1959 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
2852
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
609,715,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 425,000,000 R-1.0 3 / 15 TIE 4 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 150,000 R-1.9 4 / 15 TIE 5 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 75,000 R-2.2 6 / 15 7 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 425,000,000
60 or Better 150,000
65 or Better 75,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-2.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 15
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS64BN
2 PCGS MS63BN
3 Multiple (4) PCGS AU58BNs
#1 PCGS MS64BN
#2 PCGS MS63BN
#3 Multiple (4) PCGS AU58BNs
Jaime Hernandez:


This is the first year in which the Mint produced Lincoln cents with the Memorial reverse design.



MS65: Even though this coin has a large mintage, coins in MS65 condition are not easy to come by. A lot of roll searching is needed to find examples in this condition or higher.



MS66: In MS66 they are difficult to find and there are probably no more than a couple thousand coins that would merit this grade or higher.



MS67: In this grade coins are considered very scarce with possibly no more than several dozen or so coins surviving in this grade with none being higher.