Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,520
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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1939 1C PF obverse 1939 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1939 saw a reduction in proof cent sales, the first since the new program began in 1936. This date is only moderately scarce in fully red gem condition, though cameo-designated pieces remain quite rare.

Collectors should seek examples from fresh dies, as these will have the greatest amount of detail, particularly with respect to the shallower features of the design. Even then, proofs of 1936 and later years through 1968 will never have the detail of the 1909-16 issues, as the master hubs simply wore down from years of use.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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1939 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 32.00 40.00 55.00 70.00 105 - - - -
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1939 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 32.50 45.00 65.00 75.00 115 250 - - - -
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1939 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 43.00 55.00 75.00 135 200 475 2700 - - -
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1939 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 225 500 1150 4400 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 981
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/19/1998 NGC PF 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1016, 1016/Lot# 1055 $92.65
4/13/1998 PCGS PF 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1040, 1040/Lot# 1065 $130.80
1/16/2007 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #27014, 27014/Lot# 13197 $51.00
4/28/2008 NGC PF 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 242, 248/Lot# 166 $448.50
5/24/2009 NGC PF 66   Red Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 355 $276.00
2/17/2013 PCGS PF 63   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 53090 $46.78
9/12/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3499, 6053/Lot# 21032 $229.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161628508110211512716723026837511031264144116371637
1616161616162035608810611914018824330461811571323150616370
0000002035608810611914018824330461811571323150600
0000002443719511112315420925533986012101382157200
1939 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161628508510612717120129836056315581765199222402240
1616161616162035629211314218123331942889516271841207522400
0000002035629211314218123331942889516271841207500
00000024437399120156191266339495122616961916215700
1939 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616325998123171216282423563104823422807292532533253
161616161616214172106139186238329470725147924972846303432530
000000214172106139186238329470725147924972846303400
000000275085115155201260376516886191126522886314400
1939 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161621633648757572594987413332197288551585656618967586758
16161616161683256386516625800949102716212426364353245834637967580
00000083256386516625800949102716212426364353245834637900
000000149296437546675874949118019092656440054906011656800
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Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 3194
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 2807
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
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