Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 657,828,600
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1942 1C MS obverse 1942 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage issue that is fairly common in fully red gem condition from the abundance of rolls saved at the time. Its mintage would have been even higher, but copper was being rationed for the war effort. Tin was already in short supply and was mostly removed from this year's cent production, having no effect whatsoever on the coins' appearance or wearing qualities.

Two nice doubled-die obverse varieties are sought by specialists, and these are likewise recognized by NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1942 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.40 0.45 0.50 0.55 0.65 1.10 1.20 1.30 2.40 3.85 6.25 12.00 29.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.75 7.65 11.00 16.75 38.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.00 11.50 19.00 35.00 300 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3006
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/16/1998 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1105, 1105/Lot# 1101 $81.75
11/29/2000 PCGS MS 63   Red Teletrade Auction 1382, 1382/Lot# 1043 $32.75
5/25/2004 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24061, 24061/Lot# 13127 $31.00
9/24/2007 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 180, 186/Lot# 107 $57.50
9/28/2008 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68101, 68101/Lot# 61293 $14.00
11/9/2010 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10332 $69.00
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7382 $352.50
12/22/2013 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 62705 $25.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339122045119135171212
33333333333335101528701241471850
000000333333351015287012414700
000000333333371117379413015900
1942 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366912284167155179220268
333333333346710173250961631932360
0000003333467101732509616319300
00000033335681123375812617120600
1942 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333991224457614382090010371192
333333333359101631559836984794610890
000000333359101631559836984794600
0000003333791120386612159487399100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 820
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 820
Owner: Clay
 
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