Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 6,200,000
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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1933 D 1C MS obverse 1933 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This low-mintage issue was always scarce in circulation, but especially so at the time of its coining. Like most Depression-era coins, these pieces were not immediately needed for commerce, and collectors had to purchase their two-coin allotment of 1933-D cents from the Treasury Department at face value plus postage. A few years later, however, the vaults were emptied of the remaining pieces, many of which were hoarded by speculators in Mint State rolls.

The Census data reveal that many examples have been certified as MS RD gems, so there is no great challenge to finding a desirable specimen.

The 1933-D cent marked the debut of a new mintmark puncheon for Denver coins, this letter D being noticeably larger than that used previously for cents. It was used also for the only other 1933 Denver entry, the Oregon Trail Half Dollar commemorative. A few leftover reverse dies for other denominations were used in 1934 and featured the Small D, but cents, due to having their mintmarks on the dated obverse, were all of the Large D variety from 1933 onward.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1933 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3.35 3.65 5.00 6.75 12.50 17.50 18.50 20.00 21.50 27.00 30.00 34.00 40.00 50.00 110 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1933 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 28.00 32.00 37.00 50.00 65.00 165 475 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 55.00 75.00 - - -
1933 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 45.00 85.00 175 585 5000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 50.00 100.00 210 1000 7500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1038
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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6/29/1998 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1062, 1062/Lot# 1116 $76.30
3/28/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Bullet Sale #369, 369/Lot# 116 $310.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1847 $552.00
4/16/2008 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 260 $1,150.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9660 $253.00
6/10/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 54062 $32.00
12/9/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 729, 738/Lot# 5 $325.00
6/16/2014 NGC MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20087 $246.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1933 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9912162450677276818910237123139163201395442489579931
910131933566973788493102661281471762664114585196960
00000069737884931026612814717626641145851900
00000070757986981029413415518833042647354900
1933 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202424242828323232373741501311512012555391103120113732022
212424252829323234373844771381682193507271136125815890
000000323234373844771381682193507271136125800
0000003232353740471041441842374449151168131600
1933 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3737414145455054595963678114318332056312523817406444825986
37384142454751565960647210215622940179321073899420349830
00000051565960647210215622940179321073899420300
000000535759626676122170274482102229623982434300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3817
Owner: KKM
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 1252
Owner: D.M. Russo
 
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