Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 49,280,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1920 D 1C MS obverse 1920 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1920-D cents were produced in great quantity, but quality was certainly not in the offing. With a sharply reduced staff since and widespread budget cuts since the war's end, mediocre coins would be the norm throughout the 1920s.

Very few 1920-D cents display sharp strikes, as the dies were used far too long. More typical are noticeably worn dies having distorted peripheral elements and one or more cracks (photos). Mint State survivors are seldom found fully red, and this issue presents a real challenge to collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1920 D 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.50 1.25 2.00 4.75 30.00 35.00 45.00 52.00 57.00 80.00 90.00 100.00 145 220 490 1250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 160 275 600 - - -
1920 D 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 130 195 335 650 1600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 145 225 425 875 2700 - -
1920 D 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 160 235 490 1605 28500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 180 285 815 3100 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 561
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 2/18/2020 1920 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-122219105101427111334837173----251
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Total-122219105101427111334837173----251
 -0%1%1%8%4%4%2%4%6%11%0%4%13%19%15%7%1%---- 
1920 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------11756112352----223
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--------------11------2
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Total------------11757113352----225
 ------------0%8%25%50%16%1%---- 
1920 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1251222----87
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---------------2------2
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Total--------------1253222----89
 --------------13%60%25%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33361672115155175212237282330381489631113819282078223525052798
33493586128162187220252298347417536800140119782130232526030
000000128162187220252298347417536800140119782130232500
000000142168200229267314364453584969166520282183241500
1920 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33692081127171190230258304354450620933139321972362253528313152
3471340961421772032392733213865077241086166122522420263429380
0000001421772032392733213865077241086166122522420263400
0000001561842172492893374185638291240192923072477273200
1920 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669122628913918620925127833038152773511242555780882268660938710159
6710952621061551942232602953474305968651601430679478371890296440
0000001551942232602953474305968651601430679478371890200
0000001702012372693133644786669942078605780878515914500
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1138
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1138
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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