Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 156,696,734
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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1938 1C MS obverse 1938 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Coin production dipped in 1938, as the nation experienced a setback from the economic recovery period of 1933-36. The Philadelphia Mint struck just over half the number of cents in 1938 that it had the previous year.

Enough rolls were saved of this issue to make it nearly as common as surrounding dates, but prices have long been higher in the Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1938 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.38 0.75 1.30 1.50 1.65 1.90 4.00 4.25 4.75 5.50 9.00 18.00 38.00 - - -
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1938 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4.50 5.00 7.00 9.50 17.50 32.00 65.00 - - -
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1938 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 6.00 8.00 11.00 17.50 29.00 62.50 215 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 1500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2035
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/1999 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1211, 1211/Lot# 1090 $54.50
2/1/2005 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25022, 25022/Lot# 13100 $31.00
6/12/2006 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 91, 96/Lot# 73 $103.50
1/21/2007 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #67014, 67014/Lot# 23106 $74.75
5/9/2010 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 2850, 2850/Lot# 1204 $58.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1110 $1,175.00
11/24/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 130859 $79.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336669121216162072155179220392
333333346671012131617371001631932770
0000003466710121316173710016319300
0000003566811121516195512717120600
1938 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666669999991216202863131255288345591
666667999991013172340861722663074270
0000009999910131723408617226630700
00000099999111519255110821427732600
1938 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699999991212121216202845892486537198371294
79999991012121213172334601423836757589890
000000910121212131723346014238367575800
000000911121212151925397419551869779800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: deadeye
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Sierra Collection
 
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