Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,247,952
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1957 1C PF obverse 1957 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof set sales again nearly doubled from the previous year, but a figure of more than a million proof sets seemed to scare many in the coin business. The speculative market in such coins collapsed under the weight of overproduction, and this set was a drug on the market for the next 20 years.

This immense mintage resulted in a large population of fully red gems, but most of these have little or no contrast. Cameo pieces are not rare, but Ultra Cameo specimens are very rare in relation to the total mintage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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1957 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.75 4.50 6.00 9.75 13.50 22.50 37.50 - -
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1957 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 19.00 25.00 35.00 85.00 375 -
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1957 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.50 30.00 50.00 235 875 1250 -
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1957 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 875 2900 5500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3398
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/7/1998 NGC PF 68   Red Teletrade Auction 1013, 1013/Lot# 1073 $23.75
3/20/2008 NGC PF 69   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 231, 237/Lot# 5162 $43.00
4/24/2011 PCGS PF 68   Red Teletrade Auction 3053, 3053/Lot# 1121 $97.75
9/23/2012 NGC PF 67   Red, Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 62918 $82.50
12/9/2012 NGC PF 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 79386 $16.00
3/2/2014 PCGS PF 67   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131410/Lot# 29067 $108.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1957 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333333333324304
3333333333333333333101170
00000033333333333331000
00000033333333333331700
1957 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333691216162024376385127230437725
3333333471013161721284570991612995330
00000034710131617212845709916129900
000000358111416182232547711319536800
1957 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333912202828324163119183674120617992585
333333351014222829354881140346851140320610
000000351014222829354881140346851140300
00000037111725283038551001615101028160100
1957 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333151241357429448484572735113814162426347047246285
333333352181279381435460513626869123017522774388852440
000000352181279381435460513626869123017522774388800
00000031012113184054414725426801003132320893122430600
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Grade: PF 69 RD
Points: 15260
Owner: Zakmar
 
Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 3194
Owner: jwkramer61
 
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