Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1936 SATIN 1C PF obverse 1936 SATIN 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

With coin collecting enjoying a growth spurt during the mid 1930s, the sale of proof coins resumed in the spring of 1936. The Philadelphia Mint, which had been vexed by the textured and uneven fields of the newer coin types introduced starting 1909, abandoned the matte proofs of that period and polished the dies to a semi-brilliant finish. The first pieces sold, however, were not as fully brilliant as the Indian Cent proofs, and collectors registered their dissatisfaction. The majority of 1936 proof cents were thus subsequently coined from dies more aggressively polished.

These early 1936 proofs actually possess greater detail, as the gentler polishing of the dies did not efface the shallower features of the design. The satiny or semi-brilliant proofs, sometimes called Type 1, are more scarce than the brilliant issues but not as popular with collectors. Fully red gems are in very short supply.

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Last Updated: 4/30/2015

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1936 SATIN 1C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 150 165 210 300 385 750 2450 - - - -
1936 SATIN 1C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 220 335 390 690 1550 3600 6500 - - -
1936 SATIN 1C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 235 400 565 1175 3550 6250 18500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 12900 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1936 SATIN 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-9842----24
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Total------------1-9842----24
 ------------4%-38%33%17%8%---- 
1936 SATIN 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1826453191---121
----------------11----2
---------------1-1----2
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Total------------18264632111---125
 ------------1%6%21%37%26%9%1%--- 
1936 SATIN 1C PF RD
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Base-------------3723178----58
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Total-------------3723178----58
 -------------5%12%40%29%14%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 SATIN 1C PF BN
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Base1616161616161616135216323502539642820966145027273345370740984519
16161616161616561622523835145737018691127187629333466383742384745
00000016561622523835145737018691127187629333466383700
00000016951892874425276087619171289230131393586396800
1936 SATIN 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161712724015396638829741381216132814290472551925692
161616161616166820531544758073691311101641253436174435488153595977
000000166820531544758073691311101641253436174435488100
0000001611923835849362280994312451901290839544580503600
1936 SATIN 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616161620532046657969599012261865326042176616715877908464
1616161616161679243369504618793106914392330357950176797736980158887
0000001679243369504618793106914392330357950176797736900
00000016142282417541656892114716522795389858166977757900
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Grade: PF 65 RB
Points: 2161
Owner: LOP
 
Grade: PF 64 RD
Points: 1865
Owner: Joshua Murphy
 
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