Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,600
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 PF obverse 1942 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1942 was the final year in which proof coins could be ordered as singles, and sales of the cent outpaced complete proof sets by more than 10,000 pieces. This is the more readily available of the 1936-42 issues in top grades, and it is also the one most likely to be seen with varying degrees of cameo contrast. Perhaps the Mint used more proof dies than in previous years, rather than simply repolishing just a few dies.

The added labor of producing proof coins caused the suspension of such pieces after 1942 and for the duration of the war.

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1942 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 16.00 19.00 28.00 37.00 62.50 - - - - -
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1942 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 21.00 28.00 42.50 60.00 120 190 700 - - -
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1942 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 29.00 40.00 60.00 105 210 1550 5400 - - -
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1942 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 150 350 750 2250 3250 6750 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1573
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
1/12/1998 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1014, 1014/Lot# 1075 $32.75
11/18/2003 PCGS PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23114, 23114/Lot# 11123 $126.50
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 66   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 360 $517.50
4/15/2012 PCGS PF 65   Red, Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 21542 $127.60
6/2/2013 PCGS PF 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 154 $1,175.00
10/13/2013 PCGS PF 64   Red, Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 139171 $63.10
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 146739 $47.00
3/10/2015 NGC PF 66   Red, Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1031 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616161624415463811231592753309901138130314841484
1616161616161619304557699513519829355010391193136314840
0000001619304557699513519829355010391193136300
00000016213550607510914723631277010891248142400
1942 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616162845597611516721236350220092259253128272827
161616161616162034506589132182262409100420922350263028270
000000162034506589132182262409100420922350263000
0000001624395470102150197313456150721762440272800
1942 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161624416785119163234317534141630713952377941764176
1616161616161930507396134187262389828196833653952391141760
0000001930507396134187262389828196833653952391100
000000213558791081482102894621122251936583952404400
1942 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333316325067851271832303895392113237326542960
33333337213855739914519828343910632199246627560
00000037213855739914519828343910632199246600
0000003112644617911316421433648915882286256000
1942 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161615925537845050262077411031903261439224361476752375237
1616161616166419129640246754167188413702140305040684496492452370
0000006419129640246754167188413702140305040684496492400
00000011122333742648558172399316362377348642154632508000
1942 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161642362085699011381707212424643009344751585656618967586758
161616161616152489699901103913281846223726463155401753245834637967580
000000152489699901103913281846223726463155401753245834637900
000000287554777945108915171985235128273301458854906011656800
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Grade: PF 67 RD CAMEO
Points: 4361
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 66 RDC
Points: 3922
Owner: Flyboy
 
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