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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1923 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.30 0.40 0.55 4.60 6.70 9.52 9.75 12.55 13.50 14.00 17.15 23.00 29.00 52.50 130 210 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 - - - -
1923 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 37.50 55.00 90.00 200 485 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 250 - - -
1923 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 53.00 80.00 110 500 1350 2050 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 150 600 1700 8400 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 616
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1923 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1472111213-114242621----91
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Total-1472111213-114242621----91
 -1 %4 %8 %2 %1 %1 %1 %2 %1 %3 %-1 %15 %26 %29 %2 %1 %---- 
1923 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------11063128608----270
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Total------------11063128608----270
 ------------0 %4 %23 %47 %22 %3 %---- 
1923 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------217121792214---255
-----------------6----6
----------------11----2
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Total-------------217121802914---263
 -------------1 %6 %46 %30 %11 %5 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 96 $92.00
9/28/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2098, 2098/Lot# 1031 $403.20
6/18/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2220, 2220/Lot# 1020 $1,092.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 875 $833.75
7/17/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July West Palm Beach, FL) Final Session #443, 443/Lot# 7174 $373.75
6/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20038 $68.15
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 185093 $39.00
12/11/2016 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131651/Lot# 25051 $305.50


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 67 RD
Points: 4095
Owner: pestrele
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1103
Owner: Albert Huber
 
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