Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 295,633,500
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1951 1C MS obverse 1951 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a generous mintage and a high survival rate in Mint State due to the saving of original rolls, this issue is rare in MS 67 RD. The culprit seems to be an overall dull color and light staining as the result of the planchet cleaning process.

This issue is nearly devoid of collectable varieties.

From the Mint Director's Report we learn that the cost of coining 1,000 cents had fallen from $1.59 in Fiscal Year 1946 to just $1.21 in FY1951, this despite an increase in Mint salaries averaging 73% due to postwar inflation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1951 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.20 0.55 0.65 1.20 1.50 1.85 5.75 10.50 - - - -
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1951 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.75 4.50 19.00 35.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1951 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.00 23.00 90.00 1150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 275 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1192
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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12/2/2003 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23122, 23122/Lot# 11119 $89.70
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2696, 2696/Lot# 1154 $345.00
1/23/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211021/Lot# 20042 $99.00
10/14/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 19993 $82.50
8/25/2013 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 101261 $82.50
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7414 $258.50
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10015 $500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1951 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333691676143163186230282
333333333333471136981501712012470
0000003333334711369815017120100
00000033333358145612115617821500
1951 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336912541354772885308634283797
333333333334710268124912802952320035510
000000333334710268124912802952320000
0000003333358114010836320823019331400
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2885
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2885
Owner: pestrele
 
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