Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 669,384
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1956 1C PF obverse 1956 1C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

As the prices for proof sets since 1936 continued to enjoy spectacular growth, sales of the 1956 set nearly doubled from the previous year. Much of this was pure speculation, but the hobby was also experiencing a large influx of beginners.

Fully red gems, including Cameo specimens, are available in sufficient quantity to supply advanced collectors, but Ultra Cameo pieces would not become commonplace from the Mint until the late 1970s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/31/2014

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1956 1C PF RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 19.00 25.00 35.00 90.00 450 -
1956 1C PF RDC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 30.00 50.00 165 700 1250 -
1956 1C PF RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2.75 4.50 6.00 11.00 17.00 26.00 40.00 - -
1956 1C PF RDU
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 185 525 1100 4000 7400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7809
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1956 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------284715949431612654845-7370
-----------------21674-29
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Total-------------284715949631772661849-7399
 -------------0%0%1%2%7%43%36%11%- 
1956 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100%---- 
1956 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------3417721459411-346
-----------------381--12
------------------1---1
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Total--------------3417751549511-359
 --------------1%1%5%21%43%26%3%- 
1956 1C PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-3-11---6
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Total-------------1-3-11---6
 -------------17%-50%-17%17%--- 
1956 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1336133---29
------------------1---1
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Total-------------1336134---30
 -------------3%10%10%20%43%13%--- 
1956 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------27429123-57
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------------------1---1
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Total---------------27430123-58
 ---------------3%12%7%52%21%5%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 1C PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336916204167106163201248
33333333333471117275080125176217260
0000003333347111727508012517600
0000003333358141934589314418800
1956 1C PF RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616161616161616161628377610214333610661223
161616161616161616161616162031508511620757911181284
000000161616161616162031508511620757900
000000161616161616162434639312927282300
1956 1C PF RBC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9999999912121212121220286372143194237620
99999991012121212121523406696160208365651
0000009101212121212152340669616020800
00000091112121212121725516911917722300
1956 1C PF RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161616162428324159123201539139319282171
16161616161616161616192529354780149314824157120092280
00000016161616192529354780149314824157100
0000001616161621273138531021754261108175000
1956 1C PF RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616162024375054598123758611731799344745394992
161616161616161721284151566613335378213822348381146905242
000000161721284151566613335378213822348381100
000000161923334653577418547097715902898417500
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Grade: PF 68 RD ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3447
Owner: JBock
 
Grade: PF 68 RD ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3447
Owner: lightningsquid
 
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