Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,040,515,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1945 1C MS obverse 1945 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This was the second year of "shellcase" cent production, so called because some of the metal used was obtained from brass cartridge cases recovered from military training facilities. The only real difference between these coins and the pre-war composition was the omission of tin in the alloy. Since this typically comprised only 1% of the total mass, its absence is not evident from visual inspection.

This issue had an enormous mintage, second only to that of 1944(P) and one which not be exceeded until the 1956-D cents. Thus, examples are plentiful in gem condition through the grade of MS 67 RD.

No major varieties are noted for 1945(P) cents, though they did seem to suffer quite a number of cud die breaks. These oddities straddle the fields of varieties versus mint errors, and they are collected by enthusiasts in both areas.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1945 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.15 0.20 0.60 1.20 1.85 3.50 8.50 12.50 27.50 - - -
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1945 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3.25 4.75 11.00 16.50 45.00 - - -
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1945 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.00 21.00 40.00 1200 4900 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2587
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
3/21/2001 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1419, 1419/Lot# 1042 $23.75
12/16/2003 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23124, 23124/Lot# 11095 $37.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 238 $18.40
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 7384 $1,265.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 67   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 197 $86.25
12/2/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 52948 $15.00
4/22/2015 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1219/Lot# 3383 $4,465.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 1C MS Brown
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
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1945 1C MS Red Brown
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Base333333333333339164167183209230412
333333333333351124501061922162910
0000003333333511245010619221600
0000003333333714335814420022300
1945 1C MS Red
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Base33333333333333332851831886378339835366
3333333333333313501187512518385044440
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00000033333333226715013183151391600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1886
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1886
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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