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Lincoln Cent Registry Collectors Aggressive

May 22, 2017

     In this week’s Moderns Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide there are numerous increases in later date Lincoln Cents as Registry collectors are actively seeking specific high grade coins. The 1935 S MS67 Red is up to $875 Market and the 1953 MS67 Red is higher at $650. The latter may seem like a common date, but in high grade it is quite desirable to the advanced collector.

     The early Proof Lincoln Cents are all about the quality and the color. The 1909 VDB in PR65 Red has jumped to $32,500 over the past few weeks. The Proof VDB is always a very popular coin, and when a Red coin is available there are multiple competitive buyers. The 1916 in PR66 Red moved higher to $18,750.

     Last week Legend hosted the Regency XXI Sale in New Orleans with a large selection of patterns. The 1793 Wreath Cent with Lettered Edge in PCGS MS64 BN with a CAC sticker realized well over our Market value of $205,000, selling for $250,000. Below are some selected highlights from this sale.

1804 Half Cent Crosslet 4 StemsPCGS MS65 BN CAC$18,800
1909 S VDB Lincoln CentPCGS MS66+ Red CAC$22,913
1870 Two CentPCGS PR66+ RD Cameo CAC$24,675
1918 D Buffalo NickelPCGS MS66+ $15,275
1795 Flowing Hair Half DimePCGS MS65 CAC$42,300
1797 Draped Bust Dime 16 StarsPCGS MS62 CAC$31,725
1893 Barber DimeNGC PR69$23,500
1822 Capped Bust Quarter 25/50CPCGS MS65+$123,375
1796 Draped Bust Half 15 StarsPCGS F12$49,938
1836 Bust Half Reeded EdgePCGS PR63 Cameo CAC$47,000
1919 D Walking Liberty HalfPCGS MS64+ CAC$37,600
1852 Seated DollarPCGS AU58$36,425
1893 CC Morgan DollarPCGS MS64 CAC$19,388
1872 $3 Gold PCGS MS64 CAC$24,675
1853 C $5 GoldPCGS MS64 CAC$67,563
1908 $10 Gold Indian w/MottoPCGS PR67 CAC$146,875

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