Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 157,088,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1926 1C MS obverse 1926 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Blessed with a large mintage and slightly better than usual quality control for the 1920s, the 1926(P) cent is easily found in fully red gem condition from fresh or just lightly worn dies. The example illustrated shows what the advanced collector should seek in this issue.

These cents and likewise common in all circulated grades. Examples could be found in pocket change right into the 1960s. From such a large mintage, one would to find some interesting varieties, but this is simply not the case. Nothing good has surfaced.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1926 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.15 0.35 0.35 1.00 2.00 5.50 6.00 7.50 8.50 10.00 11.00 13.00 21.00 29.00 38.00 85.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 33.00 45.00 - - -
1926 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 13.00 15.00 18.00 27.00 47.50 75.00 160 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 55.00 85.00 - - -
1926 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 15.00 21.00 26.00 38.00 63.00 110 345 845 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 165 400 2400 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1106
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1926 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1333211114-312162841----84
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Total-1333211114-312162841----84
 -1 %4 %4 %4 %2 %1 %1 %1 %1 %5 %-4 %14 %19 %33 %5 %1 %---- 
1926 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------950114447----224
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Total-------------950114447----224
 -------------4 %22 %51 %20 %3 %---- 
1926 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1------------22115238321722---798
-----------------1----1
---------------2211---6
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Total1------------22115438521923---805
 0 %------------0 %3 %19 %48 %27 %3 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2005 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 101 $250.70
2/25/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2332, 2332/Lot# 1024 $100.80
3/6/2008 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 March Phoenix, AZ (ANA) Signature Auction #1102, 1102/Lot# 228 $2,300.00
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1379 $414.00
9/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 47305 $357.50
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20205 $11.75
9/10/2019 PCGS MS 61   Brown Heritage Auctions 2019 September 10 Special Offering Error Coins Online Auction Session(1), 60151/Lot# 91053 $264.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1926 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333691220283237415085119155320360401479565
3333471015232934384462961312103333744275080
00000010152329343844629613121033337442700
000000111725313540477310814326534738745300
1926 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3336691216243237505972111194288527584646754875
334671013192734415363851392253685466056827940
000000131927344153638513922536854660568200
000000152129354656689816625744756562571800
1926 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6669912162028374159851061552484899001928207823332612
667910131723313847689212218632862612431978216324260
0000001723313847689212218632862612431978216300
0000001925344053769913921740976315852028224800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1928
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 900
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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