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1915-D ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2480, 2481, 2482

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 22,050,000
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 examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 19 MS-65RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 16 MS-66RD's.

Significant examples:
ICG MS-67 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 327, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Red
- Mike Hughes collection
- Heritage 05/2001:8595, $1,840.00

ICG MS-66 Red
- Heritage 05/2001:7691, $891.25

PCGS MS-65, Red
- Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4130, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

PCGS MS-65 Red
- Bowers and Merena 10/2000:369, $1,725.00

NGC MS-65 Red
- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7689, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

PCGS MS-65 Red
- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7690, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS MS-65 Red
- Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 179, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Red
- Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1383, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…An impressive example that boasts a bold strike throughout, and shows no weakness on any of the devices or lettering. The color ranges from pinkish rose to sunset yellow hues, and no spots are worthy of note. Minor handling marks on Lincoln from a higher grade.", sold for $172.00

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