Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 47,830,000
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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1918 D 1C MS obverse 1918 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a very high mintage, the 1918-D cent is rare in top grades. These coins were poorly made, with overused dies that were seemingly set slightly further apart than ideal to extend their lives. Fully struck examples are thus very elusive, and those displaying full red color are extremely rare. Most pieces certified as MS RD have a bit subdued, slightly pinkish color, as on the specimen illustrated.

Mint Director Raymond T. Baker commented on the unprecented production of cents in his Annual Report: "Internal revenue taxes on amusement entrance fees and on numerous other services, as well as increased street car fares and additions to other prices, required many 1-cent pieces." The Denver Mint alone used some 467 cent dies this year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1918 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.70 1.15 2.10 3.85 11.50 33.00 35.00 40.00 57.50 85.00 120 155 250 625 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 310 - - - -
1918 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 110 170 285 485 1475 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 325 700 2000 - - -
1918 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 225 420 1100 3750 32500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1350 5800 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 476
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/1996 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 6556 $143.00
2/21/2002 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 5206 $368.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 290 $299.00
4/16/2007 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 112 $690.00
5/22/2011 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131122/Lot# 26034 $299.00
10/17/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Teletrade Auction 3366, 3366/Lot# 1035 $9.00
12/23/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 90772 $341.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22037 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33361245127135143163230298167423515725130314151533165918762686
33482372130138150185253298252454585918134014541575173121460
000000130138150185253298252454585918134014541575173100
0000001321401562082752983384846551110137814941617180400
1918 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111151191271351391471551631711791902205517931117204822052370254328403926
1121161221301361421501581661741832003306329011427210022602428264232020
0000001501581661741832003306329011427210022602428264200
00000015216016817618621044171210091738215323152485274100
1918 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163171179190198209220227237251262275314674102117993427820086339083983612473
166174183193202213222230242255266288434790128023425018834487839334107150
00000022223024225526628843479012802342501883448783933400
00000022523424625827130155490515402884660984898933958500
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1303
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1117
Owner: bradman
 
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