Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 317,570,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1948 1C MS obverse 1948 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As with so many of the cents from the late 1940s, a very high mintage did not guarantee a high number of survivors in the top grades. Average quality Mint State pieces are quite common, but spotting and light staining have taken their toll. This problem may have to do with the method of planchet preparation and cleaning.

This issue is free of all but the most trivial varieties.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 9/18/2019

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1948 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.20 0.50 0.55 1.20 1.50 1.85 6.50 12.50 - - - -
1948 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 6.75 9.00 23.00 - - - -
1948 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.00 25.00 120 2100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 360 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1786
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 2/18/2020 1948 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---14----------1-1----7
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-----------------------
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Total---14----------1-1----7
 ---14%57%----------14%-14%---- 
1948 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------519187----49
-----------------1----1
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Total--------------519188----50
 --------------10%38%36%16%---- 
1948 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------864443114273---1730
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-----------------115---16
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Total--------------864443115378---1746
 --------------0%4%25%66%4%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1948 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1948 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339243294106123135258
33333333333335142753981121271760
000000333333351427539811212700
0000003333333719297310211713100
1948 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333612541195024111437148125285
33333333333348267624717054198451849700
00000033333348267624717054198451800
000000333333510409737429084284466500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 4198
Owner: KKM
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 4111
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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