Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,825,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS obverse 1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Always treated as a poor relation to its predecessor having the initials V.D.B., the 1909-S cent without initial is actually much more challenging to find across all Mint State grades. Though almost four times as many of this revised variety were coined, it was not until the 1930s that there was much interest in collecting Lincoln Cents. Only then did prices for the 1909-S begin to advance.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are recognized by NGC. That having letter S punched over a horizontal S is by far the more common, yet it has broader appeal than the scarce variety with both letters upright.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 82.00 90.00 105 130 195 195 220 230 240 265 300 315 335 360 450 520 720 - - - -
$ 215 250 270 280 295 330 360 375 400 490 570 790 - -
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 315 325 360 410 500 750 1040 - - - -
$ - - - - - 340 370 415 460 600 850 1140 - -
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 350 400 460 700 1200 2600 37500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 385 450 500 875 1650 4000 45000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3545
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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11/16/1998 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1105, 1105/Lot# 1061 $152.60
4/13/2009 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 360, 366/Lot# 171 $1,035.00
12/3/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1009 $994.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 43640 $577.50
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 58   Brown Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 834 $230.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24193 $352.50
12/23/2012 PCGS MS 62   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131301/Lot# 26022 $258.50
4/7/2013 NGC VF 25   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131316/Lot# 24016 $131.60
11/1/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7190 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333332012442882922953013043083113144638008651333196955729549
33336921525828929329730230530931236357582110211545317068970
00000025828929329730230530931236357582110211545317000
00000027329029429930330631031341368784311771757437100
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333220255288317339366386389392395575966112116832433702312060
333375231266297324348372387390393455705101713081933396387020
000000266297324348372387390393455705101713081933396300
000000277307331357379388391394515835106914952183549300
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333332372622883664184845295325375397641243133319692807855814678
3333812452703143834404995305335376149231273154522484724105980
000000270314383440499530533537614923127315452248472400
0000002793404004625145315355386891083130317572527664100
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 966
Owner: Fred Rush
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 966
Owner: Just coins
 
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