Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 186,856,980
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1952 1C MS obverse 1952 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Most 1952 Philadelphia Mint cents were well made, but finding an example that is free of light spotting and staining is quite challenging. While fully red gems are plentiful, these almost always fall short of the desired MS 67 RD grade.

No varieties of significance are noted, but it is interesting that the numeral 5 on 1952 cents has a stubby tail not seen on any other date of this decade.

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Last Updated: 12/13/2020

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1952 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.30 1.05 1.20 1.50 1.75 5.75 9.75 - - - -
$ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 - - - - - - - - - -
1952 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 4.75 10.50 27.00 - - - -
1952 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 27.00 90.00 2150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 265 7400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1643
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: 7/27/2021 1952 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----111--31--1213-----14
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Total----111--31--1213-----14
 ----7%7%7%--21%7%--7%14%7%21%----- 
1952 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1131927121---73
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Total-------------1131927121---73
 -------------1%18%26%37%16%1%--- 
1952 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------251355106187---1556
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-----------------32---5
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Total--------------251355106489---1561
 --------------0%3%23%68%6%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1952 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
666666666666666112447167494810904
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1952 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333391641111127147183223
33333333333335112464116134159196234
0000003333333511246411613415900
0000003333333714338812214017100
1952 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333361224591115272960316535133889
333333333334816367625013383028328136384083
000000333334816367625013383028328100
0000003333351020479438821493097339700
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2960
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2960
Owner: CW Enterprises
 
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