1954 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS #:
2813
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
71,640,050
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 7,000,000 R-1.0 26 / 143 TIE 29 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 7,400 R-3.5 90 / 143 92 / 146
65 or Better 3,700 R-4.2 83 / 143 TIE 83 / 146 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,000,000
60 or Better 7,400
65 or Better 3,700
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-3.5
65 or Better R-4.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 143 TIE
60 or Better 90 / 143
65 or Better 83 / 143 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 29 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 92 / 146
65 or Better 83 / 146 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 Common
#1 Common
Jaime Hernandez: The 1954-P Lincoln cent has the lowest mintage from any Philadelphia cent which was struck from 1934 to date.

Almost all Philadelphia Lincoln cents exist in better condition than the 1954-P (this includes all dates from the teens and twenties), with the exception of the 1914-P.

From 1915 to date, the 1954-P ranks as the toughest Philadelphia cent in grades of MS67 or higher. However, the 1914-P is definitely the toughest, the 1954-P being the second toughest and the 1953-P being the third most difficult to locate in M67 Red grades.

For no apparent reason, 1954-P Lincoln cents display very weak and mushy details. This is one of the reasons why coins in high mint state grades are very difficult to locate.