Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 41,730,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1929 D 1C MS obverse 1929 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was a high mintage issue for the Denver Mint, and it came at the onset of the Great Depression. As a consequence, many of these coins remained undistributed until 1933-34 and were then scooped up by the nascent roll market. 1929-D have always been common in Mint State, though fully red gems remain fairly scarce.

Most 1929-D cent are poorly struck as the result of overly worn dies. Blurring and stretching of peripheral elements, such as the wheat heads and the second 9 of the date are quite often seen. A fully struck example from fresh dies is a rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1929 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.50 0.75 1.25 1.75 6.00 13.00 13.00 14.50 20.00 25.00 30.00 32.00 37.00 52.00 110 250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 45.00 60.00 135 - - -
1929 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 33.00 40.00 66.00 81.00 240 500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 95.00 300 - - -
1929 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 81.00 185 550 2650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 60.00 - 325 900 5500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 480
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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 1929 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1345241311--173127141----124
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Total--1345241311--173127141----124
 --1 %2 %3 %4 %2 %3 %1 %2 %9 %--14 %25 %22 %11 %1 %---- 
1929 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------74192464----190
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Total-------------74192464----190
 -------------4 %22 %48 %24 %2 %---- 
1929 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------21899416----166
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---------------1-1----2
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Total-------------218100417----168
 -------------1 %11 %60 %24 %4 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 344 $603.75
2/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3009, 3009/Lot# 1057 $14.00
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 94958 $566.50
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 750 $2,400.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5299 $88.13
10/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131441/Lot# 23067 $66.00
1/4/2015 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131502/Lot# 23862 $359.55
12/17/2017 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131752/Lot# 27454 $114.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 1C MS D Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333616284550597610212313115522040972579887510101160
3334920344753658510912613917728351474982492010600
000000344753658510912613917728351474982492000
000000394856709311612814719834662077484996500
1929 1C MS D Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366920375054678511513516323029870511381239134615331738
34671326415158739512214418525343484911721275140816010
000000415158739512214418525343484911721275140800
0000004653637910512815420827556999412051310147100
1929 1C MS D Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912244154597694127147220304620117933653590382642264656
67910163045566582105134171248409806190834403669395943690
00000045566582105134171248409806190834403669395900
00000050577088116140196276515993263635153747409300
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1179
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 725
Owner: coppermania
 
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