Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,360,000
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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1933 1C MS obverse 1933 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite its relatively low mintage, the 1933(P) cent is fairly common in Mint State. Most were not released at the time of coining and later fell into the hands of speculators when they were released a year or two later.

Fully red gems are plentiful, though precious few qualify for the highest grades sought by registry collectors. Most survivors are well struck, though a few will show some moderate die erosion. This issue was always somewhat scarce in circulation, but the availablity of so many Mint State coins holds their values in check.

It's likely that the Philadelphia Mint could have skipped cent production altogether in 1933, but it did its best to keep its skilled staff employed until better times arrived. In his book The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, David W. Lange observed that "the 1933 issue was coined in small batches spread out over many months. Clearly...this was a coinage of convenience rather than necessity."

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1933 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.35 1.70 2.25 2.85 5.50 12.50 13.50 14.50 17.00 22.00 26.00 32.00 35.00 45.00 80.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - 24.00 28.00 34.00 38.00 55.00 100.00 - -
1933 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 26.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 82.50 125 650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 90.00 165 - -
1933 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 38.00 72.50 155 490 3000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 35.00 47.50 85.00 220 1100 5250 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 690
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/26/2006 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 668 $3,220.00
11/26/2007 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2455, 2455/Lot# 1026 $380.80
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 65 $287.50
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 7625 $253.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1543 $442.75
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 143778 $400.00
8/24/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 539 $75.00
3/29/2015 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131514/Lot# 21033 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1933 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336692045505459678137106131143183304342384456754
34671328475156627281601141351562233173564085550
0000004751566272816011413515622331735640800
0000004853576476818312313917026432937043200
1933 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202424242828323232373741501231431833144371333144716432381
212424252829323234373844741301562273557361371151218890
000000323234373844741301562273557361371151200
0000003232353740479913617027039610341409157800
1933 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737414145455054595963678113115528251511243406363340185410
3738414245475156596064729813919736071818853482376144820
0000005156596064729813919736071818853482376100
00000053575962667611414724043792126453557389000
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3406
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1124
Owner: D.M. Russo
 
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