Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,200,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1933 D 1C MS obverse 1933 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This low-mintage issue was always scarce in circulation, but especially so at the time of its coining. Like most Depression-era coins, these pieces were not immediately needed for commerce, and collectors had to purchase their two-coin allotment of 1933-D cents from the Treasury Department at face value plus postage. A few years later, however, the vaults were emptied of the remaining pieces, many of which were hoarded by speculators in Mint State rolls.

The Census data reveal that many examples have been certified as MS RD gems, so there is no great challenge to finding a desirable specimen.

The 1933-D cent marked the debut of a new mintmark puncheon for Denver coins, this letter D being noticeably larger than that used previously for cents. It was used also for the only other 1933 Denver entry, the Oregon Trail Half Dollar commemorative. A few leftover reverse dies for other denominations were used in 1934 and featured the Small D, but cents, due to having their mintmarks on the dated obverse, were all of the Large D variety from 1933 onward.

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Last Updated: 7/12/2020

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1933 D 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.00 4.00 6.00 8.00 12.50 17.50 18.50 20.00 23.00 25.00 27.00 30.00 34.00 40.00 50.00 110 - - - -
1933 D 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 32.00 37.00 50.00 65.00 165 475 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 55.00 75.00 - - -
1933 D 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 45.00 85.00 175 385 2200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 210 850 12500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1191
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: 2/23/2021 1933 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1111664156--5131121----73
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Total--1111664156--5131121----73
 --1%1%15%8%8%5%1%7%8%--7%18%15%3%1%---- 
1933 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------5349051141---195
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Total-------------5349051141---195
 -------------3%17%46%26%7%1%--- 
1933 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1618737230939---923
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-----------------33---6
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Total--------------1618737231242---929
 --------------2%20%40%34%5%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1933 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99121624505972768189102111123139163201395442489579680
910131933536373788493105115128147176266411458519613714
000000637378849310511512814717626641145851900
000000687579869810811913415518833042647354900
1933 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12121620285467818589981061151311512012555391103120113731562
121317233758728286921011091201381682193507271136125814361640
000000728286921011091201381682193507271136125800
000000768488951031121261441842374449151168131600
1933 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616202437597689949810611912714318332056312523817406444824931
16172128446580919510111012213215622940179321073899420346325178
00000080919510111012213215622940179321073899420300
000000859297103115124138170274482102229623982434300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3817
Owner: KKM
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1252
Owner: D.M. Russo
 
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