1918-D 1C, RB MS62RB Certification #08796585, PCGS #2508

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.

After more than two decades of certification events, the most common grade for a 1918-D Cent in Red-Brown is MS64.  Even MS65RB examples can be found without too much trouble, but none have been graded and finer by PCGS.

PCGS #
2508
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
357
Pop Lower
0
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 950 R-5.1 7 / 143 8 / 146
All Grades 950 R-5.1 7 / 143 8 / 146
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 16 / 143 16 / 146
65 or Better 950
All Grades 950
60 or Better 140
65 or Better R-5.1
All Grades R-5.1
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better 7 / 143
All Grades 7 / 143
60 or Better 16 / 143
65 or Better 8 / 146
All Grades 8 / 146
60 or Better 16 / 146

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade