1918-D 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS67RD

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PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66RD

PCGS MS66RD

PCGS #:
2509
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
47,830,000
Mint:
Denver
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 800 R-5.4 16 / 143 TIE 16 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 16 / 143 TIE 16 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 140 R-7.6 16 / 143 16 / 146
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 800
65 or Better 140
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-7.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 143 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 143 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 143
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 146

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5265, $42,300

2 MS66RD PCGS grade PCGS #2509 (MS, Red)     66
2 MS66RD PCGS grade

New Netherlands Coin Co. 10/1943, $2.75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:316 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:1288 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4030, $25,850

2 MS66RD PCGS grade
2 MS66RD PCGS grade
2 MS66RD PCGS grade
2 MS66RD PCGS grade
8 MS65+RD PCGS grade
8 MS65+RD PCGS grade
8 MS65+RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5265, $42,300

PCGS #2509 (MS, Red)     66 #2 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS66RD PCGS grade

New Netherlands Coin Co. 10/1943, $2.75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:316 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:1288 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4030, $25,850

#2 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS66RD PCGS grade
#8 MS65+RD PCGS grade
#8 MS65+RD PCGS grade
#8 MS65+RD PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1918-D is a common date in the Lincoln Cent series, though its mintage is well below that of the ultra-common dates such as the 1918-P. Collectors may choose between Brown, Red-Brown, and Red examples, of which there is a sufficient supply to meet most demand. The key aspect of this date is the strike quality. At Denver, dies were used even after they became worn, thus many 1918-D Cents have mushy details or surface granularity. When seeking out a 1918-D Cent, look for examples with a crisp strike and hard, lustrous surfaces. As with all Lincoln Cents (and copper coins in general), shy away from overly spotted examples or those with unattractive toning.

Full Red 1918-D Cents are scarce, and are most likely to be seen in MS64. In MS65, this date is quite rare and, in MS66RD and above, the 1918-D Cent is downright rare. The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS67RD.