Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 81,390,000
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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1940 D 1C MS obverse 1940 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Another high mintage issue, the 1940-D cent is common across all grades, and most pieces were quite well made.

Mintages rose rapidly starting in 1940 and peaked in 1944. This story was news at the time: "Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, Director of the Mint, said that an increased demand for coins has forced operation of the Philadelphia and Denver Mints on twenty-four hour schedules, and the one at San Francisco on sixteen hours daily. She said that it had been necessary to draw on the Denver Mint for coin shipments to the Philadelphia region. Better business conditions are attributed as the cause."

A very distinct repunched mintmark variety is recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1940 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.07 0.10 0.25 0.50 0.70 0.90 1.00 1.10 1.25 2.00 2.50 3.25 5.50 9.50 16.00 33.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 4.75 9.00 14.50 25.00 75.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 12.50 20.00 45.00 180 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2450 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1427
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2002 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22101, 22101/Lot# 11098 $75.90
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 67   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 409 $310.50
5/16/2005 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 60 $16.10
11/18/2007 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 2450, 2450/Lot# 1053 $134.40
1/20/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/20/2013, 58/Lot# 96055 $19.00
4/10/2015 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3529, 6098/Lot# 21060 $4.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333339204598194354620
3333333333333351228621302474420
00000033333333512286213024700
00000033333333716368016230000
1940 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333122850102288323389655
333333333333361735671643003454780
0000003333333617356716430034500
0000003333333923438522631136700
1940 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333332437671835756357431163
33333333333331028471063145956718830
000000333333310284710631459567100
000000333333317335714444461570700
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 575
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 575
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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