Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 283,787,952
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1957 1C MS obverse 1957 1C MS reverse
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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: 6/21/2019

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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 - - - -
1957 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.50 5.00 10.00 20.00 260 - - -
1957 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 17.00 70.00 2225 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 250 6350 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2771
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: 8/13/2019 1957 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3-12-2----694025----88
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Total----3-12-2----694025----88
 ----3 %-1 %2 %-2 %----7 %10 %45 %28 %---- 
1957 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11136909710---245
-----------------1----1
-----------------3----3
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Total-------------111369010110---249
 -------------0 %4 %14 %36 %41 %4 %--- 
1957 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------3684781747142---2438
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-----------------53---8
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Total--------------3684781752145---2446
 --------------0 %3 %20 %72 %6 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
8/29/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26091, 26091/Lot# 13061 $25.00
6/30/2008 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 261, 267/Lot# 95 $25.00
2/13/2011 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3013, 3013/Lot# 1139 $368.00
1/1/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3199, 3199/Lot# 1181 $391.00
5/13/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/13/2012, 22/Lot# 22802 $66.00
8/31/2014 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 142797 $356.00
7/21/2015 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32978 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1957 1C MS Brown
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Base3333333333333333333333
3333333333333333333330
0000003333333333333300
0000003333333333333300
1957 1C MS Red Brown
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Base3333333333333691637817458189481091
333333333333471123523027698619960
0000003333334711235230276986100
0000003333335814306652479490500
1957 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333691228672723194341037784174
333333333334710174113512463266353339100
000000333334710174113512463266353300
000000333335811235420422203338365500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3194
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3194
Owner: DGW Coins
 
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