Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,734
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 PF obverse 1938 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint continued to produce proofs of excellent quality during 1938, but its practice of repolishing used proof dies to further extend their life left many of the resulting coins with missing or incomplete features. Note the partially effaced lapel on the cent illustrated.

Cameo examples of this date are very rare, and there's no indication that the Mint intended to produce this desirable feature. Few collectors of the time commented on the absence of cameo contrast, and so the complete polishing of dies continued.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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1938 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 37.50 45.00 57.50 72.50 100.00 - - - - -
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1938 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 47.50 57.50 75.00 100.00 135 230 - - - -
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1938 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 53.00 67.50 100.00 135 225 500 2900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 1025 - -
1938 1C PF Red, Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 850 1750 4500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 957
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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9/6/2004 NGC PF 67   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 408 $1,093.00
1/3/2005 NGC PF 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Year End Internet-Only Auction, 27/Lot# 134 $92.00
3/9/2008 PCGS PF 67   Red Teletrade Auction 2500, 2500/Lot# 1049 $4,144.00
2/22/2013 NGC PF 65   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8417 $1,210.25
7/27/2013 PCGS   Red, Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1571 $1,527.50
12/22/2013 NGC PF 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 153306 $110.00
9/4/2014 NGC PF 66   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 3760 $1,057.50
11/2/2014 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131445/Lot# 24313 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base369121620242837631021311551832342953725071278145516491862
4710131721253146761121391642002543214177641337152017200
000000253146761121391642002543214177641337152000
0000002734548912114717421727534646210211396158400
1938 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base369121620243241721191471942302883664636841886203322852555
47101317212735518812816320624931439853710851935211723750
0000002735518812816320624931439853710851935211700
00000029386210313817821826934043161014851984220100
1938 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base39121620242841548513518321627836647767411522960316535143817
5101317212532456410215119423730740354383317553028328136150
00000032456410215119423730740354383317553028328100
00000037507511816720525733744060899323573097339800
1938 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3162428374559811833044505276427259901558230236395037552460566685
719253140506611522335347656567081311791806274841055199570162660
0000006611522335347656567081311791806274841055199570100
0000007414926440150160469790213692054319345715362587900
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Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 2960
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: PF 65 RD CAMEO
Points: 2302
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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