Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1943 BRONZE 1C MS obverse 1943 BRONZE 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

David W. Lange, in his book The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, titled the section on the 1943 bronze cents "Error Coin Royalty." This they are, as no other mint error coins are so highly and widely sought.

It's assumed that a few stray planchets leftover from 1942 remained lodged within tote bins that were later filled with steel planchets and then worked their way loose. How many were struck from 1943-dated dies is unknown, but about 17 are confirmed to exist. Most are worn or impaired in some way.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/28/2019

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1943 BRONZE 1C MS Brown
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 63

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/21/2019 1943 BRONZE 1C MS Brown
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1943 BRONZE 1C MS Red Brown
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 61   Brown Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 148 $97,750.00
9/23/2007 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2462 $60,375.00
1/6/2016 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5266 $305,500.00
8/2/2017 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(2), 1258/Lot# 3899 $282,000.00


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