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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Last Updated: 12/13/2020

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1951 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.30 0.40 1.20 1.50 1.75 5.75 10.50 - - - -
$ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 - - - - - - - - - -
1951 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.75 4.50 19.00 35.00 - - - -
1951 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.00 23.00 90.00 1150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 275 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1324
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: 4/20/2021 1951 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----333121---11122----20
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Total----333121---11122----20
 ----15%15%15%5%10%5%---5%5%5%10%10%---- 
1951 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------622135----46
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Total--------------622135----46
 --------------13%48%28%11%---- 
1951 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------66234581233---1258
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-----------------43---7
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Total--------------66234581636---1265
 --------------0%5%27%65%3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 1C MS BN
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
666666666666666112447167494810904
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1951 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333691676143163186230282
33333333333347113698150171201247296
0000003333334711369815017120100
00000033333358145612115617821500
1951 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336912541354772885308634283797
333333333334710268124912802952320035513987
000000333334710268124912802952320000
0000003333358114010836320823019331400
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2885
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2885
Owner: CW Enterprises
 
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