The 1953-P Lincoln cent is one of the most difficult P mint mark cents from 1909 to date to find in MS66 grades or higher. There are actually more 1909 V.D.B. Lincoln cents in MS66 grades and higher, than there are 1953-P Lincoln cents.
The typical 1953-P Lincoln cent is found with nicks and scratches, primarily in the fields. Even nice examples will usually have minor carbon spots along with some discoloration. Almost all 1953-P Lincoln cents lack full vibrant luster.
MS66 Grade: There are approximately 400 - 500 examples in MS66 Red in existence.
MS67 Grade: 1953-P Lincoln cents in MS67 Red grades are almost unheard of and probably less than 5 total examples exist in MS67 Red grade or higher.