Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 217,775,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1949 1C MS obverse 1949 1C MS reverse
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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: 8/29/2019

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1949 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 0.75 0.90 1.20 1.50 2.50 5.00 11.75 - - - -
1949 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 4.50 10.50 22.00 - - - -
1949 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.00 12.50 35.00 85.00 2450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 14.00 45.00 300 6325 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1467
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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 1949 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----11-------11-1----5
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Total-----11-------11-1----5
 -----20 %20 %-------20 %20 %-20 %---- 
1949 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------22730176----82
-----------------1----1
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Total-------------22730177----83
 -------------2 %33 %36 %20 %8 %---- 
1949 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------25927696974---1380
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-----------------62---8
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Total--------------25927697576---1388
 --------------0 %4 %20 %70 %5 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/16/2003 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 1739, 1739/Lot# 1052 $47.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1855 $299.00
9/24/2009 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 2122 $488.75
2/28/2010 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210032, 210032/Lot# 22334 $59.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9792 $172.50
10/7/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 19976 $99.00
4/13/2014 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182025 $82.50
7/21/2015 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32945 $188.00
7/6/2017 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1257/Lot# 7148 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1949 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333369164189102119147183
33333333333347112457931081281590
000000333333471124579310812800
000000333333581433739811313800
1949 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333361220501755973427365540414458
333333333334815309231615403503378441800
000000333334815309231615403503378400
00000033333510174013345624843579391200
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3503
Owner: E of vegas
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3427
Owner: Bruce Miller
 
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