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1953 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2806, 3368, 83368, 93368

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 256,755,000
Proofs: 
128,800

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

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

Weight: 48 grains (3.1 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the date

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Red example graded by PCGS are 3 PR-69RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRDC-67's.

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