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1909 ONE CENT - LINCOLN
(see also 1909 One Cent - Indian Head)

PCGS Nos: 2429, 2430, 2431, 3303, 3304, 3305

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 72,700,000
Proofs: 
2,618

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the date

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65BN's.  The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 12 MS-66RB's.  The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 40 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66BN.  The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67RB.  The finest Proof Red example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68RD.

Recent appearances:
Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 342 @$977.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1257 sold for $1,265.00

PCGS Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5953, not plated, sold for $500.25

ANACS Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 343 @$414.00

PCGS Proof 64, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1358

IGC MS-67 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 65 sold for $218.50

NGC MS-67 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7663, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

PCGS MS-67 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8577, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 66 sold for $488.75

PCGS graded Proof 64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1358, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Nearly a gem with full original mint red, although there are traces of a fingerprint in the left obverse field. The strike is especially bold, as normal for a proof issue. Scarce this nice.", sold for $747.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October
2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service