1916 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS PR67BN

PCGS PR67BN

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS #:
3324
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
1,050
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 225 R-6.7 2 / 18 TIE 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 3 / 18 3 / 18
65 or Better 120 R-7.8 7 / 18 TIE 7 / 18 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 225
60 or Better 225
65 or Better 120
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.7
60 or Better R-6.7
65 or Better R-7.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 18
65 or Better 7 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 18
65 or Better 7 / 18 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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Jaime Hernandez: The 1916 Matte Proof Lincoln cent has the lowest mintage for the entire Matte Proof
Lincoln cent series, including all non error proof Lincoln cents produced from 1909 to date.

With a total of 600 coins produced, about half of the mintage is still known to exist. It is not the scarcest Matte Proof Lincoln cent since the 1909 V.D.B. is the scarcest. However, the 1916 is the second scarcest cent in the matte proof Lincoln cent series. Additionally, it is also the scarcest one found with complete and original Red surfaces.

Most examples of this coin exist with Red Brown surfaces. This is due, mainly because the Mint at the
time, was packaging proof coins inside tissue paper which contained sulfur. Consequently, causing the coins to naturally tone over time.

Most all 1916 Matte Proof's are very well stuck and exhibit well defined and sharp characteristics. Noteworthy, many 1916 business strike cents are also very well struck and many times, they are confused with the more expensive proof coins. Therefore, authentication is highly recommended.