Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 49,280,000
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 D 1C MS obverse 1920 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1920-D cents were produced in great quantity, but quality was certainly not in the offing. With a sharply reduced staff since and widespread budget cuts since the war's end, mediocre coins would be the norm throughout the 1920s.

Very few 1920-D cents display sharp strikes, as the dies were used far too long. More typical are noticeably worn dies having distorted peripheral elements and one or more cracks (photos). Mint State survivors are seldom found fully red, and this issue presents a real challenge to collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/6/2014

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1920 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.80 1.20 2.35 4.75 18.00 37.50 42.50 52.50 60.00 87.50 105 145 205 500 1250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 160 275 600 - - -
1920 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 130 200 365 700 1600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 145 225 425 875 - - -
1920 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 255 490 2150 28500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 180 285 815 3100 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 486
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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4/1/1998 NGC MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 1037, 1037/Lot# 1087 $152.60
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 299 $299.00
9/27/2007 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 181, 187/Lot# 6752 $1,518.00
2/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 7180 $373.75
4/15/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 21545 $365.20
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7544 $558.13
2/22/2013 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6672 $141.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7223 $352.50
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1219/Lot# 3341 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33361672147155175212237282139381489631113819282078223525053499
33493597150162187220252282220417536800140119782130232528360
000000150162187220252282220417536800140119782130232500
000000152168200229267282300453584969166520282183241500
1920 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base899498102111115123127135143147155183450586933139321972362253528313915
9195991051121181241301381441501642724957021086166122522420263431920
0000001241301381441501642724957021086166122522420263400
0000001261321401461521743615418171240192923072477273200
1920 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13514314715516317118319020120922023026552773511242727754379508373908311573
1381441501581661751851942042132232423525968651658433276798091861099130
0000001851942042132232423525968651658433276798091861000
0000001881972062162272534406669942193593878148232884600
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1138
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1138
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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