1916 1C, RD PR66RD Certification #25220774, PCGS #3326

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1916 Proof Lincoln cent is the lowest mintage coin in the Matte Proof Lincoln cent series. 

Red: The 1916 Proof Lincoln is also the most difficult coin to find with complete Red surfaces for the Matte Proof Lincoln cent series. It is even tougher to find that the 1909 V.D.B. Proof in Red. Several of the 1916 Proof Lincoln cents in Red also tend to come with some spotting, or discoloration, possibly due to improper storage right after after the coins were struck.

PR66 Red or Higher: The 1916 Proof Lincoln cent is also the second scarcest in high grades with the Red color designation, with the 1911 Proof being the scarcest in PR 66 Red or higher. PCGS has only graded 3 different 1916 Proof Lincoln cents in PR66 Red with none higher. (Compare this to the population of the key coin to the series, the 1909 V.D.B. Proof, where PCGS has graded 7 in PR 66 Red and 2 higher in PR67 Red).
PCGS #
3326
Designer
Victor David Brenner
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
1050
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
31
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 50 R-8.5 1 / 26 1 / 26
All Grades 50 R-8.5 1 / 26 1 / 26
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 1 / 26 1 / 26
65 or Better 50
All Grades 50
60 or Better 25
65 or Better R-8.5
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better 1 / 26
All Grades 1 / 26
60 or Better 1 / 26
65 or Better 1 / 26
All Grades 1 / 26
60 or Better 1 / 26

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66RD PCGS grade PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD PCGS grade
1 PR66RD estimated grade
5 PR65RD PCGS grade
PR66RD PCGS grade #1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD PCGS grade
#1 PR66RD estimated grade
#5 PR65RD PCGS grade