Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,411,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1912 D 1C MS obverse 1912 D 1C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

1912-D cents are not rare, but finding one having a sharp strike from fresh dies will be quite challenging. The typical Mint State survivor reveals peripheral die erosion or a weakening of Lincoln's lapel from overpolishing of the die to remove such erosion furrows.

One of the oddities of copper or bronze coinage is that poorly struck pieces tend to retain their mint red color more readily than sharp coins. The latter are almost routinely found brown or, at best, red and brown. This is certainly the case for this issue. Examples in the higher circulated grades are likewise scarce and are affected by the same strike considerations.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1912 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.50 8.00 10.50 23.00 63.00 97.50 105 120 150 165 175 200 235 355 625 - - - - -
$ 70.00 - 110 130 155 - 180 220 260 400 675 - - -
1912 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 190 200 240 315 480 835 1250 2000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 350 575 975 - - -
1912 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 285 500 760 2400 11000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 950 3000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 622
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 238 $356.50
7/4/2006 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 94, 99/Lot# 13 $2,041.25
10/12/2008 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 2597, 2597/Lot# 1050 $437.00
10/21/2012 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 79997 $66.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3137 $1,762.50
3/10/2015 PCGS MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1024 $272.60
6/28/2015 NGC MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3533, 6112/Lot# 20252 $528.75
3/3/2016 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1233/Lot# 4735 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base265278288301317330345360381423502539323620695916130314151533165918762686
2692812923063213353503673954495145394226457691045134014541575173121460
0000003503673954495145394226457691045134014541575173100
0000003553744094765275395216708421174137814941617180400
1912 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3894064234394584774945155345535775974097058471110154219282464264329484064
3954124284454644835015215405615845975087529351254167121072524274533200
0000005015215405615845975087529351254167121072524274500
00000050852854756959059760680010221398179922852583284600
1912 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base31733034536037538940642343945847749455879311381510278154665787612366878687
32133535036538039541242844546448351563690812621934367655735899631173540
00000041242844546448351563690812621934367655735899631100
000000417434452471488537715102313862357457156806011649900
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2781
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 1542
Owner: Joshua Murphy
 
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