1931-D Lincoln Cent. MS-66 RD (PCGS). OGH. Gorgeous Gem quality surfaces are aglow with deep, vivid reddish-rose color. Overall pristine in appearance, as befits the assigned grade, with a sharply executed strike. The economic downturn of the early 1930s resulted in the Denver Mint producing only 4,480,000 cents in 1931. These coins were widely hoarded upon their release from federal vaults in 1934/35, and Mint State survivors are far more plentiful than circulated examples. Even so, the 1931-D is surprisingly rare in the finest Mint State grades, as here.