Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 28,446,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1934 D 1C MS obverse 1934 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Since economic recovery came slower in the Midwest than in the rest of the nation, Denver's coinage production did not keep pace with that of Philadlephia. Despite a modest mintage by later standards, the 1934-D cent is common in all circulated grades, and gem Mint State examples exist in sufficient numbers to satisfy advanced collectors.

The challenge with 1934-D cents is in finding well struck specimens from fresh dies. The Denver Mint returned to its old practice of overusing dies and permitting them to display severe erosion lines and loss of detail.

Several varieties are noted for this issue, but the two most desirable are listed at left and recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

The periods in V.D.B. were no longer visible on cents dated 1934-68, as these had worn off of the obverse master hub. A fresh hub for 1969's coinage restored the periods, along with sharpening all other features.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1934 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.20 0.25 0.45 0.75 3.00 3.00 7.35 9.00 11.50 14.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 21.00 23.00 28.00 60.00 150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 32.50 70.00 - -
1934 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.50 32.50 50.00 105 260 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 55.00 125 - -
1934 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 21.00 24.00 30.00 57.50 87.50 350 4500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 33.00 65.00 135 880 11500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 877
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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10/15/1997 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 0989, 989/Lot# 1062 $32.75
8/2/2000 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20081, 20081/Lot# 1049 $60.00
9/2/2003 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23092, 23092/Lot# 13142 $201.25
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 5314 $4,600.00
12/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 84307 $72.59
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 471 $325.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 995 $2,115.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7403 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 D 1C MS Brown
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Base1111111111133333616374594194
111111111113333492339611270
0000001111133334923396100
00000011112333351230427700
1934 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base11111111111333339288990821243009
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00000011111333351548362131300
00000011112333372168635171800
1934 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99121624283237374141456376851192726482124300941415563
9101318252933373841425167799617039711402419338646150
00000033373841425167799617039711402419338600
000000353739414357718210722152216322714376300
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 648
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 648
Owner: D.M. Russo
 
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