Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 172,637,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1948 D 1C MS obverse 1948 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Denver was not up to its typical high standards with this issue, and many examples reveal noticeably worn dies. Spotting and staining are also a problem with 1948-D cents, and survivors in the higher grades are elusive.

Only very minor varieties are known for this issue.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1948 D 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.15 0.20 0.55 0.65 1.20 1.50 1.85 6.50 12.50 32.00 - - -
1948 D 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 7.50 14.00 19.00 45.00 - - -
1948 D 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.00 18.00 49.50 735 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 2750 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2217
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 12/3/2019 1948 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3-----1----31-----8
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Total----3-----1----31-----8
 ----38 %-----13 %----38 %13 %----- 
1948 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------51912213---60
-----------------1----1
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Total--------------51912223---61
 --------------8 %31 %20 %36 %5 %--- 
1948 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------452375161999---2149
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-----------------42---6
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Total--------------4523751623101---2155
 --------------0 %2 %17 %75 %5 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22075, 22075/Lot# 19079 $18.40
6/28/2004 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #9, 13/Lot# 21 $18.40
12/24/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 2467, 2467/Lot# 1118 $20.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 638 $345.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1588 $1,380.00
10/7/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 43973 $30.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 105058 $50.00
12/7/2014 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131450/Lot# 25077 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1948 D 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333662450131151163201
3333333333333461233771381551760
00000033333334612337713815500
000000333333356184110414415900
1948 D 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333369285476183209230282
333333333333471537611121922162470
0000003333334715376111219221600
0000003333335822456914720022300
1948 D 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333691245851831843198822362505
33333333333471023581187361891207123260
00000033333471023581187361891207100
000000333335811347215012901940215300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1843
Owner: Chancey MS60+
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1843
Owner: KR614
 
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