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.    

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Plain
Mintage
5558605000
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
65
Pop Lower
379
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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