Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 219,080,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1934 1C MS obverse 1934 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With the initiation of economic recovery programs under the Roosevelt Administration, the demand for new coin rose dramatically during 1934. The high mintage for 1934(P) cents, combined with the practice of saving Mint State rolls that began around this time, has made this issue very common in all grades through MS 67 RD.

Most 1934(P) cents were well made, and die erosion was kept to a minimum through steady die replacement. The Mint finally recognized the need to place a long tail on numeral 3 of the date, and this style is in keeping with the 9 for the first time since the series' inception.

One of the more unusual Lincoln Cent varieties is found with this date. Remnants of two duplicate numerals are seen well below the date, and specialists disagree whether these are 34 or 93. Since date had not been hand-punched into working dies since 1908, this variety has to be the result of a doubled die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1934 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.15 0.20 0.25 0.35 1.00 2.75 3.25 4.00 4.50 6.00 7.00 8.00 10.00 13.00 17.00 32.50 45.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 -
1934 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 7.00 8.00 9.00 12.50 15.00 28.00 43.00 70.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 50.00 - -
1934 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 9.00 10.00 16.00 20.00 50.00 80.00 275 4050 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 115 575 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2421
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1934 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--144-2-212--59953----47
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Total--144-2-212--59953----47
 --2 %9 %9 %-4 %-4 %2 %4 %--11 %19 %19 %11 %6 %---- 
1934 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------5237447294---182
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------------------2---2
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Total-------------5237447296---184
 -------------3 %13 %40 %26 %16 %3 %--- 
1934 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------411246711544496--2192
------------------2---2
----------------1911---21
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Total--------------411246811634626--2215
 --------------0 %5 %21 %53 %21 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/19/2006 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 2176, 2176/Lot# 1020 $235.20
9/13/2007 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 5107 $126.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 632 $230.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1545 $287.50
11/10/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131347/Lot# 26430 $60.00
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 162879 $43.00
4/13/2014 NGC MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 174424 $38.00
5/15/2016 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131621/Lot# 27094 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333336991216202428375067135183209255304
333334791013172125314156901511922242710
0000007910131721253141569015119222400
00000089111519232734466111216720024000
1934 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669912161620242832375467127190295333398474
3467910131617212529344358871482253083554230
0000001316172125293443588714822530835500
00000015161923273135486310716926032037600
1934 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669912161620242832376381201288966476852385742
34679101316172125293446691212305142233492554060
0000001316172125293446691212305142233492500
0000001516192327313554751612597403501508100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2233
Owner: KKM
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 966
Owner: Cheney
 
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