Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,500,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1932 D 1C MS obverse 1932 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue shares with 1932(P) the dubious distinction of being almost entirely unneeded at the time of production. Most pieces were simply bagged and stored awaiting better times, and collectors had a difficult time obtaining even single pieces. This, of course, fueled the demand for entire rolls, and when these were finally released around 1934-35 they went mostly to speculators.

Examples were always scarce in circulation, but plenty of Mint State pieces have survived. These coins are usually well struck from only lightly worn dies, and fully red gems are available to advanced collectors.

The cents of 1932 were the last to utilize the Small D mintmark employed since 1917. This puncheon showed signs of filling in on some 1932-dated coins, and it was discontinued at that time. Existing revere dies for other denominations still appeared with the Small D in 1934, but these typically produced a minority of the coins bearing that date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1932 D 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 1.75 2.00 2.50 3.00 5.00 11.50 12.50 13.50 15.00 19.50 22.50 27.50 30.00 35.00 47.50 130 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 33.00 38.00 55.00 - - -
1932 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 33.00 39.00 60.00 100.00 190 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 30.00 37.00 43.00 65.00 105 - - -
1932 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 75.00 110 230 575 4500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 45.00 - 145 325 1150 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 558
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1932 D 1C MS Brown
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Base--1-51453913-19191762----95
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Total--1-51453913-19191762----95
 --1 %-5 %1 %4 %5 %3 %9 %14 %-1 %9 %20 %18 %6 %2 %---- 
1932 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base-------------22571469----153
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Total-------------22571469----153
 -------------1 %16 %46 %30 %6 %---- 
1932 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------17631338818---310
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---------------1------1
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Total-------------17641338818---311
 -------------0 %2 %21 %43 %28 %6 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/24/2000 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1337, 1337/Lot# 1049 $39.24
9/13/2007 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 5103 $113.85
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7302 $207.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9712 $747.50
7/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 22819 $58.30
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 115292 $149.60
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5309 $123.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1932 1C MS D Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336691628455054638194115123143194450502556653762
346711203447515769851011181301602794675205886890
00000034475157698510111813016027946752058800
00000039485360759010812013617736548553862100
1932 1C MS D Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66991220325054597289111135159237320597661727846978
6791015243851566378961191431852654126186837678900
00000038515663789611914318526541261868376700
000000445357688310412715121129250564070580600
1932 1C MS D Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base991212162437545967819812316323039564218435316563161626729
910121319284356627287106136185285477104230015421580863510
0000004356627287106136185285477104230015421580800
0000004857647692115150208340560144341585526598500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 5316
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 5316
Owner: KKM
 
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