1915 1C, RB PR66RB

CERTIFICATION#: 20242064
PCGS#: 3322

Owner's Comments

heritage auctions lot#3177 a1354 cac approved

Expert Comments

Ron Guth:  

The 1915 Lincoln Cent is very scarce as a Matte Proof, especially with full Red color.  By 1915, interest in Matte Proofs waned and the number of coins sold decreased steadily until they were discontinued after 1916.  Collectors simply did not warm up to the unusual finish on Matte Proofs.  

In 1915, the Mint made 1,150 Matte Proofs, down from a high of 4,118 Matte Proofs in 1910.  

The key to value and desirability with Matte Proofs is a combination of color and spotting.  The redder the color and the cleaner the surfaces, the more valuable the coin.

 

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: Victor David Brenner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,150 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 250 R-6.6 3 / 19 3 / 19
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 3 / 19 3 / 19
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 2 / 19 TIE 2 / 19 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66+RB PCGS grade
2 PR66+RB PCGS grade  
2 PR66RB PCGS grade
2 PR66RB PCGS grade
2 PR66RB PCGS grade