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

1953 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64BN
PCGS #:
2804
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
256,755,000
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$1,495 • MS60 • 11-2-2005 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 25,600,000 R-1.0 26 / 143 TIE 29 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 5,000 R-4.0 67 / 143 TIE 69 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 57 / 143 TIE 57 / 146 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
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1 Common  
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Jaime Hernandez: The 1953-P Lincoln cent is one of the most difficult P mint mark cents from 1909 to date to find in MS66 grades or higher. There are actually more 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln cents in MS66 grades and higher,  than there are 1953-P Lincoln cents.

The typical 1953-P Lincoln cent is found with nicks and scratches, primarily in the fields. Even nice examples will usually have minor carbon spots along with some discoloration. Almost all 1953-P Lincoln cents lack full vibrant luster.

MS66 Grade: There are approximately 400 - 500 examples in MS66 Red in existence.

MS67 Grade: 1953-P Lincoln cents in MS67 Red grades are almost unheard of and probably less than 5 total examples exist in MS67 Red grade or higher.