Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 28,446,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1934 D 1C MS obverse 1934 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Since economic recovery came slower in the Midwest than in the rest of the nation, Denver's coinage production did not keep pace with that of Philadlephia. Despite a modest mintage by later standards, the 1934-D cent is common in all circulated grades, and gem Mint State examples exist in sufficient numbers to satisfy advanced collectors.

The challenge with 1934-D cents is in finding well struck specimens from fresh dies. The Denver Mint returned to its old practice of overusing dies and permitting them to display severe erosion lines and loss of detail.

Several varieties are noted for this issue, but the two most desirable are listed at left and recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

The periods in V.D.B. were no longer visible on cents dated 1934-68, as these had worn off of the obverse master hub. A fresh hub for 1969's coinage restored the periods, along with sharpening all other features.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1934 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.20 0.25 0.45 0.75 3.00 7.35 9.00 11.50 14.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 21.00 23.00 28.00 60.00 150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 32.50 70.00 - -
1934 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 18.00 19.00 20.00 22.50 32.50 50.00 105 260 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 35.00 55.00 125 - -
1934 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 21.00 24.00 30.00 57.50 87.50 350 4500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 33.00 65.00 135 880 11500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 937
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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6/17/2003 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23064, 23064/Lot# 11043 $41.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 120 $18.69
7/20/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2721, 2721/Lot# 1055 $230.00
4/25/2010 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2843, 2843/Lot# 1128 $287.50
6/5/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 3078, 3078/Lot# 1180 $322.00
12/9/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 86836 $264.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 995 $2,115.00
1/23/2015 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3518, 6087/Lot# 20030 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111133333616374594194
111111111113333492339611270
0000001111133334923396100
00000011112333351230427700
1934 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33366122028375059727681941352013817458189491091
334681523314153637378851081572615027698629960
000000233141536373788510815726150276986200
000000253446566875799012117932162479490500
1934 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366991624324154638185981232303309083639387742814715
467911192735455769828910615926352318183718401244260
0000002735455769828910615926352318183718401200
0000002938506075849411519429771527293798414600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3639
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3639
Owner: spedranger
 
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