1915 1C, RD PR66RD Certification #25259000, PCGS #3323

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 #
3323
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
3
Pop Lower
32
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 80 R-8.2 3 / 26 3 / 26
All Grades 80 R-8.2 3 / 26 3 / 26
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 26 4 / 26
65 or Better 80
All Grades 80
60 or Better 50
65 or Better R-8.2
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better 3 / 26
All Grades 3 / 26
60 or Better 4 / 26
65 or Better 3 / 26
All Grades 3 / 26
60 or Better 4 / 26

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67RD PCGS grade PR67RD PCGS grade
1 PR67RD PCGS grade
3 PR66+RD PCGS grade PR66+RD PCGS grade
4 PR66RD PCGS grade PR66RD PCGS grade
4 PR66RD PCGS grade PR66RD PCGS grade
PR67RD PCGS grade #1 PR67RD PCGS grade
#1 PR67RD PCGS grade
PR66+RD PCGS grade #3 PR66+RD PCGS grade
PR66RD PCGS grade #4 PR66RD PCGS grade
PR66RD PCGS grade #4 PR66RD PCGS grade