2005 1C, RD MS68+ RD Certification #81634364, PCGS #3190

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

This year the U.S. Mint introduced Special Mint Sets which contained an example of every circulating coin in a special Satin Finish. It appears that the U.S. Mint was more focused on producing high quality Satin Finish coins than for circulating coins. As a result, 2005 circulation strike Lincoln Cents were made of poor quality that even examples in MS65 or MS66 quality were difficult to come by in circulation.

Examples in MS67 were very scarce with a few hundred examples turning up despite lots of searching. In MS68 they are truly scarce with less than a dozen examples known and none being finer.

PCGS #
3190
Designer
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
2.50 grams
Mintage
3935600000
Metal
Copper-plated Zinc
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
424
Region
The United States of America
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Grades
65 or Better 1967800000 R-1.0 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
All Grades 19678000 R-1.0 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 196780 R-1.9 2 / 47 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 1967800000
All Grades 19678000
60 or Better 196780
65 or Better R-1.0
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better 2 / 47 TIE
All Grades 2 / 47 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 47 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 95 TIE
All Grades 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 95 TIE