Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 15,160,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1939 D 1C MS obverse 1939 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1939-D were very well made, and it is rare to find one struck from worn dies. Denver Mint coins of the late 1930s are almost always of excellent quality across all denominations.

Having a low mintage for a Lincoln Cent, this issue was always a bit scarce in circulation, but the usual number of rolls were saved for the benefit of future collectors.




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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1939 D 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.35 0.45 0.55 0.80 1.10 1.50 1.65 1.75 2.00 2.75 3.00 3.50 5.00 9.00 13.00 20.00 37.00 - - -
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1939 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3.25 3.50 4.00 7.50 12.50 18.00 25.00 45.00 - - -
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1939 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 4.25 5.75 9.00 15.00 25.00 40.00 165 8000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 650 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1810
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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3/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2659, 2659/Lot# 1113 $35.00
9/22/2011 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 621, 628/Lot# 4096 $138.00
5/13/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/13/2012, 22/Lot# 22847 $27.00
6/10/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 52461 $14.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6721 $129.25
3/10/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 99579 $31.00
5/17/2015 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131521/Lot# 27339 $28.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1939 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333366999991212285072102183209255308
333346799991012173557821291922242730
0000007999910121735578212919222400
0000008999911122343659215620024000
1939 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3336699121212121212203259102163539469455396063
334679101212121212152441731222881924497657140
000000101212121212152441731222881924497600
000000111212121212172850881434143309525700
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: DONALD K. WHITMAN
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 539
Owner: Big Tiger
 
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