Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 156,696,734
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1938 1C MS obverse 1938 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Coin production dipped in 1938, as the nation experienced a setback from the economic recovery period of 1933-36. The Philadelphia Mint struck just over half the number of cents in 1938 that it had the previous year.

Enough rolls were saved of this issue to make it nearly as common as surrounding dates, but prices have long been higher in the Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1938 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.38 0.75 1.30 1.50 1.65 1.90 3.25 4.00 4.25 4.75 5.50 9.00 18.00 38.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1938 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 4.50 5.00 7.00 9.50 17.50 32.00 65.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1938 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 6.00 8.00 11.00 17.00 20.00 35.00 215 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 925 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2474
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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2/10/1997 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 0918, 918/Lot# 1056 $29.75
7/1/2003 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23072, 23072/Lot# 11147 $50.60
9/24/2009 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 2078 $66.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7348 $150.40
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7349 $170.38
10/14/2012 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 79343 $105.60
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 50   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1110 $1,175.00
5/14/2017 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131721/Lot# 27018 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336669121216203272155179220268
333333346671012131724451001631932360
0000003466710121317244510016319300
0000003566811121519285912717120600
1938 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333366999121616243772131255288345412
3333346799101316192849921722663073670
00000067991013161928499217226630700
000000689911151621336011121427732600
1938 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333366991212121620284172119248653719837967
33346791012121317233251881623836757588800
000000910121213172332518816238367575800
0000009111212151925376210320551869779800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 653
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 653
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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