Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 253,400,652
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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1958 1C MS obverse 1958 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The slightly diminished coinage of cents at Philadelphia during 1957-58 was due to an economic recession during those years. This is nevertheless a common coin in any grade short of MS 67 RD. Most were reasonably well made by 1950s standards, but that's not saying much. The coin illustrated is sharper than most.

Varieties are few, but one in particular is spectacular. A very bold obverse doubled-die is known, but it remains exceedingly rare. What was once heralded as a 1958/7 overdate is now regarded as simply a flaw in the die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1958 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 9.00 - - - -
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1958 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.50 10.50 17.50 - - - -
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1958 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.50 17.50 37.50 1400 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3782
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/29/2002 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #301, 301/Lot# 410 $379.50
10/22/2003 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1796, 1796/Lot# 1220 $1,925.00
6/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 513 $32.20
10/7/2007 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67102, 67102/Lot# 24095 $17.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 773 $2,185.00
9/12/2011 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3136, 3136/Lot# 1163 $100.00
7/14/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 101371 $275.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 142804 $195.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1958 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333333932374559123
333333333333333517344050800
00000033333333351734405000
00000033333333372435425400
1958 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333331641728194119230
333333333333337245175851021560
0000003333333372451758510200
00000033333333123362789011100
1958 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333341721552048220524723457
3333333333333316511007862100229428000
0000003333333316511007862100229400
00000033333333286212714172153238300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2048
Owner: Albert Huber
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2048
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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