Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 316,479,520
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1939 1C MS obverse 1939 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a common issue that is readily available in all grades through fully red gem.

The only notable variety for this issue is a minor but distinct doubled-die obverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1939 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.10 0.13 0.16 0.25 0.40 1.00 1.10 1.15 1.25 1.35 1.60 2.50 3.50 5.00 8.00 20.00 30.00 - - -
1939 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2.00 3.50 6.00 8.00 11.50 25.00 42.50 - - -
1939 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2.75 4.50 6.00 9.00 16.00 37.00 130 9000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 685 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3412
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 6/11/2019 1939 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1414--21-1-544-----36
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Total----1414--21-1-544-----36
 ----39 %3 %11 %--6 %3 %-3 %-14 %11 %11 %----- 
1939 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------262523204---80
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Total-------------262523204---80
 -------------3 %8 %31 %29 %25 %5 %--- 
1939 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------4433901979880---3296
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-----------------41---5
------------------1---1
Total--------------4433901983882---3302
 --------------0 %1 %12 %60 %27 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 145 $184.00
3/16/2011 PCGS VF 30   Brown Teletrade Auction 3032, 3032/Lot# 1100 $69.00
2/17/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 739, 748/Lot# 41 $170.00
6/16/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131326/Lot# 24028 $117.50
6/1/2014 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 41403 $30.00
2/20/2015 PCGS VF 35   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3522, 6091/Lot# 21031 $28.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336912162881123143175216
333333333334710132046951301541890
0000003333347101320469513015400
00000033333581115246310913616400
1939 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333612202845102175198241292
3333333333348152334641261832122580
00000033333481523346412618321200
000000333335101725398315119022700
1939 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333366616324581175575493554175933
33333333346692136571123082028509655890
00000033346692136571123082028509600
000000333566132741691444423482525600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 575
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 575
Owner: CBC
 
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