Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 31,170,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1928 D 1C MS obverse 1928 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is readily available in all circulated grades, and Mint State pieces of so-so quality are likewise common. Several Denver Mint coins of the late 1920s were not issued in great numbers until the worst of the Great Depression began to lift in 1934, and these were commonplace in coin ads of the late 1930s and '40s.

While more sharply struck as a rule than D-Mint cents of 1926 and earlier, fully struck examples are still the exception. Most will show light to moderate erosion of the dies.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 8/8/2014

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1928 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.65 0.90 1.35 2.60 5.50 16.00 19.00 23.00 30.00 36.00 40.00 50.00 67.50 100.00 275 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 80.00 115 - - - -
1928 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 47.50 62.50 95.00 190 380 1050 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 120 220 450 - - -
1928 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 120 260 1375 7350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 400 1700 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 549
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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11/4/2017 MS 65  Red Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 19187


Auction Prices Realized

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7/1/1998 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 1063, 1063/Lot# 1063 $119.90
5/6/2003 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23052, 23052/Lot# 11027 $172.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 341 $920.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 39588 $330.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20058 $117.50
8/24/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 533 $900.00
3/8/2015 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131511/Lot# 25202 $34.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1928 1C MS D Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333392037637694123147163201265366774849931101811701338
33351326466782104131152176222299502799876960106912260
000000466782104131152176222299502799876960106900
000000547288113139158188244332638824904989111900
1928 1C MS D Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366122441728510213516319424835159795817531893204022922567
34681630517691113144173212282433717122318001942212423840
000000517691113144173212282433717122318001942212400
000000628196124154184230317515838148818461991220800
1928 1C MS D Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66991628458194115147179212366489820226846814968526757736313
67911203457851011261581902634075991303307247775068543659530
00000057851011261581902634075991303307247775068543600
00000069901081361682013154487101785387748725167560400
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2268
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2268
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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