1960-D 1C Large Date, RD MS65RD Certification #14804501, PCGS #2866

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1960 Cents from both the Philadelphia and Denver Mints can be found with Large and Small Dates.  The differences are somewhat subtle, but once learned, can be used to identify the different varieties by sight.  The most obviois difference is the shape of the 6.  On the Small Date, the 6 seems thicker and the portion of the 6 above the loop is much shorter than it is on the Large Date.  Also, when an imaginary line is drawn across the top of the 1 and the 0, the line cuts across the top of the 9 on the Large Date, and more of the 6 appears above the line (see diagram above).

Both varieties are common, though superb examples are rare.  For instance, the finest 1960-D Large Date Cents certified by PCGS as of October 2011 were only two MS67RD examples.


Jaime Hernandez

In 1960 the U.S. Mint struck a Small and Large Date Lincoln cent. For the Denver Mint the Large Date Lincoln cents are difficult to locate in grades of MS66 and higher. In MS67 it is very scarce with about 15 known and none being finer. 

PCGS #
2866
Designer
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
1580884000
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
801
Pop Lower
800
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 120000 R-1.9 4 / 48 TIE 5 / 95 TIE
All Grades 120000 R-1.9 4 / 48 TIE 5 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 60000 R-2.4 4 / 48 5 / 95
65 or Better 120000
All Grades 120000
60 or Better 60000
65 or Better R-1.9
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-2.4
65 or Better 4 / 48 TIE
All Grades 4 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 48
65 or Better 5 / 95 TIE
All Grades 5 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 95

Condition Census Learn More

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