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Obverse of 1922 Plain One Cent     Reverse of 1922 Plain One Cent

1922 "Plain" ONE CENT

Circulation strikes: 7,160,000 (combined mintage of 1922 varieties)

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

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

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: None below the date (this coin was actually struck at Denver, Colorado)

Mintmark: None

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

This rare variety was caused when the mintmark became filled with crud on a worn die.  The "Strong" reverse variety is the most desirable and valuable.

The finest "Strong Reverse" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64BN.  The finest "Strong Reverse" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65RB's.  The finest "Strong Reverse" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64RD.

The finest "Weak Reverse" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-63BN's.  The finest "Weak Reverse" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-64RB's.  The finest "Weak Reverse" Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RD's.

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


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