Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 32,600
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 PF obverse 1942 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

1942 was the final year in which proof coins could be ordered as singles, and sales of the cent outpaced complete proof sets by more than 10,000 pieces. This is the more readily available of the 1936-42 issues in top grades, and it is also the one most likely to be seen with varying degrees of cameo contrast. Perhaps the Mint used more proof dies than in previous years, rather than simply repolishing just a few dies.

The added labor of producing proof coins caused the suspension of such pieces after 1942 and for the duration of the war.

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Last Updated: 6/11/2019

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1942 1C PF RDC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 150 350 750 2250 3000 6750 - - -
1942 1C PF BN
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 15.00 16.00 19.00 28.00 37.00 62.50 - - - - -
1942 1C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 16.50 21.00 35.50 42.50 64.00 120 205 700 - - -
1942 1C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 29.00 40.00 60.00 105 210 1600 5400 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1890
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1942 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------243432194---95
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---------------2-1----3
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Total-------------243632204---98
 -------------2%4%37%33%20%4%--- 
1942 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------33----6
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Total----------------33----6
 ----------------50%50%---- 
1942 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11151581----50
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Total-------------11151581----50
 -------------22%30%30%16%2%---- 
1942 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------127513925697201---591
---------------122----5
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Total-----------127513925799221---596
 -----------0%0%13%23%43%17%4%0%--- 
1942 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------15581854753179310---1144
--------------13151---11
------------------1---1
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Total-----------15581864783189812---1156
 -----------0%0%5%16%41%28%8%1%--- 
1942 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------121-----4
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Total--------------121-----4
 --------------25%50%25%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 1C PF BN
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Base1616161616161616244154596376115151248288336130314841484
1616161616161619304556606789127183261304658136314841558
0000001619304556606789127183261304658136300
00000016213550576272102139216275320981142400
1942 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616161628455967851151752374235971393253128272827
161616161616162034506273951351962994818621772263028272968
000000162034506273951351962994818621772263000
00000016243954647910515521636153911282152272800
1942 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616243750677611916323738164221973952420546344634
161616161616192841567090134188285468116027824036434846344866
000000192841567090134188285468116027824036434800
0000002133466173105148212333555167933674121449100
1942 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333316325067851271832303895392113237326542960
33333337213855739914519828343910632199246627563108
00000037213855739914519828343910632199246600
0000003112644617911316421433648915882286256000
1942 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161628412372883954505029081450261431264361476752375237
161616161616203210625432441346763710891838278535384496492452375499
000000203210625432441346763710891838278535384496492400
000000243717227135943248577312692226295539494632508000
1942 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616163745258314454845399661531344751585656618967586758
161616161616234011627731419150268111542170401753245834637967587096
000000234011627731419150268111542170401753245834637900
000000304218729531433852182413432808458854906011656800
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Grade: PF 66 RD ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 5158
Owner: jim7
 
Grade: PF 67 RD CAMEO
Points: 4361
Owner: rudman coleccion
 
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