Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 194,750,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1947 D 1C MS obverse 1947 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The restoration of tin to the cent's alloy in 1947 went almost entirely unnoticed, as its percentage was too small to alter the coin's appearance. Indeed, the tinless cents of 1944-46 proved so satisfactory that this element was deleted by law in 1962.

Through the 1940s and most of the '50s, Denver Mint coins were generally superior in quality to those of the other two mints. Most 1947-D cents will thus show sharper details, though the example illustrated is clearly from a later state of its obverse die and reveals some peripheral distortion.

Overall, 1947-D cents are not rare in the higher grades, but the percentage of gems for most cents during this period is lower than for wartime and pre-war issues.

Only minor varieties are noted.

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Last Updated: 12/18/2020

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1947 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 28.00 - - -
$ 0.05 0.05 0.05 - - - - - - - - - - -
1947 D 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 5.50 12.50 22.50 42.50 - - -
1947 D 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.50 17.00 50.00 245 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 1690 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2653
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1947 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---132---------142----13
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Total---132---------142----13
 ---8%23%15%---------8%31%15%---- 
1947 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------71426191---67
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Total--------------71426191---67
 --------------10%21%39%28%1%--- 
1947 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------25674241828247---2573
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-----------------71---8
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Total-------------25674241835248---2581
 -------------0%0%3%16%71%10%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1947 D 1C MS BN
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
666666666666666112447167494810904
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1947 D 1C MS RB
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Base333333333333339205094175198241295
33333333333335133065121183212259310
0000003333333513306512118321200
0000003333333716407914819022700
1947 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333331245761551333144716061821
3333333333333623551025481371150016781912
0000003333333623551025481371150000
0000003333333934661299401409155300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1333
Owner: 4ucoin
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1333
Owner: andold
 
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