1922-D 1C, RB MS64RB

CERTIFICATION#: 18684463
PCGS#: 2538

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: As a date, the 1922-D Cent is one of the most common of the 1920's, especially in terms of the number of certified examples.  However, the real interest in this date comes from the fact that no Cents were produced at Philadelphia or San Francisco in 1922.  Even better, this date is the "father" of the 1922 Plain (actually a 1922-D with a clogged mintmark). 

Collectors must be very careful with this date because of the degrees by which the mintmark disappears on some dies.  Collectors must discern between 1922-D Cents with bold mintmarks, weak mintmarks, "ghost" mintmarks, and coins that appear to have no mintmark at all.  The degree to which the mintmark disappears affects the value of the coin directly.  Visible mintmarks (strong or weak) carry the least premium.  "Ghost" mintmarks, where the mintmark is barely visible, qualify as "Weak Mintmarks", a die variant of the 1922-D, but one which carries a nice premium.  Finally, the "Plain" version is the most valuable, and the one with the strong reverse is the most desirable.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: Victor David Brenner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 7,160,000 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 35 / 143 TIE 36 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 35 / 143 TIE 36 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 370 R-6.2 34 / 143 TIE 34 / 146 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
1 MS66RB PCGS grade  
3 MS65+RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade  
4 MS65RB PCGS grade