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: 4/15/2019

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1948 D 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.14 0.18 0.55 0.65 1.20 1.50 1.85 6.50 12.50 32.00 - - -
1948 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 7.50 14.00 19.00 45.00 - - -
1948 D 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.00 18.00 49.50 900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 2750 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2213
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: 6/18/2019 1948 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3-----1----31-----8
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Total----3-----1----31-----8
 ----38 %-----13 %----38 %13 %----- 
1948 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------41812213---58
-----------------1----1
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Total--------------41812223---59
 --------------7 %31 %20 %37 %5 %--- 
1948 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------4523721618101---2147
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-----------------42---6
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Total--------------4523721622103---2153
 --------------0 %2 %17 %75 %5 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/2/2009 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 110 $32.00
3/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2659, 2659/Lot# 1146 $29.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1152/Lot# 7474 $161.00
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
10/21/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 62760 $30.00
3/29/2015 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131514/Lot# 21052 $30.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1948 1C MS D Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333662450131151163201
3333333333333461233771381551760
00000033333334612337713815500
000000333333356184110414415900
1948 1C MS D Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333369285476183209230282
333333333333471537611121922162470
0000003333334715376111219221600
0000003333335822456914720022300
1948 1C MS D Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333691245851831843198822362505
33333333333471023581187361891207123260
00000033333471023581187361891207100
000000333335811347215012901940215300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1843
Owner: rlm's cents
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1843
Owner: spedranger
 
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