Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 128,800
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 PF obverse 1953 1C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales leaped another 50% from 1952, the result of both normal growth in the hobby and a speculative mania for proof sets that would peak in 1957.

Non-cameo gems of this date are fairly plentiful. Those displaying Cameo or Ultra Cameo devices are more available than for earlier Lincoln proofs, but they still form a minority of the total population.

Doubling is visible on numerals 19 for one proof die. While not especially rare, this variety is popular.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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1953 1C PF Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.50 19.00 25.00 35.00 55.00 - - -
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1953 1C PF Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 32.50 44.00 60.00 115 450 2750 -
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1953 1C PF Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 87.80 125 340 950 3750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2150 -
1953 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 385 875 2100 3650 7900 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2397
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/17/2008 NGC PF 68   Red, Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 230, 236/Lot# 85 $776.25
6/17/2010 NGC PF 68   Red Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1341 $69.00
6/5/2011 PCGS PF 64   Red, Cameo Teletrade Auction 3078, 3078/Lot# 1326 $74.75
7/14/2013 NGC PF 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131330/Lot# 23458 $282.00
12/8/2013 PCGS PF 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 148886 $75.90
10/19/2014 NGC PF 68   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131443/Lot# 27373 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 1C PF Brown
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Base33333333147237354423445477515563754109517073009848515308
333333351177276377430455489531626867129921414834107590
00000035117727637743045548953162686712992141483400
00000039920731540043746650254769098115032575665900
1953 1C PF Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161620202424285076102143220248301363
161616161616161617202124253559851161692292663220
0000001616172021242535598511616922926600
0000001616192023242743679312919423928300
1953 1C PF Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base242424242424242424282828323759135179237409106628853211
242424242424242425282829344484150198294628167229940
000000242425282829344484150198294628167200
0000002424272828313552110164218352847227900
1953 1C PF Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20202020202020202028373741548511515122742368410661531
20202020202020202331373845649512717629251081112210
00000020202331373845649512717629251081100
000000202025343740507510513920235859793900
1953 1C PF Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base282828282828282828416785941021433304378911658334537074098
2828282828282828325073889711620536658811472220346638370
0000002828325073889711620536658811472220346600
0000002828375879919912926840174014022783358600
1953 1C PF Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3232323232323232139227339406423458541966158325253303466951315627
32323232323232681682643614124354866831172189727843758482352960
00000032681682643614124354866831172189727843758482300
000000321031983023844174465138241377221130444214497700
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Grade: PF 68 RD
Points: 5201
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
Grade: PF 67 RDU
Points: 3453
Owner: Wells Collection
 
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