1918-D 1C, RD MS65RD Certification #84289353, PCGS #2509

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1918-D is a common date in the Lincoln Cent series, though its mintage is well below that of the ultra-common dates such as the 1918-P.  Collectors may choose between Brown, Red-Brown, and Red examples, of which there is a sufficient supply to meet most demand.  The key aspect of this date is the strike quality.  At Denver, dies were used even after they became worn, thus many 1918-D Cents have mushy details or surface granularity.  When seeking out a 1918-D Cent, look for examples with a crisp strike and hard, lustrous surfaces.  As with all Lincoln Cents (and copper coins in general), shy away from overly spotted examples or those with unattractive toning.

Full Red 1918-D Cents are scarce, and are most likely to be seen in MS64.  In MS65, this date is quite rare and, in MS66RD and above, the 1918-D Cent is downright rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS67RD.

PCGS #
2509
Designer
Victor David Brenner
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
47830000
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
24
Pop Lower
164
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 800 R-5.4 16 / 143 TIE 16 / 146 TIE
All Grades 800 R-5.4 16 / 143 TIE 16 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 16 / 143 16 / 146
65 or Better 800
All Grades 800
60 or Better 140
65 or Better R-5.4
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better 16 / 143 TIE
All Grades 16 / 143 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 143
65 or Better 16 / 146 TIE
All Grades 16 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 146

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5265, $42,300

2 MS66RD PCGS grade PCGS #2509 (MS, Red)     66
2 MS66RD PCGS grade

New Netherlands Coin Co. 10/1943, $2.75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:316 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:1288 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4030, $25,850

2 MS66RD PCGS grade
2 MS66RD PCGS grade
MS67RD PCGS grade #1 MS67RD PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5265, $42,300

PCGS #2509 (MS, Red)     66 #2 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS66RD PCGS grade

New Netherlands Coin Co. 10/1943, $2.75 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:316 - Bowers & Merena 6/2010:1288 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4030, $25,850

#2 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS66RD PCGS grade