1918-D 1C, RD MS65RD

CERTIFICATION#: 03578053
PCGS#: 2509

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1918-D is a common date in the Lincoln Cent series, though its mintage is well below that of the ultra-common dates such as the 1918-P.  Collectors may choose between Brown, Red-Brown, and Red examples, of which there is a sufficient supply to meet most demand.  The key aspect of this date is the strike quality.  At Denver, dies were used even after they became worn, thus many 1918-D Cents have mushy details or surface granularity.  When seeking out a 1918-D Cent, look for examples with a crisp strike and hard, lustrous surfaces.  As with all Lincoln Cents (and copper coins in general), shy away from overly spotted examples or those with unattractive toning.

Full Red 1918-D Cents are scarce, and are most likely to be seen in MS64.  In MS65, this date is quite rare and, in MS66RD and above, the 1918-D Cent is downright rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS67RD.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: Victor David Brenner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 47,830,000 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 800 R-5.4 16 / 143 TIE 16 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 16 / 143 TIE 16 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 140 R-7.6 16 / 143 16 / 146

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
2 MS66RD PCGS grade
2 MS66RD PCGS grade  

New Netherlands Coin Co. 10/1943, $2.75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:316 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:1288 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4030, $25,850

2 MS66RD PCGS grade  
2 MS66RD PCGS grade