1940 1C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

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PCGS #:
83347
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
15,872
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

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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 100 R-8.0 3 / 15 TIE 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 3 / 15 TIE 3 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 3 / 15 TIE 3 / 15 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 15 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 15 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65CAM PCGS grade
1 PR65CAM PCGS grade
1 PR65CAM PCGS grade
4 PR64CAM PCGS grade
4 PR64CAM estimated grade
4 PR64CAM estimated grade
#1 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR64CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR64CAM estimated grade
#4 PR64CAM estimated grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1940 Proof Lincoln cent is one of the most difficult coins with a Brilliant finish to find with Cameo surfaces. There are less than 5 known 1940 Proof Lincoln cents with Cameo surfaces.

Coins with Cameo surfaces were some of the first coins struck from a fresh pair of dies and planchets. And from 1936 to 1942, very few coins were actually struck from the fresh polished dies and planchets. Therefore, most Proof coins from 1936 – 1942 lack Cameo surfaces.
The only Proof Lincolns cents that do display Cameo surfaces from 1936 to 1942 are the 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940 and 1942. Out of the five different coins that do have Cameo surfaces, the1940 Proof Lincoln is the scarcest of all with Cameo surfaces.
The only two tougher dates for the Brilliant Proof Lincoln cent series that are non existent with Cameo surfaces, are the 1939 and 1942 Proof Lincoln cents.