As of May, 2024, a 1911 Penny, BN in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $385.00 and $9,250.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $8,225.00 in the 06/08/2017 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Victor David Brenner
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 19.00 millimeters
Weight: 3.11 grams
Mintage: 1,733
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

1911 Penny, Bn (Proof) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State385.009,250.001,808.46

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1911 Lincoln Cent (Wheat Reverse). We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1911 Penny, BN (Regular Strike)2.0030.0036.00875.00
1911-D Penny, BN (Regular Strike)6.00130.00140.001,300.00
1911-S Penny, BN (Regular Strike)30.00215.00225.002,600.00
1911-S Penny, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A225.004,750.00
1911 Penny, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A40.001,250.00
1911-S Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A235.0045,000.00
1911 Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A50.00125,000.00
1911-S/S Penny RPM FS-501, BN (Regular Strike)45.00305.00325.001,350.00
1911-D Penny, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A150.001,400.00
1911-S/S Penny RPM FS-501, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A340.001,700.00
1911-D Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A160.0060,000.00
1911-D/D Penny RPM FS-503, BN (Regular Strike)75.00685.00850.00850.00
1911-D/D Penny RPM FS-504, BN (Regular Strike)85.00770.00840.001,750.00
1911 Penny, RB (Proof)N/AN/A400.0017,500.00
1911 Penny, RD (Proof)N/AN/A400.0025,000.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1911 Penny, Bn (Proof) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1911 Penny, BN (Proof) coin across various grades from PO-1 to MS-67. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-67 having the highest max price $8,225.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1911 Penny, BN (Proof).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1911 Penny, BN (Proof) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 71.22% share, followed by Stack's Bowers / Bowers & Merena with 12.23% / 5.04% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1911 Penny, BN (Proof) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions7,800.0001/14/2024
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions6,600.0007/23/2023
MS-60PCGSHeritage Auctions432.0012/28/2022
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions528.0009/14/2022
MS-64PCGSStack's Bowers576.0007/27/2022
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions1,050.0005/09/2022
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions552.0004/13/2022
MS-67PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions6,756.2501/27/2022
MS-66+PCGSHeritage Auctions5,760.0008/22/2021
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions660.0007/21/2021
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions480.0004/14/2021
AU-50PCGSStack's Bowers336.0003/31/2021
MS-60PCGSStack's Bowers384.0012/16/2020
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions5,280.0011/22/2020
MS-64PCGSDavid Lawrence RC550.0010/25/2020
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions7,200.0010/18/2020
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions900.0010/17/2020
MS-63PCGSStack's Bowers480.0010/14/2020
MS-63PCGSStack's Bowers408.0010/14/2020
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions3,960.0009/20/2020
MS-64PCGSStack's Bowers456.0007/29/2020
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions3,120.0004/26/2020
MS-65PCGSDavid Lawrence RC850.0003/01/2020
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions810.0001/12/2020
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions4,920.0010/24/2019
MS-65PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions1,645.0010/24/2019
MS-66+PCGSHeritage Auctions4,080.0009/08/2019
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions780.0006/09/2019
MS-66PCGSStack's Bowers900.0005/29/2019
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions432.0002/13/2019
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions480.0009/09/2018
MS-62NGCHeritage Auctions312.0006/06/2018
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions576.0004/29/2018
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions900.0002/22/2018
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions720.0001/03/2018
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers720.0012/13/2017
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions5,040.0012/07/2017
MS-65PCGSDavid Lawrence RC855.0011/13/2017
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions456.0011/02/2017
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions504.0009/07/2017
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions1,800.0009/07/2017
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions780.0009/07/2017
MS-65NGCLegend Rare Coin Auctions822.5007/13/2017
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions540.5006/08/2017
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions8,225.0006/08/2017
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions588.6804/26/2017
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions705.0001/04/2017
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions646.2509/07/2016
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions446.5007/27/2016
MS-65PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions850.0006/28/2016
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions493.5006/14/2016
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions2,350.0006/08/2016
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers822.5003/30/2016
MS-64PCGSDavid Lawrence RC575.0003/07/2016
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions700.3003/03/2016
MS-66+PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions4,817.5012/17/2015
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions364.2506/07/2015
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions763.7506/07/2015
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions881.2504/26/2015
PO-1PCGSHeritage Auctions250.2812/21/2014
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions440.6311/06/2014
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions1,527.5010/27/2014
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions853.0510/08/2014
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions3,290.0006/04/2014
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions2,585.0004/23/2014
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions940.0003/21/2014
PO-1PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers258.5001/28/2014
MS-66PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers1,938.7501/28/2014
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions646.2501/08/2014
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions822.5001/08/2014
MS-66PCGSStack's Bowers1,762.5011/08/2013
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers940.0007/27/2013
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions529.0007/11/2013
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions441.0004/24/2013
PO-1PCGSHeritage Auctions382.0004/24/2013
MS-64ANACSHeritage Auctions456.0004/24/2013
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions588.0001/09/2013
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions441.0010/18/2012
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions969.0010/18/2012
MS-65NGCStack's Bowers1,410.0006/29/2012
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions2,300.0004/18/2012
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions460.0012/08/2011
MS-64PCGSStack's Bowers748.0011/15/2011
MS-66PCGSStack's Bowers2,300.0011/15/2011
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions978.0011/08/2011
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions633.0010/13/2011
MS-66PCGSStack's Bowers2,875.0008/15/2011
MS-64PCGSStack's Bowers489.0008/13/2011
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions1,495.0007/07/2011
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers2,013.0003/31/2011
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions403.0003/17/2011
MS-62NGCHeritage Auctions345.0003/17/2011
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions460.0002/03/2011
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions633.0002/03/2011
MS-64ANACSHeritage Auctions1,380.0002/03/2011
MS-63ANACSHeritage Auctions546.0002/03/2011
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions1,438.0001/05/2011
PO-1NGCBowers & Merena1,150.0001/03/2011
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions2,760.0009/22/2010
MS-66PCGSBowers & Merena2,530.0006/17/2010
MS-60ANACSHeritage Auctions345.0006/02/2010
PO-1NGCHeritage Auctions546.0004/28/2010
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions978.0004/28/2010
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions2,013.0002/03/2010
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions1,035.0001/06/2010
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions561.0007/31/2009
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions477.0007/15/2009
MS-65PCGSBowers & Merena690.0001/01/2009
MS-65NGCBowers & Merena1,668.0001/01/2009
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions1,093.0012/04/2008
MS-65PCGSBowers & Merena1,840.0011/01/2008
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions489.0004/23/2008
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions1,783.0003/06/2008
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions1,265.0011/29/2007
MS-60ANACSHeritage Auctions184.0006/06/2006
MS-62NGCHeritage Auctions322.0006/06/2006
MS-63PCGSHeritage Auctions489.0006/06/2006
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions322.0003/06/2006
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions253.0002/13/2006
MS-60ANACSHeritage Auctions201.0010/06/2004
AU-50ANACSHeritage Auctions230.0008/23/2004
MS-63ANACSHeritage Auctions346.0008/23/2004
MS-66NGCBowers & Merena1,323.0007/08/2004
MS-66ANACSHeritage Auctions509.0003/10/2004
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions374.0009/01/2003
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions529.0008/13/2003
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions276.0001/13/2003
MS-64ANACSHeritage Auctions299.0009/29/2002
MS-62ICGHeritage Auctions178.0009/29/2002
MS-63NGCHeritage Auctions150.0001/13/2002
MS-65NGCHeritage Auctions299.0008/04/2001
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions190.0006/20/2001
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions374.0004/05/2001
MS-60NONER.M. Smythe578.0011/01/2000
MS-67NONEBowers & Merena1,320.0005/20/1996