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Obverse of 1916-D One Cent     Reverse of 1916-D One Cent


1916-D ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2489, 2490, 2491 

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 35,956,000
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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66BN.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 26 MS-65RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66RD's.

Recent appearances:
MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4131, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6701, not illustrated, sold for $1,437.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8598, not illustrated, sold for $1,322.50  From the Mike Hughes Collection

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1282 sold for $345.00

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 332, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1386, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Flashy and bright, with virtually complete original mint red on both sides. Examination will note a hint of peripheral toning starting to form. Sharp and original, and perfect for the date collector.", sold for $920.00

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