Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 47,830,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1918 D 1C MS obverse 1918 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a very high mintage, the 1918-D cent is rare in top grades. These coins were poorly made, with overused dies that were seemingly set slightly further apart than ideal to extend their lives. Fully struck examples are thus very elusive, and those displaying full red color are extremely rare. Most pieces certified as MS RD have a bit subdued, slightly pinkish color, as on the specimen illustrated.

Mint Director Raymond T. Baker commented on the unprecented production of cents in his Annual Report: "Internal revenue taxes on amusement entrance fees and on numerous other services, as well as increased street car fares and additions to other prices, required many 1-cent pieces." The Denver Mint alone used some 467 cent dies this year.

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1918 D 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.75 1.50 2.25 11.00 24.00 33.00 38.00 42.00 60.00 80.00 90.00 120 145 235 625 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 310 - - - -
1918 D 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 110 170 285 485 1475 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 700 2000 - - -
1918 D 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 225 420 1100 3150 32500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1350 5800 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 584
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1918 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base34522611191013233917436861231----359
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Total34522611191013233917436861231----359
 1%1%1%1%7%3%5%3%4%6%11%0%2%12%19%17%6%0%---- 
1918 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------2164991232----183
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Total------------2164991232----183
 ------------1%9%27%50%13%1%---- 
1918 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------4308-----42
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Total--------------4308-----42
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3336124585135143163230298320423515725130314151533165918762113
33482358102138150185253305354454585918134014541575173119552219
000000102138150185253305354454585918134014541575173100
0000001181401562082753133894846551110137814941617180400
1918 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36691650941471551792483203955517931117210622652433261029133240
4671127651121501632022723454476329011447215923212492271130223402
0000001121501632022723454476329011447215923212492271100
00000012915217122529637049971210091776221223772551281200
1918 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699122054102159171194268348426674102117993345820086339083983610635
79101531701211631792192953745097901280231449638344878393341010211167
00000012116317921929537450979012802314496383448783933400
00000014016718624332140059190515402830658284898933958500
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1303
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1117
Owner: bradman
 
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