Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 657,828,600
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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1942 1C MS obverse 1942 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage issue that is fairly common in fully red gem condition from the abundance of rolls saved at the time. Its mintage would have been even higher, but copper was being rationed for the war effort. Tin was already in short supply and was mostly removed from this year's cent production, having no effect whatsoever on the coins' appearance or wearing qualities.

Two nice doubled-die obverse varieties are sought by specialists, and these are likewise recognized by NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1942 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.40 0.40 0.45 0.50 0.55 0.65 1.10 1.20 1.30 2.40 3.85 6.25 12.00 29.00 - - -
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1942 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.75 7.65 11.00 16.75 38.00 - - -
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1942 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.00 11.50 19.00 35.00 325 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2426
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Date
Service
Grade
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5/7/1997 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 0943, 943/Lot# 1086 $65.40
3/28/2010 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2830, 2830/Lot# 1267 $35.00
11/9/2010 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10332 $69.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 659, 666/Lot# 6140 $374.90
12/31/2012 PCGS MS 70   Red Teletrade Auction 3408, 3408/Lot# 1048 $35.00
6/5/2013 NGC VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 9613 $1,880.00
6/16/2013 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 62704 $30.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339243754102119135155
33333333333335142842701071241410
000000333333351428427010712400
000000333333371932488611312900
1942 1C MS Red Brown
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Base3333333333333616324576127179201230
33333333333349213655931441862100
000000333333492136559314418600
00000033333351226406511016119300
1942 1C MS Red
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Base33333333333333244563119437502253245639
3333333333333103151812251965512254290
0000003333333103151812251965512200
00000033333331738571003313493522300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: SPHansen
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 437
Owner: Big Tiger
 
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