Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,411,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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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: 642
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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1/24/2000 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 1262, 1262/Lot# 1031 $283.40
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 239 $230.00
7/4/2006 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 94, 99/Lot# 13 $2,041.25
1/25/2009 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69021, 69021/Lot# 61013 $86.25
10/21/2012 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 79997 $66.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5249 $211.50
2/22/2015 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131509/Lot# 21041 $79.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1624284194248311360381423502539563620695916130314151533165918762113
192532591452693273673954495145475826457691045134014541575173119550
0000003273673954495145475826457691045134014541575173100
0000003443744094765275556016708421174137814941617180400
1912 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base243237451022683363894124565395976207058471110154219282464264329483279
273440641572913543974274845586056487529351254167121072524274530580
0000003543974274845586056487529351254167121072524274500
00000037140444151157861267780010221398179922852583284600
1912 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3241455411535436342344551557764066379311381461269953675787612366877289
3542487419535738343046853659864870690812461874358855075899631168880
00000038343046853659864870690812461874358855075899631100
000000403438492556619655750102313532286447856476011649900
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2699
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 1542
Owner: Joshua Murphy
 
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