Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 22,050,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1915 D 1C MS obverse 1915 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is only moderately scarce, and then only in the higher grades. Most examples are less than fully struck, with the reverse dies in particular showing signs of overuse. The specimen illustrated is typical in this respect, though with a more generous amount of mint red color than most survivors.

The Denver Mint employed some 114 dies for cent coinage in 1915, but this figure was not broken down in the Director's Report by obverse and reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/24/2015

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1915 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.90 2.75 4.25 7.75 23.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 87.50 95.00 130 190 270 575 - - - -
$ 27.50 - - - - - 100.00 145 220 305 - - -
1915 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 95.00 120 165 310 875 1700 3950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 190 375 975 - - -
1915 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 170 220 465 1500 6000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 190 285 665 2500 11500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 912
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/3/1997 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0977, 977/Lot# 1061 $45.78
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 22 $920.00
4/16/2007 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 105 $333.50
5/25/2008 NGC MS 63   Red Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3816 $126.50
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7382 $138.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7530 $141.00
2/16/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171892 $46.00
4/10/2015 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3529, 6098/Lot# 21029 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66912289417518319423728830415535145057578312391346146116592401
6710175012117818720825429330422038449264493512751384152719060
00000017818720825429330422038449264493512751384152700
000000180190223271299304286417533714108713101423159300
1915 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base205216227237248258272282295308323336201423563874158321613427365540415438
2092202302412512632752862993133273362754706671110177625833503378445070
0000002752862993133273362754706671110177625833503378400
0000002792913043183323363495167701347196830053579391200
1915 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1471551631711831901982092202302412512885516841088230247315020532258317645
1501581661751851932022132232342442633765958191493311248275121549264360
0000002022132232342442633765958191493311248275121549200
0000002052162272372482764636409531897392149245221566100
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 2302
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 935
Owner: coppermania
 
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