Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 283,787,952
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1957 1C MS obverse 1957 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Like so many issues of the 1950s, a very high mintage has left the 1957(P) cent quite common in fully red gem condition. Still, at the MS 67 RD level examples become scarce. The usual culprits are tiny black spots called flyspecks and slight staining or toning streaks.

Just when it seemed that the Mint had finally become consistent in using the correct style of numerals to match Brenner's original, a stubby numeral 7 was used in place of the appropriate long-tailed figure.

Only the most minor of varieties are known for this date, despite its very high mintage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1957 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 3.25 10.50 - - - -
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1957 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.00 10.00 20.00 260 - - -
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1957 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 19.00 105 7500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2439
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 67   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2308, 2308/Lot# 1037 $504.00
11/19/2007 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 196, 202/Lot# 28 $37.00
1/18/2009 NGC MS 67   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69014, 69014/Lot# 64073 $126.50
5/25/2014 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22672 $109.28
6/29/2014 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 142798 $356.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 170448 $7.00
10/12/2014 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 210634 $20.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1957 1C MS Brown
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1957 1C MS Red Brown
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Base3333333333333331637817458189481447
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1957 1C MS Red
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Base33333333333333328763814565484753227022
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 4565
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 4565
Owner: DGW Coins
 
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