1978 1C, RD MS66RD Certification #21591051, PCGS #2992

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1978-P Lincoln Cent is very common as the Mint struck over 5 billion examples. Finding one in circulation should be very easy. Even finding examples up to about MS64 condition should be fairly easy. Examples in MS65 are also abundant in Uncirculated rolls at a small premium over 1 cent. In MS66 condition they become a little more challenging to find but are still easily available. In MS67 condition they are very hard to find and command a substantial premium. Most MS67 rolls have probably been found in the past few decades in original rolls, mint sets or bags.    

PCGS #
2992
Designer
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
5558605000
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Pop Higher
65
Pop Lower
385
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Grades
65 or Better 1111721000 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
All Grades 111172100 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 11117210 R-1.0 15 / 48 TIE 48 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 1111721000
All Grades 111172100
60 or Better 11117210
65 or Better R-1.0
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better 10 / 48 TIE
All Grades 10 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 95 TIE
All Grades 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 48 / 95 TIE