1915 1C, BN PR66BN Certification #25390168, PCGS #3321

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

 

The 1915 Lincoln Cent is very scarce as a Matte Proof, especially with full Red color.  By 1915, interest in Matte Proofs waned and the number of coins sold decreased steadily until they were discontinued after 1916.  Collectors simply did not warm up to the unusual finish on Matte Proofs.  

In 1915, the Mint made 1,150 Matte Proofs, down from a high of 4,118 Matte Proofs in 1910.  

The key to value and desirability with Matte Proofs is a combination of color and spotting.  The redder the color and the cleaner the surfaces, the more valuable the coin.

 

PCGS #
3321
Designer
Victor David Brenner
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
1150
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
15
Pop Lower
92
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 4 / 18 4 / 18
All Grades 250 R-6.6 4 / 18 4 / 18
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 5 / 18 TIE 5 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 250
All Grades 250
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-6.6
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 4 / 18
All Grades 4 / 18
60 or Better 5 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 18
All Grades 4 / 18
60 or Better 5 / 18 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67BN PCGS grade
1 PR67BN PCGS grade
3 PR66+BN PCGS grade PR66+BN PCGS grade

MPLs – Lincolns of Color (PCGS Set Registry)

4 PR66BN PCGS grade PR66BN PCGS grade
4 PR66BN PCGS grade PR66BN PCGS grade
#1 PR67BN PCGS grade
#1 PR67BN PCGS grade
PR66+BN PCGS grade #3 PR66+BN PCGS grade

MPLs – Lincolns of Color (PCGS Set Registry)

PR66BN PCGS grade #4 PR66BN PCGS grade
PR66BN PCGS grade #4 PR66BN PCGS grade