Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,872
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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1940 1C PF obverse 1940 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1940 proof cents are mostly a replay of 1939 in terms of mintage and overall availability, but they are even more rare with cameo contrast. Cent sales always outran those of the other four proof denominations, since so many collectors specialized in this series, but the reactivity of copper caused rapid toning and spotting. Finding pristine gems will always be a challenge.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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1940 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 28.00 38.00 55.00 75.00 100.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 1C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 27.00 32.00 45.00 70.00 105 190 - - - -
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1940 1C PF Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 40.80 47.00 70.00 115 160 475 6100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 9400 -
1940 1C PF Red, Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1400 3500 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 969
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Auction House
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9/20/2015 PF 64  Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 8405


Auction Prices Realized

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8/23/2007 NGC PF 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 171, 177/Lot# 5178 $115.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1126 $488.75
4/12/2009 PCGS PF 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2678, 2678/Lot# 1075 $109.25
1/14/2013 PCGS PF 65   Red Teletrade Auction 3413, 3413/Lot# 1166 $110.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6722 $259.68
10/13/2013 NGC PF 64   Red, Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 143356 $68.96
11/1/2013 PCGS PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7266 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616203763819811514321628836612711450164718621862
161616161616172646698710412416724031466813311516171918620
000000172646698710412416724031466813311516171900
000000193154759210913419226434096913901581179000
1940 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616162445729410612717928836048917071928217124342434
161616161616193154799811314421531240389517812009225924340
000000193154799811314421531240389517812009225900
00000021386387102120162252336446130118542090234600
1940 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616325998123167194272381577102835674080435747974797
161616161616214172106138176220308446727187437384172450447970
000000214172106138176220308446727187437384172450400
000000275085115152185246345512878272139094265465000
1940 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616258395565663908990113815892770323856566189675873647364
161616161616973044525987459351039128819832926404458346379696073640
000000973044525987459351039128819832926404458346379696000
0000001773495086308269631089143923763082485060116568716200
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Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 4265
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 66 RD
Points: 3567
Owner: Joshua Murphy
 
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