Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 7,160,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1922 D 1C MS obverse 1922 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Overproduction of cents during 1916-20, couples with a severe nationwide recession during 1920-22, reduced the demand for cents to the point where only Denver stuck this denomination in 1922. This coinage was effected entirely during January-February, when cent production was suspended until the latter part of 1924.

1922-D cents displaying full strikes are available, though the majority of this date reveal varying degrees of weakness. The example illustrated was coined with a fresh obverse die that was paired with an already worn reverse that may have left over from the 1920-D production.

Coins displaying full or nearly full red color are not particularly rare, but the generally poor quality of most of this issue precludes the certification of these as gems (MS 65 RD or higher) in all but a very few instances.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1922 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 22.00 24.00 32.00 55.00 75.00 80.00 85.00 105 110 125 150 195 260 460 1380 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 215 290 - - - -
1922 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 125 135 160 245 370 715 2600 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 245 425 1000 - - -
1922 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 235 375 470 1410 10850 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 400 850 1575 24000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2566
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
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: 10/8/2019 1922 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base222043693454719911039466443118536762104----2027
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Total222043693454719911039466443118536762104----2027
 1 %10 %18 %17 %23 %5 %5 %2 %2 %3 %2 %0 %1 %3 %3 %3 %0 %0 %---- 
1922 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------13912116939-----369
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---------------2------2
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Total------------13912117139-----371
 ------------0 %11 %33 %46 %11 %----- 
1922 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------63999242----170
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Total-------------63999242----170
 -------------4 %23 %58 %14 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/17/2001 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21014, 21014/Lot# 4023 $800.00
11/8/2009 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 2768, 2768/Lot# 1150 $230.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 623 $258.75
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24243 $79.90
5/26/2013 PCGS VF 25   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117407 $110.00
6/15/2014 NGC XF 40   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 808, 817/Lot# 26 $35.00
3/20/2016 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131613/Lot# 29047 $74.00
4/25/2019 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1294/Lot# 3111 $16,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1922 1C MS D Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base63677685102175220255272330381409437502597745102811231222132815131716
64707991126190232261291347390418459534646839106011561257139015810
000000232261291347390418459534646839106011561257139000
000000243266311364400428480565696934109111891293145100
1922 1C MS D Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72768594115190241278295354409437463527674949139328073004321135633943
7379881011402072532843153724184464845767661097186428733073332836900
0000002532843153724184464845767661097186428733073332800
0000002662893343914284545066258571245233629383142344600
1922 1C MS D Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81851751021272092623013173814394694975978471333252560076351671073137956
8211517511015422727530633840044947853068010091730368661226471691175270
00000027530633840044947853068010091730368661226471691100
00000028831236042045948856476411712128484662366590711200
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2525
Owner: Albert Huber
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2525
Owner: KKM
 
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