Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 157,415,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1930 1C MS obverse 1930 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The very high mintage of this date was based on an earlier level of demand that simply vanished during the course of 1930. The Mint Director's Annual Report sums up the situation during the first half of 1930: "Continued large demand for 1-cent and 5-cent coins ... featured the fiscal year ended June 30, 1930. Overtime operation was required at the Philadelphia mint to meet this demand ..."

With the economy collasing in 1930, many of these cents remained idle for two or more years before finally being withdrawn from Treasury vaults. Fully red gems are plentiful, due in no small part to this delayed release. Most 1930(P) cents are well struck from dies having little or only moderate wear.

Numeral 3 in the date should have had a long tail to be in conformence with the adjacent 9, but the Mint failed to recognize this deficiency until 1934's cent coinage.

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Last Updated: 7/12/2020

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1930 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.10 0.25 0.35 0.75 1.50 2.50 2.75 3.00 4.00 4.75 6.25 7.50 10.25 15.00 23.00 40.00 110 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 45.00 - -
1930 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 9.50 13.50 21.00 42.00 60.00 - - - -
1930 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 12.00 16.00 40.00 65.00 90.00 650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 70.00 175 1950 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3923
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1930 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--254--1--5--492795----71
-----------------1----1
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Total--254--1--5--492796----72
 --3%7%6%--1%--7%--6%13%38%13%8%---- 
1930 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------633111130331---314
----------------1-----1
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Total-------------633111131331---315
 -------------2%10%35%42%10%0%--- 
1930 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------31122916751348272---3538
-----------------1----1
-----------------16---7
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Total-------------31122916751350278---3546
 -------------0%0%6%47%38%8%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1930 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333669122020283759102163395442522615
33333346710152023314473122240411469553646
0000004671015202331447312224041146900
0000005681117202534528814331842649500
1930 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333669912162428375485171237268301363434
3333467910131925314364114193247279322387456
000000791013192531436411419324727932200
000000891115212734487514221525829034200
1930 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336669912121620283745631512554771730186821042362
3466791012131723314051921863298951776194721902480
0000001012131723314051921863298951776194700
000000111215192534425712222040313121822202500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1730
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1730
Owner: Howard
 
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