Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,396,000
Catalog: KM-132
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
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1931 1C MS obverse 1931 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The effects of the Great Depression are reflected in this small mintage---only one-eighth that of 1930. Fortunately for today's collectors, there was already a steady following for Lincoln Cents at the time, and enough were preserved to make fully red gems only slightly scarce. Worn examples are somewhat scarcer than for Philadelphia Mint cents of earlier years, but they certainly are not rare.

Most cents coined during the worst years of the Depression (1931-33) are almost routinely well struck from unworn dies. This is due in part to their limited numbers, but there also seems to have been more care taken at this time when even Mint jobs were threatened.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2014

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1931 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.50 0.75 1.00 1.50 3.75 3.75 8.75 9.75 11.50 16.00 20.00 23.00 27.00 35.00 42.50 70.00 110 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 37.50 50.00 - - - -
1931 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 33.00 40.00 55.00 100.00 265 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1931 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 50.00 80.00 175 575 7000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 115 235 900 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 635
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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9/20/1999 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1212, 1212/Lot# 1066 $20.75
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1842 $529.00
7/6/2008 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68072, 68072/Lot# 62081 $57.00
10/20/2008 NGC MS 66   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 293, 299/Lot# 88 $172.50
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6707 $129.25
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3197 $5,287.50
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168022 $354.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333361228323745638141111143175272395442489579931
3334817293440516981641221542073134114585196960
0000002934405169816412215420731341145851900
0000003135425775818813216424035442647354900
1931 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2428282832323737414545505913516322036675482990810481584
2528282932343738424547538414418226949577985595512270
0000003738424547538414418226949577985595500
000000374044454856110154201317625804882100100
1931 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4145455054545963677276819415520130456312394431470651726837
42454751545660646973788511417023539078823034523486157270
00000060646973788511417023539078823034523486100
000000626670757990135186270477101433674614501700
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1239
Owner: PDL57
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1239
Owner: rlm's cents
 
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