Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,500,000
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 D 1C MS obverse 1932 D 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue shares with 1932(P) the dubious distinction of being almost entirely unneeded at the time of production. Most pieces were simply bagged and stored awaiting better times, and collectors had a difficult time obtaining even single pieces. This, of course, fueled the demand for entire rolls, and when these were finally released around 1934-35 they went mostly to speculators.

Examples were always scarce in circulation, but plenty of Mint State pieces have survived. These coins are usually well struck from only lightly worn dies, and fully red gems are available to advanced collectors.

The cents of 1932 were the last to utilize the Small D mintmark employed since 1917. This puncheon showed signs of filling in on some 1932-dated coins, and it was discontinued at that time. Existing revere dies for other denominations still appeared with the Small D in 1934, but these typically produced a minority of the coins bearing that date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1932 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.30 1.70 2.35 2.85 4.65 11.50 12.50 13.50 15.50 22.50 27.50 30.00 35.00 47.50 130 - - - -
$ - - - - - 25.50 30.00 33.00 38.00 55.00 - - -
1932 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 27.00 33.00 39.00 60.00 85.00 190 - - - -
$ - - - - - 30.00 37.00 43.00 65.00 105 - - -
1932 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 57.50 110 210 1150 10750 - - -
$ - - - - - - 45.00 65.00 145 450 2600 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 429
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/9/1999 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 1197, 1197/Lot# 1078 $70.85
5/9/2005 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Auction #373, 373/Lot# 347 $299.00
11/9/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68113, 68113/Lot# 63057 $661.25
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1542 $805.00
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156014 $26.99
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 794, 803/Lot# 458 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1932 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366916414550546381321151231431944505025566531036
34671124424751576981601181301602794675205887810
0000004247515769816011813016027946752058800
0000004448536075818712013617736548553862100
1932 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202020242424282832323737451351592373205976617278461306
202021242425282932343740751431852654126186837679990
0000002829323437407514318526541261868376700
00000028313235374210515121129250564070580600
1932 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3232373741414545505459597216323039564217995316563161628048
323437384142454751565963102185285477102829715421580867910
000000454751565963102185285477102829715421580800
000000454853575968133208340560141341445526598500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 5316
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1799
Owner: Revenant
 
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