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
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 53.00 67.50 100.00 135 225 500 2900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1025 - -
1938 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 400 850 1750 4500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 967
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/13/1997 PCGS PF 64   Red Teletrade Auction 0971, 971/Lot# 1072 $39.24
9/6/2004 NGC PF 67   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 408 $1,093.00
9/9/2004 PCGS PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 5636 $425.50
9/5/2005 NGC PF 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #52, 57/Lot# 70 $402.50
1/15/2012 PCGS PF 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131204/Lot# 24058 $56.00
2/19/2012 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 33435 $143.00
2/22/2013 NGC PF 65   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8417 $1,210.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616202428376310213115518323429537250712781455164918621862
16161617212531467611213916420025432141776413371520172018620
00000031467611213916420025432141776413371520172000
000000345489121147174217275346462102113961584179100
1938 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616202432417211914719423028836646368418862033228525552555
161616172127355188128163206249314398537108519352117237525550
000000355188128163206249314398537108519352117237500
0000003862103138178218269340431610148519842201246500
1938 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616202428415485135183216278366477674115229603165351438173817
1616172125324564102151194237307403543833175530283281361538170
0000004564102151194237307403543833175530283281361500
0000005075118167205257337440608993235730973398371600
1938 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1624283745598118330445052764272599015582302363950375524605666856685
192531405066115223353476565670813117918062748410551995701626666850
000000115223353476565670813117918062748410551995701626600
000000149264401501604697902136920543193457153625879647500
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Grade: PF 65 RD CAMEO
Points: 3639
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 3165
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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