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Greysheet & CPG® PRICE GUIDE

About This Series

The Greysheet Catalog (GSID) of the Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse (Proof) series of Small Cents in the U.S. Coins contains 147 distinct entries with CPG® values between $0.85 and $194,400.00.
Lincoln wheat proof cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint over a few different periods along the course of the series, which ran from 1909 through 1958. The first Lincoln wheat proof cents were struck in 1909, which marks the debut year for the series. The first-year strikes offer two distinct subtypes, including the 1909 VDB proof with designer Victor David Brenner’s initials and a 1909 cent without his "VDB" moniker. All of the early Lincoln wheat proofs, which were made through 1916, feature a matte finish and are generally distinguishable from business strikes with their sharper strikes and squared rims.

The modern proofs struck since 1936 include Lincoln wheat cents generally struck with more brilliant, reflective surfaces. The exception to this is the 1936 proof cent, which was originally produced with a satin finish. As was the case for all proof coinage of the era, production stopped in 1942 and remained on hiatus for the rest of the 1940s to allow the US Mint to focus on striking circulation issues during World War II (US involvement 1941-1945) and military medals for the millions of soldiers who fought in the war. When proof coinage resumed in 1950, so, too, did the run of Lincoln wheat proof cents. Many Lincoln wheat proofs of the 1950s boast beautiful cameo contrast, though those with deep cameo contrast are rare and highly valuable. The last Lincoln wheat proofs were made in 1958, the year the series came to an end.

Catalog Detail

  Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse (Proof) Value Range Favorite
Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse (Proof) Value Range  
Lincoln Cent 1c Matte Finish, 1909-1916 PR BN Type Coin
$468
-
$3,900
$468 - $3,900
Lincoln Cent 1c Matte Finish, 1909-1916 PR RB Type Coin
$520
-
$5,060
$520 - $5,060
Lincoln Cent 1c Matte Finish, 1909-1916 PR RD Type Coin
$819
-
$64,800
$819 - $64,800
1909 1c VDB, Matte Finish PR BN
$8,130
-
$35,300
$8,130 - $35,300
1909 1c VDB, Matte Finish PR RB
$9,750
-
$120,000
$9,750 - $120,000
1909 1c VDB, Matte Finish PR RD
$15,000
-
$194,400
$15,000 - $194,400
1909 1c Lincoln, Matte Finish PR BN
$501
-
$4,500
$501 - $4,500
1909 1c Lincoln, Matte Finish PR RB
$553
-
$5,700
$553 - $5,700

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1909 1c Lincoln, Matte Finish PR RD
$1,250
-
$78,000
$1,250 - $78,000
1910 1c Matte Finish PR BN
$468
-
$4,500
$468 - $4,500
1910 1c Matte Finish PR RB
$520
-
$5,700
$520 - $5,700
1910 1c Matte Finish PR RD
$878
-
$19,200
$878 - $19,200
1911 1c Matte Finish PR BN
$468
-
$7,500
$468 - $7,500
1911 1c Matte Finish PR RB
$520
-
$1,800
$520 - $1,800
1911 1c Matte Finish PR RD
$878
-
$12,000
$878 - $12,000
1912 1c Matte Finish PR BN
$468
-
$8,750
$468 - $8,750
1912 1c Matte Finish PR RB
$520
-
$10,000
$520 - $10,000
1912 1c Matte Finish PR RD
$878
-
$48,000
$878 - $48,000
1913 1c Matte Finish PR BN
$468
-
$5,550
$468 - $5,550
1913 1c Matte Finish PR RB
$520
-
$7,650
$520 - $7,650
1913 1c Matte Finish PR RD
$878
-
$16,800
$878 - $16,800
1914 1c Matte Finish PR BN
$494
-
$5,100
$494 - $5,100
1914 1c Matte Finish PR RB
$598
-
$7,500
$598 - $7,500

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1914 1c Matte Finish PR RD
$1,090
-
$86,400
$1,090 - $86,400
1915 1c Matte Finish PR BN
$520
-
$6,880
$520 - $6,880
1915 1c Matte Finish PR RB
$618
-
$13,700
$618 - $13,700
1915 1c Matte Finish PR RD
$1,250
-
$24,000
$1,250 - $24,000
1916 1c Matte Finish PR BN
$975
-
$12,200
$975 - $12,200
1916 1c Matte Finish PR RB
$1,150
-
$13,700
$1,150 - $13,700
1916 1c Matte Finish PR RD
$3,750
-
$37,400
$3,750 - $37,400
1936 1c Satin Finish PR BN
$260
-
$2,250
$260 - $2,250
1936 1c Satin Finish PR RB
$338
-
$9,000
$338 - $9,000
1936 1c Satin Finish PR RD
$468
-
$17,300
$468 - $17,300
1936 1c Brilliant Finish PR BN
$208.00
-
$1,500
$208.00 - $1,500
1936 1c Brilliant Finish PR RB
$312
-
$1,950
$312 - $1,950
1936 1c Brilliant Finish PR RD
$416
-
$26,800
$416 - $26,800
1936 1c Brilliant Finish PR RD CAM
$1,250
-
$13,000
$1,250 - $13,000
1937 1c PR BN
$27.00
-
$312
$27.00 - $312
1937 1c PR RB
$40.50
-
$468
$40.50 - $468

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1937 1c PR RD
$81.00
-
$17,300
$81.00 - $17,300
1937 1c PR RD CAM
$228.00
-
$23,000
$228.00 - $23,000
1937 1c PR RD DCAM
$1,020
-
$10,600
$1,020 - $10,600
1938 1c PR BN
$27.00
-
$156.00
$27.00 - $156.00
1938 1c PR RB
$47.25
-
$1,280
$47.25 - $1,280
1938 1c PR RD
$68.00
-
$1,440
$68.00 - $1,440
1938 1c PR RD CAM
$364
-
$14,400
$364 - $14,400
1938 1c PR RD DCAM
-
 
1939 1c PR BN
$27.00
-
$187.00
$27.00 - $187.00
1939 1c PR RB
$47.25
-
$234.00
$47.25 - $234.00
1939 1c PR RD
$61.00
-
$1,500
$61.00 - $1,500
1939 1c PR RD CAM
$650
-
$5,700
$650 - $5,700
1939 1c PR RD DCAM
-
 
1940 1c PR BN
$27.00
-
$195.00
$27.00 - $195.00
1940 1c PR RB
$40.50
-
$234.00
$40.50 - $234.00
1940 1c PR RD
$54.00
-
$5,630
$54.00 - $5,630
1940 1c PR RD CAM
$1,750
-
$3,150
$1,750 - $3,150
1940 1c PR RD DCAM
-
 
1941 1c PR BN
$24.30
-
$195.00
$24.30 - $195.00
1941 1c PR RB
$33.75
-
$3,000
$33.75 - $3,000
1941 1c PR RD
$54.00
-
$5,630
$54.00 - $5,630
1941 1c PR RD CAM
-
 
1941 1c PR RD DCAM
-
 
1942 1c PR BN
$24.30
-
$234.00
$24.30 - $234.00
1942 1c PR RB
$33.75
-
$2,250
$33.75 - $2,250

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1942 1c PR RD
$61.00
-
$3,880
$61.00 - $3,880
1942 1c PR RD CAM
$156.00
-
$6,750
$156.00 - $6,750
1942 1c PR RD DCAM
$1,500
-
$6,000
$1,500 - $6,000
1950 1c PR BN
$31.05
-
$299
$31.05 - $299
1950 1c PR RB
$37.80
-
$336
$37.80 - $336
1950 1c PR RD
$43.20
-
$1,580
$43.20 - $1,580
1950 1c PR RD CAM
$88.00
-
$5,030
$88.00 - $5,030
1950 1c PR RD DCAM
$208.00
-
$24,200
$208.00 - $24,200
1951 1c PR BN
$31.05
-
$130.00
$31.05 - $130.00
1951 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR BN
-
 
1951 1c PR RB
$35.10
-
$156.00
$35.10 - $156.00
1951 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RB
-
 
1951 1c PR RD
$40.50
-
$3,500
$40.50 - $3,500
1951 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD
-
 
1951 1c PR RD CAM
$88.00
-
$7,500
$88.00 - $7,500
1951 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD CAM
-
 
1951 1c PR RD DCAM
$3,000
-
$13,800
$3,000 - $13,800
1951 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD DCAM
-
 
1952 1c PR BN
$4.05
-
$57.00
$4.05 - $57.00
1952 1c PR RB
$6.75
-
$81.00
$6.75 - $81.00
1952 1c PR RD
$12.15
-
$934
$12.15 - $934
1952 1c PR RD CAM
$68.00
-
$2,160
$68.00 - $2,160
1952 1c PR RD DCAM
$1,250
-
$60,000
$1,250 - $60,000
1953 1c PR BN
$3.38
-
$57.00
$3.38 - $57.00
1953 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR BN
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-401 PR BN
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-402 PR BN
-
 
1953 1c PR RB
$4.73
-
$81.00
$4.73 - $81.00
1953 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RB
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-401 PR RB
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-402 PR RB
-
 
1953 1c PR RD
$8.10
-
$2,160
$8.10 - $2,160
1953 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-401 PR RD
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-402 PR RD
-
 
1953 1c PR RD CAM
$135.00
-
$2,010
$135.00 - $2,010
1953 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD CAM
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-401 PR RD CAM
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-402 PR RD CAM
-
 
1953 1c PR RD DCAM
$585
-
$11,500
$585 - $11,500
1953 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD DCAM
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-401 PR RD DCAM
-
 
1953 1c Re-Engraved Design, FS-402 PR RD DCAM
-
 
1954 1c PR BN
$2.15
-
$40.50
$2.15 - $40.50
1954 1c PR RB
$2.65
-
$48.60
$2.65 - $48.60

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1954 1c PR RD
$5.40
-
$822
$5.40 - $822
1954 1c PR RD CAM
$40.50
-
$1,750
$40.50 - $1,750
1954 1c PR RD DCAM
$390
-
$12,400
$390 - $12,400
1955 1c PR BN
$2.15
-
$40.50
$2.15 - $40.50
1955 1c DDO & DDR, FS-103 PR BN
-
 
1955 1c PR RB
$2.65
-
$48.60
$2.65 - $48.60
1955 1c DDO & DDR, FS-103 PR RB
$195.00
-
$195.00
$195.00 - $195.00
1955 1c PR RD
$5.40
-
$585
$5.40 - $585
1955 1c DDO & DDR, FS-103 PR RD
$650
-
$2,750
$650 - $2,750
1955 1c PR RD CAM
$33.75
-
$1,880
$33.75 - $1,880
1955 1c DDO & DDR, FS-103 PR RD CAM
-
 
1955 1c PR RD DCAM
$260
-
$72,000
$260 - $72,000
1955 1c DDO & DDR, FS-103 PR RD DCAM
-
 
1956 1c PR BN
$0.85
-
$24.30
$0.85 - $24.30
1956 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR BN
-
 
1956 1c Doubled Die Reverse, FS-801 PR BN
-
 
1956 1c PR RB
$1.10
-
$32.40
$1.10 - $32.40
1956 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RB
-
 
1956 1c Doubled Die Reverse, FS-801 PR RB
$108.00
-
$358
$108.00 - $358
1956 1c PR RD
$1.50
-
$390
$1.50 - $390
1956 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD
-
 
1956 1c Doubled Die Reverse, FS-801 PR RD
$128.00
-
$507
$128.00 - $507
1956 1c PR RD CAM
$20.25
-
$748
$20.25 - $748
1956 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD CAM
-
 
1956 1c Doubled Die Reverse, FS-801 PR RD CAM
$358
-
$780
$358 - $780
1956 1c PR RD DCAM
$163.00
-
$5,460
$163.00 - $5,460
1956 1c Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101 PR RD DCAM
-
 
1956 1c Doubled Die Reverse, FS-801 PR RD DCAM
$650
-
$650
$650 - $650
1957 1c PR BN
$0.85
-
$24.30
$0.85 - $24.30
1957 1c PR RB
$1.10
-
$32.40
$1.10 - $32.40
1957 1c PR RD
$1.50
-
$262
$1.50 - $262
1957 1c PR RD CAM
$20.25
-
$972
$20.25 - $972
1957 1c PR RD DCAM
$293
-
$11,500
$293 - $11,500
1958 1c PR BN
$0.85
-
$16.20
$0.85 - $16.20
1958 1c PR RB
$1.05
-
$24.30
$1.05 - $24.30
1958 1c PR RD
$1.50
-
$299
$1.50 - $299
1958 1c PR RD CAM
$20.25
-
$972
$20.25 - $972
1958 1c PR RD DCAM
$260
-
$36,000
$260 - $36,000