Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,101,000
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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1913 S 1C MS obverse 1913 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1913-S cents are scarce across all grades, though not to the extent of those from the years immediately preceding and following. Choice examples in the higher circulated grades are quite challenging, due mostly to environmental damage.

Mint State pieces tend to be softly struck from worn dies (photos), and most have little or no original red color. A fully red example should be immediately suspect, unless it has been certified by a major grading service. The term "red" is a bit misleading with this issue, as their original color is more brassy than that of P and D cents.

An interesting bit of trivia is revealed by the Mint Director's Annual Report for this year. The San Francisco Mint averaged 218,275 cents per obverse die and 160,835 per reverse. These figures are less than half those realized at the Denver Mint in 1913.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1913 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.85 12.00 15.00 25.00 50.00 50.00 75.00 88.00 105 130 155 175 220 305 375 700 1250 - - - -
$ 60.00 85.00 100.00 118 145 170 195 245 335 450 850 1500 - -
1913 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 165 190 265 390 700 1900 4500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 185 210 290 430 800 2500 - - -
1913 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 210 300 475 1100 6000 51000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 235 330 625 1625 9500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 683
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 56 $488.75
11/27/2006 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4888 $172.50
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 416 $4,312.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(9), 1166/Lot# 9579 $402.50
6/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 3295, 3295/Lot# 1112 $1,006.25
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30139 $470.00
8/4/2013 PCGS AU 50   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 130927 $71.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163745548917923428535139245048754664276490019802807388552431636030010
2339486511919725130736441146250657868280912602255316643378948209100
0000002513073644114625065786828091260225531664337894800
00000026832937843047452661072385416202531352547901265400
1913 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20505972115220285345398434484517575752974148323023406464361851954435815
305363861502413053624104504955366348261143175626703818515710638249670
000000305362410450495536634826114317562670381851571063800
000000325380422467506555693900131320293038423056711509100
1913 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base285972851352583303984294504825026158201206197739098900935998362279541642
3863761011762823524084364604885396839481463262155729053951814155290770
000000352408436460488539683948146326215572905395181415500
0000003754184434714955777511077172032657236920696771847500
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2302
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2302
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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