1922-D 1C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
2538
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
7,160,000
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
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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 2,000 R-4.6 35 / 143 TIE 36 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 35 / 143 TIE 36 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 370 R-6.2 34 / 143 TIE 34 / 146 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 2,000
65 or Better 370
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-6.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 35 / 143 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 143 TIE
65 or Better 34 / 143 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 36 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 34 / 146 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
3 MS65+RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
#3 MS65+RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
#4 MS65RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

As a date, the 1922-D Cent is one of the most common of the 1920's, especially in terms of the number of certified examples. However, the real interest in this date comes from the fact that no Cents were produced at Philadelphia or San Francisco in 1922. Even better, this date is the "father" of the 1922 Plain (actually a 1922-D with a clogged mintmark).

Collectors must be very careful with this date because of the degrees by which the mintmark disappears on some dies. Collectors must discern between 1922-D Cents with bold mintmarks, weak mintmarks, "ghost" mintmarks, and coins that appear to have no mintmark at all. The degree to which the mintmark disappears affects the value of the coin directly. Visible mintmarks (strong or weak) carry the least premium. "Ghost" mintmarks, where the mintmark is barely visible, qualify as "Weak Mintmarks", a die variant of the 1922-D, but one which carries a nice premium. Finally, the "Plain" version is the most valuable, and the one with the strong reverse is the most desirable.