Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 315,690,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1946 D 1C MS obverse 1946 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue enjoyed a large mintage, and the well-established practice by collectors of saving uncirculated rolls has resulted in a large pool of survivors. Gems are thus fairly plentiful, but even those in the higher grades may show signs of die erosion and incomplete striking.

Minor repunched mintmarks are numerous for 1946-D cents, but only those of general interest are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

1946 cents of all three mints feature a very broad and rakish numeral 4 that sets them apart from other dates in that decade.

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Last Updated: 12/18/2020

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1946 D 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.30 0.40 1.20 1.50 1.85 6.75 15.00 32.00 - - -
$ 0.05 0.05 0.05 - - - - - - - - - - -
1946 D 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.25 5.50 17.50 22.00 45.00 - - -
1946 D 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.50 20.00 30.00 255 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 1950 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3035
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1946 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-1-1---2------1----6
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Total--1-1-1---2------1----6
 --17%-17%-17%---33%------17%---- 
1946 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------121429182---66
-----------------1----1
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Total-------------121429192---67
 -------------1%3%21%43%28%3%--- 
1946 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------3435451852520---2963
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-----------------54---9
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Total--------------3435451857524---2972
 --------------0%1%18%62%18%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
666666666666666112447167494810904
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1946 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339207289183209230282
33333333333335133778120192216247296
0000003333333513377812019221600
0000003333333716558315220022300
1946 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366912458913582090010371193
333333333346710236010436384794610891253
000000333346710236010436384794600
000000333356811347412059287399100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 874
Owner: star555
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 820
Owner: asdfgh
 
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