Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 190,555,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1947 1C MS obverse 1947 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The post-war recession which led to high unemployment in 1947 also affected the U. S. Mint, as the coining of cents fell from nearly a billion pieces at Philadelphia in 1946 to less than a fifth as many in 1947. Roughly 200 persons were laid off at that mint in November.

Though certainly not rare in Mint State grades, 1947(P) cents are exceedingly difficult to find in top grades. The most frequently encountered problems are spotting and streaking.

Varieties are quite limited for this issue, and only the better ones will be recognized by NGC.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1947 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.15 0.23 1.15 1.30 1.50 1.85 2.25 5.25 11.50 - - - -
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1947 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 4.75 13.00 21.50 - - - -
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1947 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16.00 32.00 120 2150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 285 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1664
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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6/27/2005 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 243 $50.60
3/13/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 3029, 3029/Lot# 1156 $161.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1582 $9,200.00
4/22/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 46487 $15.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7397 $528.75
12/22/2013 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 146265 $75.00
6/21/2015 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131526/Lot# 29046 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1947 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1947 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333369165089102131163201
33333333333347112763931121421760
000000333333471127639311214200
000000333333581439769812115200
1947 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336912631315273675391543224760
333333333334710298626315763755405144680
000000333334710298626315763755405100
0000003333358114610839526263835418600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3675
Owner: spedranger
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 527
Owner: asdfgh
 
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