Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 71,873,350
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1954 1C MS obverse 1954 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of cents at Philadelphia fell drastically from 1953 to 1954. This was due perhaps to the planchet problems evident in the 1954(P) cents. Most are rather dark and were coined from noticeably worn dies. This issue is genuinely rare in MS 67 RD.

There are no noteworthy varieties for 1954(P) cents.

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Last Updated: 12/13/2020

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1954 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 9.75 - - - -
$ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 - - - - - - - - - -
1954 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.40 4.75 16.00 32.00 - - - -
1954 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 27.50 110 25500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 41.00 975 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2319
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1954 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------1111--11-41----11
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Total-------1111--11-41----11
 -------9%9%9%9%--9%9%-36%9%---- 
1954 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------7204451161---139
----------------1-----1
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Total-------------7204452161---140
 -------------5%14%31%37%11%1%--- 
1954 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------22166855108937---2169
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-----------------20----20
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Total--------------22166855110937---2189
 --------------1%8%39%51%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 1C MS BN
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Base3333333333333366203745546789
33333333333334611264048587493
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1954 1C MS RB
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Base3333333333333661663131151171212258
3333333333334693286138158185227271
000000333333469328613815818500
00000033333356134710814416419800
1954 1C MS RD
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Base3333333333336912281157457317771583839094
333333333334710175732529367450793886209549
000000333334710175732529367450793800
000000333335811238653551267582816000
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 7317
Owner: 12manymornings
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 7317
Owner: Andrus Estates
 
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