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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2019

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1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 - - - -
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.50 10.00 12.50 20.00 - - - -
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 15.00 20.00 30.00 400 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1619
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11231----8
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Total-------------11231----8
 -------------13 %13 %25 %38 %13 %---- 
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------16209----36
-----------------1----1
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Total--------------162010----37
 --------------3 %16 %54 %27 %---- 
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1610160683625---1575
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-----------------11---2
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Total-------------1610160683726---1577
 -------------0 %0 %6 %38 %53 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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8/25/1997 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 0974, 974/Lot# 1083 $20.75
7/5/2000 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1329, 1329/Lot# 1082 $11.75
6/27/2006 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26071, 26071/Lot# 11042 $17.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 103 $30.00
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 154630 $20.00
6/29/2014 NGC MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 197598 $10.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366992050596785111
3333333333346791330536273940
000000333334679133053627300
000000333335689164056647900
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366663750811231636202048
333333333346661641609513631510960
000000333346661641609513631500
0000003333566627467110915046800
1960 SMALL DATE 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333336916243241541431832885308634283502
333333334711192735458415610842952320034530
000000334711192735458415610842952320000
0000003358142129385011317019843019331400
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2885
Owner: 23pairer1
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2885
Owner: Penny Man
 
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