Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 310,165,000
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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1920 1C MS obverse 1920 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue proved to be the last wartime-induced high mintage cent, and 20 years would pass before the 310 million mark was exceeded. Examples are common in all grades, and there are enough fully red gems to satisfy the most competitive registry collectors.

Most 1920(P) cents are reasonably well struck, but none offer the wealth of fine details seen on some 1916-17 cents. The obverse master hub wore down from the generation of so many dies during the booming war years, and Lincoln's portrait afterward continued to deteriorate steadily through 1968.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1920 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.18 0.28 0.38 0.70 2.25 4.50 6.75 9.50 11.00 15.00 18.00 24.00 38.50 60.00 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 45.00 70.00 - - -
1920 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 34.00 67.50 160 385 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 29.00 40.00 80.00 200 - - -
1920 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 52.50 100.00 355 900 16000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 125 400 1500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 682
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/12/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Bullet Sale #337, 337/Lot# 30308 $155.25
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1545 $603.75
7/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2228, 2228/Lot# 1038 $235.20
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 8431 $632.50
10/6/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6029 $851.00
8/5/2012 NGC MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 63455 $44.00
5/25/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22039 $91.65


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333336121624374154247298159237268301339406680
33334813192838455440811181852472793143614970
000000131928384554408111818524727931436100
000000152133405054568913921125829032638400
1920 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121616161620202024242428321021392655279661056115113161947
131616161720202124242529551141813526739961088120615260
000000202124242529551141813526739961088120600
0000002023242427317912722344082010261119126100
1920 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2424242828323237374141455416321236691616096248660271989307
24242528293234373841424890179263549114731556366680179010
00000034373841424890179263549114731556366680100
000000353740414451127196315733137847026484699900
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 996
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RD
Points: 366
Owner: PDL57
 
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