Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 20,010,000
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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1938 D 1C MS obverse 1938 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1938-D cents were very well made, and Mint State examples are almost always sharply struck from dies that show no more than moderate wear. Fully red gems are slightly scarcer than for most cents of the late 1930s, but not enough to make them rare.

Several minor varieties are known for this issue, but the only one to draw much collector interest is listed at left.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1938 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.20 0.30 0.50 0.85 1.15 1.65 1.85 2.00 2.25 5.00 6.00 8.50 10.00 12.50 17.00 27.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1938 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5.50 7.00 9.50 11.00 17.00 26.00 47.50 - - -
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1938 D 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 7.00 8.50 11.00 14.00 26.00 47.50 225 7500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 3300 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2051
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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9/1/2015 MS 67  Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131535/Lot# 21070


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1/28/2004 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1837, 1837/Lot# 1115 $23.00
11/15/2007 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 5072 $109.25
11/1/2009 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29112, 29112/Lot# 22038 $149.50
1/8/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131203/Lot# 23037 $36.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2222 $111.63
9/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 76799 $27.00
1/20/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 96785 $110.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333333333333
3333333333333333333330
0000003333333333333300
0000003333333333333300
1938 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base999912121212161616161620243754106194220265469
99910121212131616161617212843711352032353330
000000121316161616172128437113520323500
000000121516161616192333488916521125000
1938 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121212121616161620202428324567194674456550216651
101212121213161616172021252936521093541971471755640
000000161616172021252936521093541971471700
000000161616192023273141601525143268486900
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: DaveG
 
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