Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 421,414,384
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1956 1C MS obverse 1956 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

With nearly a half million pieces coined, this issue is hardly rare, even in fully red gem condition. It is only at the MS 67 RD level that the population thins considerably. Overly used dies, combined with a decades long deterioration of the obverse master hub, rendered most pieces mushy.

Though several cud die breaks are known for 1956(P) cents, these are generally collected under the heading of mint errors rather than varieties. In the latter category there are only very minor doubled-dies of interest solely to specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1956 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.30 0.38 0.65 0.80 1.20 6.00 11.00 - - - -
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1956 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.50 9.00 22.00 - - - -
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1956 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 16.00 47.50 1650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 5250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2311
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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9/23/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1130 $86.25
8/31/2008 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68091, 68091/Lot# 61135 $25.00
9/22/2008 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 285, 291/Lot# 153 $18.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3366, 3366/Lot# 1075 $15.00
6/9/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 101360 $330.00
11/10/2015 NGC MS 65   Brown Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 27005 $47.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333332041505972147
333333333333333927445363970
00000033333333392744536300
000000333333333143447566800
1956 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333163289102119147282
3333333333333372151931081281920
00000033333333721519310812800
000000333333331227709811313800
1956 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333328631942233239926833727
3333333333333311401078742288249430310
0000003333333311401078742288249400
00000033333333205115015532344258800
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2233
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2233
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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