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

1916 1C, BN (Proof)

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PCGS PR67BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN
PCGS #:
3324
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,050
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$7,050 • NGC PR66 • 3-6-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 225 R-6.7 2 / 18 TIE 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 3 / 18 3 / 18
65 or Better 120 R-7.8 7 / 18 TIE 7 / 18 TIE
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67BN PCGS grade

MPLs – Lincolns of Color (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR66BN PCGS grade
2 PR66BN PCGS grade
4 PR65BN PCGS grade
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67BN PCGS grade

MPLs – Lincolns of Color (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR66BN PCGS grade
2 PR66BN PCGS grade
4 PR65BN PCGS grade
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
4 PR65BN PCGS grade  
Jaime Hernandez: The 1916 Matte Proof Lincoln cent has the lowest mintage for the entire Matte Proof
Lincoln cent series, including all non error proof Lincoln cents produced from 1909 to date.

With a total of 600 coins produced, about half of the mintage is still known to exist. It is not the scarcest Matte Proof Lincoln cent since the 1909 V.D.B. is the scarcest. However, the 1916 is the second scarcest cent in the matte proof Lincoln cent series. Additionally, it is also the scarcest one found with complete and original Red surfaces.

Most examples of this coin exist with Red Brown surfaces. This is due, mainly because the Mint at the
time, was packaging proof coins inside tissue paper which contained sulfur. Consequently, causing the coins to naturally tone over time.

Most all 1916 Matte Proof's are very well stuck and exhibit well defined and sharp characteristics. Noteworthy, many 1916 business strike cents are also very well struck and many times, they are confused with the more expensive proof coins. Therefore, authentication is highly recommended.