2005 1C, RD MS67RD

CERTIFICATION#: 12769511
PCGS#: 3190

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: This year the U.S. Mint introduced Special Mint Sets which contained an example of every circulating coin in a special Satin Finish. It appears that the U.S. Mint was more focused on producing high quality Satin Finish coins than for circulating coins. As a result, 2005 circulation strike Lincoln Cents were made of poor quality that even examples in MS65 or MS66 quality were difficult to come by in circulation.

Examples in MS67 were very scarce with a few hundred examples turning up despite lots of searching. In MS68 they are truly scarce with less than a dozen examples known and none being finer.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro Edge: Plain
Mintage: 3,935,600,000 Weight: 2.50 grams Metal Content: Copper-plated Zinc

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,967,800,000 R-1.0 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 19,678,000 R-1.0 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 196,780 R-1.9 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE