Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 196,429,785
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1917 1C MS obverse 1917 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Another record was set for cent production in 1917, as America entered the Great War. The economy was in overdrive, and the imposition of wartime emergency taxes further added to the demand for minor coins.

This issue is readily available across a broad span of grades, and even fully red gems are attainable without too much searching. Well worn examples still turn up in circulation from time to time, if the reports of coin publication readers are to be believed.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1917 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.25 0.35 0.50 4.00 7.00 14.00 15.00 15.50 16.00 16.50 17.50 26.00 35.00 55.00 155 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 38.00 60.00 165 - - -
1917 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 35.00 55.00 95.00 240 520 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 60.00 105 240 - - -
1917 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 100.00 160 520 1650 7000 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 57.50 110 270 735 2100 13000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 964
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1917 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base23528925615451518-535454017-----304
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Total23528925615451518-535454017-----304
 1 %12 %9 %3 %8 %2 %5 %1 %2 %5 %6 %-2 %12 %15 %13 %6 %----- 
1917 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1122010119511120----451
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Total----------1122010119511120----451
 ----------0 %0 %0 %4 %22 %43 %25 %4 %---- 
1917 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------21010069271---209
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Total-------------21010069271---209
 -------------1 %5 %48 %33 %13 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 63   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 340 $5,175.00
2/19/2007 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA US Coin Online Session #431, 431/Lot# 7332 $57.00
6/25/2007 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 2386, 2386/Lot# 1027 $35.00
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131234/Lot# 24029 $111.63
9/30/2012 NGC MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 76789 $33.00
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 128732 $55.00
9/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7225 $352.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Red Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4101 $14,687.50
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1223/Lot# 3242 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333361228415054596372106143212502558615680793918
3334817324451566066831181663095215776377188350
0000003244515660668311816630952157763771800
0000003747535762699513118940553959665875500
1917 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336691637455459677210214322035165311661269137915681776
3467112340485662698211616926445282412001306144216370
00000040485662698211616926445282412001306144200
00000042515764709212919430755299512351342150500
1917 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912204150596776811432013815391166223344318644937010141
6791015274453627078102162261434748152229665835888696270
0000004453627078102162261434748152229665835888600
0000004756647379122182321486957187736987240912800
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1166
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1166
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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