1959 1C, CAM (Proof)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

PCGS PR69CAM

PCGS PR69CAM

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PCGS PR68CAM

PCGS PR68CAM

PCGS PR68CAM

PCGS PR68CAM

PCGS #:
83386
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
1,149,291
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 250,000 R-1.8 5 / 9 5 / 9
60 or Better 250,000 R-1.8 5 / 9 5 / 9
65 or Better 200,000 R-1.9 4 / 9 TIE 4 / 9 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250,000
60 or Better 250,000
65 or Better 200,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.8
60 or Better R-1.8
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 9
60 or Better 5 / 9
65 or Better 4 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 9
60 or Better 5 / 9
65 or Better 4 / 9 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
9 PR68CAM PCGS grade
9 PR68CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade
#9 PR68CAM PCGS grade
#9 PR68CAM PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

This is the first year in which the Mint struck Proof Lincoln cents with a Memorial reverse design. Most coins came in nice condition ranging from PR63 to PR65 quality. Most of the nicer coins above grade PR65 were more than likely cherry picked from Proof Sets and submitted to get graded since coins of PR66 quality coins and higher command a premium over the entire Proof Set itself.

In grades of PR67, they are hardly encountered and most of these coins have already been removed from Proof Sets. In PR68 condition they are now considered scarce and there is strong competition by collectors to try to find them in this condition or higher. In PR69 condition, they are very scarce and this is the highest condition that someone can currently find since PCGS has not graded any examples higher than PR69.

Cameo: In cameo, 1959 proof Lincoln cents are somewhat difficult to obtain but yet are available without much searching either at coin shows or online. They are also more easily available than Proof cents from 1950-58 in Cameo condition.