1981 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

PCGS MS68RD

PCGS MS68RD

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PCGS MS68RD

PCGS MS68RD

PCGS MS68RD

PCGS MS68RD

PCGS #:
3043
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
7,491,750,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% 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 1,498,350,000 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 149,835,000 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 14,983,500 R-1.0 15 / 48 TIE 48 / 95 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,498,350,000
60 or Better 149,835,000
65 or Better 14,983,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better R-1.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 95 TIE
Jaime Hernandez:

Over 7.4 billion examples of the 1981-P Lincoln Cent were struck for circulation. Therefore, just about anyone should be able to find an example in circulation very easily. In BU condition, it should also be very easy to find examples up to about MS66 condition. In MS67 condition or higher they begin to be very scarce.