Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 217,775,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1949 1C MS obverse 1949 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This is yet another issue that is rare in MS 67 RD, despite its high mintage. As with so many cents of the late 1940s through the early '50s, the problem is attributable mostly to spotting and staining. This issue and the next several Philadelphia Mint cents seem to suffer from a distinctive staining pattern sometimes called "cobwebbing," and the culprit is likely the planchet cleaning process used prior to striking.

On the plus side, well struck examples are fairly plentiful. This issue is almost entirely devoid of collectable varieties.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1949 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.20 0.75 0.90 1.20 1.50 2.50 5.00 11.75 - - - -
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1949 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 4.50 10.50 22.00 - - - -
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1949 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.50 42.50 190 3950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 775 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1196
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65023, 65023/Lot# 24120 $207.00
7/4/2006 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 94, 99/Lot# 27 $57.50
12/4/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 December On Line Session #421, 421/Lot# 7215 $253.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1855 $299.00
8/9/2011 PCGS AU 53   Brown Teletrade Auction 3116, 3116/Lot# 1017 $2.00
10/7/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 19976 $99.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 212626 $150.00
7/20/2015 NGC MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30861 $52.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 1C MS Brown
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1949 1C MS Red Brown
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Base333333333333339164189102119123237
33333333333335112457931081201610
000000333333351124579310812000
000000333333371433739811312200
1949 1C MS Red
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Base333333333333333501756953601383830544199
33333333333333199234816643680383834360
00000033333333199234816643680383800
000000333333333413352226323759383800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3601
Owner: Just coins
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3601
Owner: spedranger
 
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