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SERIES: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1918-D 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN
PCGS #:
2507
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
47,830,000
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$805 • NGC MS64 • 2-1-2009 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
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All Grades 4,500,000 R-1.0 26 / 143 TIE 29 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 950 R-5.1 7 / 143 9 / 146
65 or Better 140 R-7.6 15 / 143 15 / 146
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9 MS64BN PCG8 grade
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Ron Guth: The 1918-D is a common date in the Lincoln Cent series, though its mintage is well below that of the ultra-common dates such as the 1918-P.  Collectors may choose between Brown, Red-Brown, and Red examples, of which there is a sufficient supply to meet most demand.  The key aspect of this date is the strike quality.  At Denver, dies were used even after they became worn, thus many 1918-D Cents have mushy details or surface granularity.  When seeking out a 1918-D Cent, look for examples with a crisp strike and hard, lustrous surfaces.  As with all Lincoln Cents (and copper coins in general), shy away from overly spotted examples or those with unattractive toning.