Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 586,825,872
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1940 1C MS obverse 1940 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1940(P) cents were well made as a rule, and fully red gems are thus common. Most of these are sharply struck, though some may reveal the weakness at the top of O(NE) seen on many Lincoln Cents.

The Mint Director's Annual Report commented on the stepped up coinage during this period: "Domestic coinage manufactured during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1940, amounting to 768,090,830 pieces, exceeded the production of any previous fiscal year in the history of the Government. As in previous years, the coin most largely produced was the 1-cent piece."

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Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1940 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.35 0.50 0.55 0.65 0.85 1.75 1.85 2.00 2.50 3.00 4.50 17.00 37.50 - - -
1940 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 3.55 5.50 11.50 23.00 47.50 - - -
1940 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.00 8.00 12.00 37.00 170 14000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2936
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VG series, F series, 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: 10/8/2019 1940 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-424-------1351----21
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Total--1-424-------1351----21
 --5 %-19 %10 %19 %-------5 %14 %24 %5 %---- 
1940 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2311132111---61
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Total-------------2311132111---61
 -------------3 %5 %18 %21 %34 %18 %--- 
1940 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------2172831877675---2854
------------------1---1
-----------------1611---27
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Total--------------2172831893687---2882
 --------------0 %1 %10 %66 %24 %--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1940 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333399912204594194220265320
3333333333599101528611272032352830
00000033335991015286112720323500
00000033337991117377816121125000
1940 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333121212203772147820592264737061
333333333361212152649973712521610666690
000000333361212152649973712521610600
0000003333912121731601225964221628900
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2521
Owner: pestrele
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 820
Owner: Albert Huber
 
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