1922 No D 1C Strong Reverse, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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STRONG OR WEAK?

STRONG OR WEAK?

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS #:
3285
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 15,000 R-2.9 4 / 143 TIE 7 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 3 / 143 5 / 146
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 143 1 / 146
Survival Estimate
All Grades 15,000
60 or Better 60
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 143 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 143
65 or Better 1 / 143
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 146
65 or Better 1 / 146

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
	MS65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4137, $82,250 - Heritage 1/2014:5145, not sold - Heritage 8/2014:5534, $67,563

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2013:6246, $32,900 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:16, $31,725 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:18, $38,775

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:2111, $34,500 - Edgemont Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Superior 6/2002:3139, $26,450 - Heritage 9/2005:1093, $43,125 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2712, $54,625 - Brenda John Collection - Heritage 7/2010:3139, $29,900

5 MS63+BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade MS63BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
 
	MS65BN PCGS grade 
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4137, $82,250 - Heritage 1/2014:5145, not sold - Heritage 8/2014:5534, $67,563

#2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2013:6246, $32,900 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:16, $31,725 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:18, $38,775

#2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:2111, $34,500 - Edgemont Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS64BN PCGS grade

Superior 6/2002:3139, $26,450 - Heritage 9/2005:1093, $43,125 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2712, $54,625 - Brenda John Collection - Heritage 7/2010:3139, $29,900

#5 MS63+BN PCGS grade
MS63BN PCGS grade #6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez: The 1922 No D Lincoln cent is the only circulation strike coin, in the entire Lincoln cent series which lacks its intended mint mark.

History: In 1922, the Denver Mint was the only Mint which produced cents for that year. Consequently, all 1922 cents should bare the D mint mark. However, since the Denver Mint was under extreme pressure to produce cents for that year, there was a lot of sloppiness in the production process.

The 1922 No D is believed to exist due to a pair of dies clashing with one another without a coin being in between the two dies. As a result, it is believed that a mint employee obtained an old obverse die and filed it down in order to improve its appearance. But instead, the mint employee ended up filing the D mint mark too much, and in return, created the 1922 No D Lincoln cents.

The 1922 No D Lincoln cent has always been recognized as a major variety within the Lincoln cent series. Due to its popularity this coin has always commanded a hefty premium.


Scarcity: The 1922 No D Strong Reverse Lincoln cent is very challenging to aquire due to its high value in any grade. Most examples are believed to have been certified since they command such high premiums. Therefore, the population figures should provide a good idea of this coins true scarcity.

Varieties:There are two additional recognized varieties for this date which are much less popular and command much lower prices. One of them is the 1922 Weak D mint mark variety and the second one being the Weak Reverse variety.

Authentication: An authentic 1922 No D Lincoln cent will display very sharp details on the reverse unlike the additional two varieties of this year. A 1922 No D cent should have the second 2 stronger than the first 2. Also the word TRUST is sharply struck. There are additional diagnostics which differentiate the more expensive and popular 1922 No D Lincoln cents. Therefore, authentication is highly recommended for this variety.