Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS obverse 1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1960 Small Date Lincoln cents are a well-known and popular variety. The Mint found that the "0" in the date of the small date variety was subject to breakage and filling with a die chip. Because of this, the mint scrapped that particular master die and created a new one with enlarged digits in the date. Because of this, the 1960 small date Lincoln cent is the scarcer of the two types.

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Last Updated: 6/10/2016

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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Brown
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red Brown
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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.00 14.00 35.00 45.00 2750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1422
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/26/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2455, 2455/Lot# 1055 $38.00
8/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68083, 68083/Lot# 63181 $54.00
8/26/2008 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28091, 28091/Lot# 21127 $23.00
9/23/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28095, 28095/Lot# 25184 $35.00
3/31/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29042, 29042/Lot# 22055 $45.00
4/30/2009 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 367, 373/Lot# 5102 $34.00
2/3/2010 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2807, 2807/Lot# 1072 $14.00
8/31/2014 NGC MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 197599 $10.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 1C MS SMALL DATE Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366992050596785111
3333333333346791330536273940
000000333334679133053627300
000000333335689164056647900
1960 1C MS SMALL DATE Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333366375994102123502891
33333333333346164471971092496320
000000333333461644719710924900
000000333333562752829911637600
1960 1C MS SMALL DATE Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333336916243241541431832885308634283502
333333334711192735458415610842952320034530
000000334711192735458415610842952320000
0000003358142129385011317019843019331400
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2885
Owner: 23pairer1
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 183
Owner: asdfgh
 
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