Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 28,446,000
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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1934 D 1C MS obverse 1934 D 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Since economic recovery came slower in the Midwest than in the rest of the nation, Denver's coinage production did not keep pace with that of Philadlephia. Despite a modest mintage by later standards, the 1934-D cent is common in all circulated grades, and gem Mint State examples exist in sufficient numbers to satisfy advanced collectors.

The challenge with 1934-D cents is in finding well struck specimens from fresh dies. The Denver Mint returned to its old practice of overusing dies and permitting them to display severe erosion lines and loss of detail.

Several varieties are noted for this issue, but the two most desirable are listed at left and recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

The periods in V.D.B. were no longer visible on cents dated 1934-68, as these had worn off of the obverse master hub. A fresh hub for 1969's coinage restored the periods, along with sharpening all other features.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1934 D 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.20 0.25 0.45 0.75 3.00 7.35 9.00 11.50 14.00 17.00 18.00 21.00 23.00 28.00 60.00 150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 32.50 70.00 - -
1934 D 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 19.00 20.00 22.50 32.50 50.00 105 260 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 35.00 55.00 125 - -
1934 D 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 21.00 24.00 30.00 57.50 87.50 350 4500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 33.00 65.00 135 880 11500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 921
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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2/10/1999 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1132, 1132/Lot# 1102 $45.78
12/20/2000 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20124, 20124/Lot# 4041 $43.00
10/4/2007 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 183, 189/Lot# 5093 $86.25
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1546 $575.00
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 130866 $52.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 995 $2,115.00
10/12/2014 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25661 $123.38
1/10/2016 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131603/Lot# 25515 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 D 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111133333616374594194
111111111113333492339611270
0000001111133334923396100
00000011112333351230427700
1934 D 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333391228323750597276819413520138174590821243009
333510172934415363737885108157261502799131324190
0000002934415363737885108157261502799131300
0000003135465668757990121179321624854171900
1934 D 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base991216242832374154638185981232303309083639381741415563
910131925293438455769828910615926352318183698392546150
0000003438455769828910615926352318183698392500
0000003540506075849411519429771527293758403300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 3639
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 908
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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