Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,098,201,100
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1956 D 1C MS obverse 1956 D 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Production of cents at the Denver Mint exceeded one billion pieces for the first time, as this facility made up for the end of coining at San Francisco. Extremely common in all grades through MS 66 RD, only at the next increment, so desired by Registry participants, does the supply drop.

Hundreds of obverse dies were required for such a large production, and more than a dozen repunched D variety are known, some of them quite spectacular.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1956 D 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.15 0.30 0.40 0.65 0.75 1.50 4.50 12.00 - - - -
1956 D 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.50 4.50 9.00 13.50 - - - -
1956 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 14.00 41.00 255 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 16.00 72.00 4500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5658
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: 10/8/2019 1956 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----6417982330-1812163229----195
-----------------2----2
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Total----6417982330-1812163231----197
 ----3 %2 %9 %5 %4 %12 %15 %-1 %4 %6 %8 %16 %16 %---- 
1956 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------131953876919---251
----------------122---5
----------------12----3
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Total------------131953897321---259
 ------------0 %1 %7 %20 %34 %28 %8 %--- 
1956 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------21611113673588128---5212
-----------------6----6
----------------131---5
-----------------1----1
Total-------------21611113683598129---5224
 -------------0 %0 %2 %26 %69 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/6/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26062, 26062/Lot# 13202 $16.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 67   Red Brown Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1052 $517.50
9/24/2009 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 2140 $212.75
4/22/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 47901 $12.99
9/4/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 3341, 3341/Lot# 1021 $19.00
6/9/2014 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20070 $229.13
7/6/2014 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202901 $314.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 1C MS D Brown
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Base33333333333333361645546381102
333333333333334926485769880
00000033333333492648576900
000000333333335133551607500
1956 1C MS D Red Brown
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Base333333333333369163254637694119
333333333333471121395767821020
0000003333334711213957678200
0000003333335814274760728800
1956 1C MS D Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333369122854183925101311631330
333333333334710173797430954106312190
000000333334710173797430954106300
0000003333358112345140678984111300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 954
Owner: Bartdog
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 925
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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