Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 157,088,000
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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1926 1C MS obverse 1926 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Blessed with a large mintage and slightly better than usual quality control for the 1920s, the 1926(P) cent is easily found in fully red gem condition from fresh or just lightly worn dies. The example illustrated shows what the advanced collector should seek in this issue.

These cents and likewise common in all circulated grades. Examples could be found in pocket change right into the 1960s. From such a large mintage, one would to find some interesting varieties, but this is simply not the case. Nothing good has surfaced.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2014

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1926 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.15 0.20 0.27 0.60 2.00 2.00 4.15 6.00 7.50 8.50 9.50 11.00 13.00 21.00 29.00 38.00 85.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 33.00 44.00 - - -
1926 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 13.00 15.00 18.00 27.00 47.50 75.00 160 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 55.00 85.00 - - -
1926 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 21.00 26.00 38.00 63.00 145 345 1200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 165 400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 988
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/25/2007 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 301 $16.10
7/18/2010 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2890, 2890/Lot# 1144 $20.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(2), 1167/Lot# 3903 $120.75
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6687 $43.48
8/18/2013 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131335/Lot# 22553 $88.00
5/4/2014 NGC MS 65   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 185965 $45.00
7/18/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21027 $346.63
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 573 $51.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333336121220283237165085119155320360401479785
3333481215232934372762961312103333744275810
00000012152329343727629613121033337442700
000000121725313537397310814326534738745300
1926 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24282832323737414145455020721111942885275846467541178
25282932343738414245475037851392253685466056828950
000000384142454750378513922536854660568200
000000404144454850559816625744756562571800
1926 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base323232373741454550545459321061552484899001886203322853216
3232343738424547515456595712218632862612291935211725950
0000004547515456595712218632862612291935211700
0000004548535457598113921740976315571984220100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1886
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 900
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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