Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 392,021,000
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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1919 1C MS obverse 1919 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though an armistice was declared late in 1918, the superheated wartime economy rolled on into the following year. The Philadelphia Mint set a record for cent production in 1919 that was not exceeded until 1940 when another war loomed.

This issue is common in all grades, and some of the finest early date Lincolns are 1919(P) cents. The coin illustrated was undoubtedly such a beauty until someone grasped it front and back between his or her fingers.

Though the amazingly detailed obverse hub of 1916 had already lost of some of its finer features, well struck examples of this issue from fresh dies are still quite pleasing when measured against the grossly distorted images from the 1940s-60s.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1919 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.22 0.28 0.40 1.15 3.00 3.00 5.15 6.00 8.00 10.00 13.25 14.75 19.00 28.50 42.50 67.50 140 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 50.00 - - - -
1919 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 25.00 42.50 67.50 110 285 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 45.00 82.50 135 - - -
1919 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 52.50 110 230 585 1950 10250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 65.00 135 265 725 2700 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 757
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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3/24/2005 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 5176 $2,932.50
4/10/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA Online Session #403, 403/Lot# 7211 $345.00
7/4/2006 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 94, 99/Lot# 18 $276.00
9/6/2009 NGC MS 66   Red Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2455 $460.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1289 $3,220.00
7/6/2011 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3097, 3097/Lot# 1079 $23.00
7/15/2012 NGC MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 59672 $32.44


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333369121628414589223404725113825654792
333333347101320324259133283511862161333070
000000347101320324259133283511862161300
0000003581114243643741783436181000208900
1919 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333691620375963119288549949145034036347
3333333471117254460811753756821116210143840
0000003471117254460811753756821116210100
00000035813183151611002314628151283275200
1919 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333391624325994981794046741138170724646631
333333351118264170951252544948281327195938530
000000351118264170951252544948281327195900
000000371321295082961523295849831517221100
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 674
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 549
Owner: Just coins
 
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