1918-D 1C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS MS65+RB

PCGS #:
2508
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
47,830,000
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 950 R-5.1 7 / 143 8 / 146
60 or Better 950 R-5.1 7 / 143 8 / 146
65 or Better 140 R-7.6 16 / 143 16 / 146
Survival Estimate
All Grades 950
60 or Better 950
65 or Better 140
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.1
60 or Better R-5.1
65 or Better R-7.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 143
60 or Better 7 / 143
65 or Better 16 / 143
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 146
60 or Better 8 / 146
65 or Better 16 / 146

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
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.

After more than two decades of certification events, the most common grade for a 1918-D Cent in Red-Brown is MS64. Even MS65RB examples can be found without too much trouble, but none have been graded and finer by PCGS.