The 1922-D Lincoln Cent had a total production of 7,160,000 pieces, the lowest number since 1915, but not making it an extremely rare coin. The No D, Strong Reverse cents, however, are a completely different story. Estimates of the total number produced vary; perhaps as much as 25,000 pieces, although numbers are rarely mentioned in literature. The total number of survivors is as much guess work, although a sub 10,000 number seems likely, although not by a large margin.
This variety went somewhat unnoticed during the early decades after its mintage, which has resulted that the majority of surviving coins are in well circulated grades, with uncirculated specimens with original Mint red remaining being extremely rare. This shows that the survival of coins like these in uncirculated condition, purposely struck for circulation, often was the matter of pure chance.
Interesting to note is that the No D, Strong Reverse (die pair # 2) cents appear to be more available than the Weak D cents. This, of course, could easily be due to the much higher value of the die pair #2, meaning more examples have been certified, and more appear on the market.