1950 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS #:
3357
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
51,386
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 2,000 R-4.6 16 / 18 TIE 16 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 16 / 18 TIE 16 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 15 / 18 TIE 15 / 18 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 2,000
65 or Better 500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-6.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 18 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65BN PCGS grade
1 PR65BN PCGS grade
1 PR65BN estimated grade
1 PR65BN estimated grade
5 PR64BN PCGS grade
5 PR64BN estimated grade
5 PR64BN estimated grade
8 PR63BN PCGS grade
8 PR63BN PCGS grade
8 PR63BN estimated grade
#1 PR65BN PCGS grade
#1 PR65BN PCGS grade
#1 PR65BN estimated grade
#1 PR65BN estimated grade
#5 PR64BN PCGS grade
#5 PR64BN estimated grade
#5 PR64BN estimated grade
#8 PR63BN PCGS grade
#8 PR63BN PCGS grade
#8 PR63BN estimated grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The U.S. Mint continued to produce Proof Sets this year as it had stopped making them in 1942. The 1950 Proof Sets had the lowest mintage for Proof coins produced from 1950-1958. This year was the first year in which you begin to see a strong Cameo appearance on coins as the Mint is now improving the quality of the coins they produce.

In 1936 and 1942 the Mint also produced Brilliant cents but none had a strong Cameo appearance to warrant the Deep Cameo designation. For the 1950 Proof Lincoln cent however the Mint did produce coins with a Deep Cameo appearance as this is the first date in the series where PCGS has graded a Deep Cameo coin. Coins displaying Deep Cameo surfaces are very scarce and were probably some of the first coins struck or struck from freshly polished dies.