Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 657,828,600
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1942 1C MS obverse 1942 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage issue that is fairly common in fully red gem condition from the abundance of rolls saved at the time. Its mintage would have been even higher, but copper was being rationed for the war effort. Tin was already in short supply and was mostly removed from this year's cent production, having no effect whatsoever on the coins' appearance or wearing qualities.

Two nice doubled-die obverse varieties are sought by specialists, and these are likewise recognized by NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2014

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1942 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.40 0.45 0.50 0.55 0.65 1.20 1.30 2.40 3.85 6.25 12.00 29.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3.75 7.65 11.00 16.75 38.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 7.00 11.50 19.00 35.00 300 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 3750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2612
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/2/2002 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22042, 22042/Lot# 13079 $29.90
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 290 $276.00
11/4/2007 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67112, 67112/Lot# 24067 $25.00
11/9/2010 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10332 $69.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 659, 666/Lot# 6140 $374.90
12/19/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3402, 3402/Lot# 1055 $60.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 66   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 155715 $7.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339243745119135171314
33333333333335142840701241472190
000000333333351428407012414700
000000333333371933429413015900
1942 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333616324567155179220392
33333333333349213652961631932770
000000333333492136529616319300
00000033333351327416012617120600
1942 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333324456314386594810911643
33333333333331031519038489399612750
00000033333331031519038489399600
0000003333333173857116624920104300
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 865
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 865
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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