2005 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

PCGS MS68+RD

PCGS MS68+RD

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PCGS MS68RD

PCGS MS68RD

PCGS MS67+RD

PCGS MS67+RD

PCGS #:
3190
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.50 grams
Mintage:
3,935,600,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper-plated Zinc
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,967,800,000 R-1.0 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 19,678,000 R-1.0 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 196,780 R-1.9 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,967,800,000
60 or Better 19,678,000
65 or Better 196,780
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 47 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 47 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 47 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 95 TIE
Jaime Hernandez:

This year the U.S. Mint introduced Special Mint Sets which contained an example of every circulating coin in a special Satin Finish. It appears that the U.S. Mint was more focused on producing high quality Satin Finish coins than for circulating coins. As a result, 2005 circulation strike Lincoln Cents were made of poor quality that even examples in MS65 or MS66 quality were difficult to come by in circulation.

Examples in MS67 were very scarce with a few hundred examples turning up despite lots of searching. In MS68 they are truly scarce with less than a dozen examples known and none being finer.