Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,150
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1915 1C PF obverse 1915 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date is one in which sharply struck currency coins are often mistaken for proofs. A touch-up of the obverse master hub resulted in greater detail than seen in earlier Lincoln Cents, and a circulation strike from fresh dies is nearly equal to a proof.

Despite this improvement, sales of proof cents continued to slide, and fully red gems of this date are very rare.

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Price Guide

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1915 1C PF Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 425 490 600 875 1150 2800 4700 11500 - - -
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1915 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 450 515 700 975 1325 3375 5450 - 29000 - -
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1915 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1475 2400 8000 14750 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/27/1998 PCGS PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1071, 1071/Lot# 1069 $463.25
5/31/2004 PCGS PF 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 267 $414.00
8/8/2007 PCGS PF 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 278 $4,600.00
1/3/2011 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 187 $2,300.00
10/13/2011 NGC PF 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3254 $3,105.00
7/12/2012 NGC PF 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3244 $977.50
2/22/2013 PCGS   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1178 $2,585.00
8/5/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5537 $22,325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161627842360270510281124127115831843291037125466125522069520695
1616161616161033264836368131060117313751670219931774297782815266206950
000000103326483636813106011731375167021993177429778281526600
0000001913755426719201092122214791756255434454881101901798100
1915 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616163084636557641066115913931683198931833968568478592576825768
1616161616161133605276918651097123714901785238734454540640913829257680
000000113360527691865109712371490178523873445454064091382900
000000211411591728965112813151586188727853706511271341979800
1915 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161652275110211173124913311472210626994694604814619236693631836318
1616161616161855988411072119812761378168323043364514589051763627885363180
000000185598841107211981276137816832304336451458905176362788500
0000003536759311122122413041425189525014029559711762206523210200
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Grade: PF 67 BN
Points: 5466
Owner: S & RB
 
Grade: PF 64 BN
Points: 1843
Owner: Russy
 
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