Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 74,723,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1923 1C MS obverse 1923 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1923(P) cents are readily available in all grades up to and including fully red gem. While some pieces were coined from moderately worn dies, this is not a big challenge in selecting a suitable specimen.

Nearly all 1923-dated cents from both mints were coined during the final quarter of the year, as the nation's economy finally began to recover from its post-war recession.

In yet another lapse in style, the numeral 3 failed to conform to Brenner's font. It should have had a long, sweeping tail as on the cents of 1943 and later decades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/6/2014

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1923 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.30 0.40 0.60 1.05 5.25 9.00 9.75 11.50 13.50 15.00 16.50 23.00 29.00 52.50 125 210 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 - - - -
1923 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 37.50 55.00 90.00 200 485 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 250 - - -
1923 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 52.50 80.00 110 500 1375 2600 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 150 600 2100 8400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 592
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/2/1995 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #136, 136/Lot# 39 $121.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 313 $460.00
5/2/2010 PCGS MS 63   Red Teletrade Auction 2846, 2846/Lot# 1180 $63.25
7/8/2010 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 495, 501/Lot# 7095 $1,000.50
2/5/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/05/2012, 6/Lot# 33411 $412.50
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131317/Lot# 26692 $123.38
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5287 $246.75
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1253/Lot# 15667 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333331624323745545967941192124376427097799031042
3333719273440485662761021502875056647328209490
0000002734404856627610215028750566473282000
0000002935425157648511118136257468775686200
1923 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33366202837415059677615522033662011171217132215071709
3346112331384453627010217725943178611501252138415740
00000031384453627010217725943178611501252138400
00000034404756647312919829752595111841287144500
1923 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666992437414554677685212298597110319284095435547955267
66791428384248587079127241398766137826504182450249520
000000384248587079127241398766137826504182450200
000000404451637382170269497934165333734268464800
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1103
Owner: Albert Huber
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1103
Owner: The Pickle Jar
 
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