Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,872
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 PF obverse 1940 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1940 proof cents are mostly a replay of 1939 in terms of mintage and overall availability, but they are even more rare with cameo contrast. Cent sales always outran those of the other four proof denominations, since so many collectors specialized in this series, but the reactivity of copper caused rapid toning and spotting. Finding pristine gems will always be a challenge.

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Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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1940 1C PF Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 21.00 25.00 28.00 38.00 55.00 75.00 100.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1940 1C PF Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 32.00 45.00 70.00 105 190 - - - -
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1940 1C PF Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 40.80 47.00 70.00 115 160 475 6100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 9400 -
1940 1C PF Red, Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1400 3500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1014
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/22/2000 NGC PF 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1286, 1286/Lot# 1067 $59.95
2/28/2005 NGC PF 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #30, 34/Lot# 134 $74.75
11/15/2009 PCGS PF 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2771, 2771/Lot# 1132 $63.25
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 66   Red Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 795 $207.00
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7343 $238.53
3/23/2014 PCGS PF 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180892 $15.00
7/4/2014 PCGS PF 65   Red, Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21048 $117.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 1C PF Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161620325072851021151552202883661450164718621862
1616161616161724385776911061281772433147271516171918620
0000001724385776911061281772433147271516171900
00000019284465819611114219826534010891581179000
1940 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161624457281941111311832723815971928217124342434
161616161616193154758510011814821330845310412009225924340
000000193154758510011814821330845310412009225900
000000213863789010512416624234552514842090234600
1940 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161632599812314716719027240952711034172435747974797
16161616161621417210613115417521731844871921264234450447970
00000021417210613115417521731844871921264234450400
00000027508511513916018224536348891131494295465000
1940 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616258395565663908990113815892048323856566189675873647364
161616161616973044525987459351039128817422445404458346379696073640
000000973044525987459351039128817422445404458346379696000
0000001773495086308269631089143918952841485060116568716200
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Grade: PF 65 RD CAMEO
Points: 3238
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: PF 66 RD
Points: 1103
Owner: fogbear
 
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