Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 288,104,634
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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1918 1C MS obverse 1918 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Numismatists of the time shook their heads at the astonishing number of cents produced during 1918, with yet another new record set at the Philadelphia Mint. What they failed to notice until two or three years later is that Brenner's initials V.D.B. were restored to his cent with this issue, though its new placement was nearly hidden on the truncation of Lincoln's bust. The death of Chief Engraver Charles Barber the year before removed the last objection to their appearance.

Common in all circulated grades, 1918(P) cents are likewise readily available in all but the highest Mint State grades. This is perhaps the first cent since 1910 that may be considered common with full red color, though many of these coins are held to lower MS grades because of spotting, fingerprinting, etc. The coin illustrated is a rare exception that has only a few, isolated spots. It is also boldly struck from fresh, unworn dies.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1918 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.20 0.25 0.42 1.30 3.50 8.15 9.50 11.50 13.00 19.00 26.00 37.00 50.00 150 325 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 43.00 55.00 - - - -
1918 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 39.00 55.00 115 250 475 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 60.00 135 275 - - -
1918 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 80.00 170 435 1375 9250 - - -
$ - - - - - - 60.00 95.00 200 500 3250 17500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 574
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 347 $2,530.00
10/14/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2435, 2435/Lot# 1073 $224.00
2/26/2012 PCGS MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 37609 $34.98
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3108 $1,495.00
3/2/2014 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28104 $42.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 813, 822/Lot# 521 $220.00
12/24/2014 PCGS MS 62   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3514, 6083/Lot# 20046 $28.20
1/11/2015 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131503/Lot# 25810 $79.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333331228283745506332106151201502865948103611891776
333361728314047546357121168301623893977108713850
00000028314047546357121168301623893977108700
000000283442485963811361844027449201007113800
1918 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2020202424242828323237374515922040972511031201130614882176
2020212424252829323437408317928351485111361236136717170
0000002829323437408317928351485111361236136700
00000028313235374212120034662097711681271142700
1918 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32323737414145455054595972201304551104420294992529358007607
323437384142454751565963115235386715137230175092546264020
000000454751565963115235386715137230175092546200
000000454853575968158270469880170140045193563100
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1044
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 725
Owner: coppermania
 
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