Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,396,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1931 1C MS obverse 1931 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The effects of the Great Depression are reflected in this small mintage---only one-eighth that of 1930. Fortunately for today's collectors, there was already a steady following for Lincoln Cents at the time, and enough were preserved to make fully red gems only slightly scarce. Worn examples are somewhat scarcer than for Philadelphia Mint cents of earlier years, but they certainly are not rare.

Most cents coined during the worst years of the Depression (1931-33) are almost routinely well struck from unworn dies. This is due in part to their limited numbers, but there also seems to have been more care taken at this time when even Mint jobs were threatened.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1931 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.75 0.75 1.50 3.00 5.50 8.75 10.00 12.00 16.50 20.00 21.50 27.00 35.00 42.00 70.00 110 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 38.00 50.00 - - - -
1931 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 33.00 40.00 55.00 100 265 - - - -
1931 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 50.00 80.00 165 450 4400 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 100 190 650 10750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 765
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/8/2021 1931 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1534-244--111317182----84
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Total---1534-244--111317182----84
 ---1%6%4%5%-2%5%5%--13%15%20%21%2%---- 
1931 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------65511374281---277
----------------1-1---2
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Total-------------65511375282---279
 -------------2%20%41%27%10%1%--- 
1931 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------101181581099---404
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Total--------------1011815810912---407
 --------------2%29%39%27%3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 1C MS BN
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Base333361220323745638194111143175272395442489579680
3334815243440516985100122154207313411458519613714
00000024344051698510012215420731341145851900
00000028354257759010513216424035442647354900
1931 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336691624374150728911113516322036675482990810481204
3467111928384457789611914418226949577985595511001264
00000028384457789611914418226949577985595500
0000003340476583104127154201317625804882100100
1931 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699122028414554819812315520130456312394431470651725671
679101523324248638710613417023539078823034523486153385955
000000324248638710613417023539078823034523486100
0000003744517292115144186270477101433674614501700
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1239
Owner: PDL57
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1239
Owner: rlm's cents
 
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