Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 256,883,800
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1953 1C MS obverse 1953 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1953(P) cents are plentiful at the MS 65 and 66 RD grade level, but examples in the desired MS 67 RD grade are extremely rare. Like so many Philadelphia Mint cents and nickels of the 1950s, the color may be off a bit, with spotting and staining a common problem.

Aside from cud die breaks, which are more often classified as mint errors, there are no varieties of significance for this issue.

The Mint Director's Annual Report reveals that the cost of coining cents has fallen to just $1.03 per thousand. This is in stark contrast to recent years in which each piece costs more than a cent to produce.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/13/2020

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1953 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 11.00 32.00 - - -
$ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 - - - - - - - - - -
1953 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 6.50 17.50 22.50 47.50 - - -
1953 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.00 27.00 170 2600 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 37.00 475 4800 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1780
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: 6/8/2021 1953 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2-5-2-2--2113-----18
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Total----2-5-2-2--2113-----18
 ----11%-28%-11%-11%--11%6%6%17%----- 
1953 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------419293791---99
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Total-------------419293791---99
 -------------4%19%29%37%9%1%--- 
1953 1C MS RD
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Base--------------6106473104533---1663
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-----------------133---16
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Total--------------6106473105836---1679
 --------------0%6%28%63%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 1C MS BN
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
666666666666666112447167494810904
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1953 1C MS RB
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Base333333333333339247294194220268323
33333333333335144079127203236286339
0000003333333514407912720323600
0000003333333719568716121125200
1953 1C MS RD
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Base3333333333333612671115513486371741094530
33333333333348308225815293563384842494757
00000033333348308225815293563384800
000000333333510499640425083640397800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3486
Owner: ccookman
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3486
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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