Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,062,000
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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1932 1C MS obverse 1932 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This year witnessed the lowest mintage of cents at Philadelphia for the entire Lincoln series. Not since 1877 had so few cents been struck there.

Very difficult for collectors to obtain at the time, 1932(P) cents saw limited distribution, and many hobbyists bought their examples directly from the U. S. Treasury at face value plus postage. Such purchases were restricted to no more than two coins of each date, mint and denomination. A year or two later the balance of the mintage was released, and this date is no longer rare.

1932(P) cents were quite well made overall, and finding a well struck piece with bright, red color is not too difficult. Worn examples were much scarcer in circulation than earlier dates, but these too are common enough to fill everyone's penny folder.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1932 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 1.75 2.10 2.65 4.75 12.50 13.50 15.00 16.50 22.00 24.00 28.00 32.00 43.00 75.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 - - -
1932 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 23.00 26.00 30.00 47.50 68.00 110 - - - -
$ - - - - - 26.00 29.00 33.00 52.50 77.50 - - -
1932 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 45.00 65.00 130 350 3900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 50.00 70.00 195 1000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 704
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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12/29/2000 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1390, 1390/Lot# 1048 $81.75
4/19/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1872, 1872/Lot# 1039 $121.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 353 $184.00
8/10/2004 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24083, 24083/Lot# 11062 $116.15
9/21/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24094, 24094/Lot# 11247 $207.00
5/12/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 115022 $198.59
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 69 $360.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5308 $229.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1932 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669164550545967814198115131175288323363434721
34671126475156627281601041201462133003363875300
0000004751566272816010412014621330033638700
0000004853576476817910912616025031135041000
1932 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331224415454595998212423705111026234840
3333333616294554555972136282517840161433620
0000003616294554555972136282517840161400
0000003920354954575985174352611975211800
1932 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333324416785858989147304527856132133826209
3333333102949738586891081993786361011200843240
0000003102949738586891081993786361011200800
0000003173558798587891272514527461166269500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 856
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 527
Owner: D.M. Russo
 
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