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Obverse of 1916 One Cent     Reverse of 1916 One Cent


1916 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2486, 2487, 2488, 3324, 3325, 3326

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 131,832,627
Proofs: 
1,050

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the date
   

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 14 MS-67RD's.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67RB.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66RD's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 370, sold for $2,185.00  From the sale of the Boyd, Brand, and Ryder Collections, March 1990, Lot 4086

Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 371, sold for $1,725.00  From the Stack's sale of the Starr Collection, October 1992, Lot 1028

NGC Matte Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1281, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS MS-67 Red. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 372, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 82, sold for $1,178.75

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 83, sold for $258.75

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8597, not illustrated, sold for $431.25  From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7693, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

PCGS graded MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1385, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…This coin is boldly struck and very well preserved. Nearly full red throughout, and worth a premium for its spot-free surfaces.", sold for $195.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 232, not plated, sold for $345.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October
2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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