1960-D 1C Large Date, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS67RD

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS MS66+RD

PCGS #:
2866
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
1,580,884,000
Mint:
Denver
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 120,000 R-1.9 4 / 48 TIE 5 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 120,000 R-1.9 4 / 48 TIE 5 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 60,000 R-2.4 4 / 48 5 / 95
Survival Estimate
All Grades 120,000
60 or Better 120,000
65 or Better 60,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-2.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 48
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 95

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
#3 MS67RD PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1960 Cents from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints can be found with Large and Small Dates. The differences are somewhat subtle, but once learned, can be used to identify the different varieties by sight. The most obviois difference is the shape of the 6. On the Small Date, the 6 seems thicker and the portion of the 6 above the loop is much shorter than it is on the Large Date. Also, when an imaginary line is drawn across the top of the 1 and the 0, the line cuts across the top of the 9 on the Large Date, and more of the 6 appears above the line (see diagram above).

Both varieties are common, though superb examples are rare. For instance, the finest 1960-D Large Date Cents certified by PCGS as of October 2011 were only two MS67RD examples.

Jaime Hernandez:

In 1960 the U.S. Mint struck a Small and Large Date Lincoln cent. For the Denver Mint the Large Date Lincoln cents are difficult to locate in grades of MS66 and higher. In MS67 it is very scarce with about 15 known and none being finer.