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1912-D ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2453, 2454, 2455

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,411,000
Proofs: 
0

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

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

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver, CO) below the date

Notes:
The finest Brown example graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66RD's.

Significant examples:
ICG MS-66 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 321, illustrated, sold for $1,064.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6691, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 356, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7676, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8586, not illustrated, sold for $776.25  From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7675, not illustrated, not sold


PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1268, sold for $230.00

MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1362, not illustrated, sold for $195.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 185, not plated, sold for $115.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1372, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Well struck, with a partial wire rim on the upper obverse, and with choice surfaces. There is one tiny spot on the reverse, nestled up on the C of AMERICA. Satiny luster and with mellow original red color. An impressive coin for the moderate grade.", sold for $276.00

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