 105 240 - - -
1917 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 105 165 520 1550 8650 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 57.50 110 270 735 3000 13000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 783
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 VF 30  Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9291


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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 285 $1,610.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 87 $63.25
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 5558 $1,955.00
6/28/2009 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2711, 2711/Lot# 1089 $41.00
1/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 94588 $35.00
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148183 $29.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1202/Lot# 3139 $1,057.50
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14474 $59.93


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333369162028415081251423705111025734799
333333347111722324460137308517840159733150
000000347111722324460137308517840159700
000000358131825364770194365611975208500
1917 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339162432375467111320575925141634066336
33333335111826334258811804056911088207943820
00000035111826334258811804056911088207900
00000037132129354862962504908081252274200
1917 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331224375059851061674457051110166843368023
333333361628415367921262595318401296255755650
000000361628415367921262595318401296255700
000000392032455676991463526189751482344600
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 575
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 445
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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