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: 9/18/2019

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1940 1C PF RDC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1400 3500 - - - - -
1940 1C PF BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 21.00 25.00 28.00 38.00 55.00 75.00 100 - - - -
1940 1C PF RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 32.00 45.00 70.00 105 190 - - - -
1940 1C PF RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 41.00 47.00 70.00 105 140 420 4200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 685 10000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1119
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/22/2021 1940 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------3-----3
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Total----------------3-----3
 ----------------100%----- 
1940 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------124611----15
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Total------------124611----15
 ------------7%13%27%40%7%7%---- 
1940 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------3236112748191---282
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Total------------3236112748191---282
 ------------1%8%22%45%17%7%0%--- 
1940 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------2165726731914216---819
----------------331---7
----------------122---5
------------------1---1
Total------------2165726732314720---832
 ------------0%2%7%32%39%18%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161620325072851021151552202883661450164718621862
1616161616161724385776911061281772433147271516171918621955
0000001724385776911061281772433147271516171900
00000019284465819611114219826534010891581179000
1940 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161624457281941111311832723815971928217124342434
161616161616193154758510011814821330845310412009225924342556
000000193154758510011814821330845310412009225900
000000213863789010512416624234552514842090234600
1940 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161632599812314716719027240952711034172435747974797
16161616161621417210613115417521731844871921264234450447975037
00000021417210613115417521731844871921264234450400
00000027508511513916018224536348891131494295465000
1940 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616258395565663908990113815892048323856566189675873647364
161616161616973044525987459351039128817422445404458346379696073647732
000000973044525987459351039128817422445404458346379696000
0000001773495086308269631089143918952841485060116568716200
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Grade: PF 67 RD
Points: 4172
Owner: Rob2
 
Grade: PF 65 RD CAMEO
Points: 3238
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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