Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,026,000
Catalog: KM-132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1911 S 1C MS obverse 1911 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of cents at San Francisco in 1911 attracted no attention at that time, but the collecting of current coins grew in popularity during the 1930s and revealed just how few pieces could still be found in circulation. Mint State coins were always quite scarce, with fully red gems being exceedingly so.

Sharp examples are not that hard to find, but more typical are coins having worn and cracked dies. U. S. Mint budget cuts that began in 1910 really took their toll, as the three active minting facilities overused their dies to remain within their allotments.

A single repunched mintmark variety is recognized by NGC for this date, and it is quite scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/1/2014

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1911 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 75.00 75.00 115 130 155 175 200 220 240 330 415 775 1250 - - - -
$ 80.00 120 135 165 185 205 225 260 350 500 - - - -
1911 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 220 240 285 405 600 1425 3500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 435 750 2600 - - -
1911 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 325 500 900 3000 21500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1250 4750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 858
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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5/5/2003 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Sale #319, 319/Lot# 269 $126.50
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 45 $207.00
10/20/2008 NGC MS 61   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 293, 299/Lot# 70 $195.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 1265 $356.50
12/19/2010 PCGS AU 50   Brown Teletrade Auction 2980, 2980/Lot# 1156 $97.75
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/06/2012, 21/Lot# 43653 $325.60
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7447 $470.00
10/28/2012 PCGS XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 81894 $71.50
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7152 $499.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333310217125831434836940476414421928275438171215222157
3333333361252002763253553805249901604220331086595154870
000000336125200276325355380524990160422033108659500
0000003691482292953363623926441216176624783462937300
1911 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333313522033039543746350292516972385334545651471926819
33333334716325635140944547664311821926270537517949187520
0000003471632563514094454766431182192627053751794900
00000039119129337342345448978414392155302541581133400
1911 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333201314456539593627674119321132754381751581736631544
33333336923836148355760464284714992326310842649227220920
0000003692383614835576046428471499232631084264922700
0000003135276408511575615658102018062540346247111329600
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 2754
Owner: brent137
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 1697
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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