Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 421,414,384
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1956 1C MS obverse 1956 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

With nearly a half million pieces coined, this issue is hardly rare, even in fully red gem condition. It is only at the MS 67 RD level that the population thins considerably. Overly used dies, combined with a decades long deterioration of the obverse master hub, rendered most pieces mushy, the example illustrated being typical in this respect.

Though several cud die breaks are known for 1956(P) cents, these are generally collected under the heading of mint errors rather than varieties. In the latter category there are only very minor doubled-dies of interest solely to specialists.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1956 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.38 0.65 0.80 1.20 6.00 11.00 - - - -
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1956 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.50 9.00 22.00 - - - -
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1956 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 16.00 47.50 1650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 5250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2112
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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8/16/2015 MS 63  Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8707


Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1130 $86.25
11/6/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27112, 27112/Lot# 13107 $64.00
1/3/2011 NGC AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 3 $575.00
11/20/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3385, 3385/Lot# 1028 $14.00
6/2/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 101362 $330.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 130842 $15.00
2/2/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168162 $7.00
4/6/2014 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 798, 807/Lot# 728 $1,775.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333362045570142615051609
3333333333333341028220855145215390
0000003333333341028220855145200
00000033333333515363951140147800
1956 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333122881615151516091707
3333333333333361745259915154616410
0000003333333361745259915154600
00000033333333922634371215157700
1956 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333324591471450160917391878
333333333333331035885811503165217850
000000333333331035885811503165200
00000033333333174711710151556169500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1450
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1450
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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