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SERIES: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1978-D 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS66RD

PCGS MS66RD
PCGS #:
2989
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
4,280,233,400
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Auction Record:
$546 • PCGS MS67 • 9-1-2008 • 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 856,046,680 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 85,604,668 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 8,560,466 R-1.0 15 / 48 TIE 48 / 95 TIE

Jaime Hernandez: The 1978-D Lincoln Cent is very common and can be found in circulation very easily. Over 4 billion examples were produced making it very easy to obtain in most grades. It is only scarce in MS67 and anything grading higher is considered rare.