Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,510,000
Catalog: KM-132
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 S 1C MS obverse 1916 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1916 was the first year in which the San Francisco Mint produced a large number of cents, and survivors are thus more plentiful than for earlier dates. Circulated pieces are available across all grades, while Mint State specimens are fairly plentiful in any grade short of fully red gem. This issue is frustratingly rare with full, original color.

Poorly struck coins are the exception. While most will show some die erosion, there are a fairly large number of amazingly sharp survivors that rival the proofs of this date in their wealth of detail. The coin illustrated falls short of this perfection, but it still has a pleasing look.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1916 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.65 2.50 3.65 7.50 23.00 23.00 45.00 50.00 57.50 72.50 100.00 110 130 220 430 1000 2200 - - - -
$ - - - 62.50 85.00 105 115 140 240 500 1300 - - -
1916 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 160 190 285 660 1475 2550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 335 800 1700 - - -
1916 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 280 635 1700 9650 25000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 325 1075 2850 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 703
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/1/1998 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1063, 1063/Lot# 1049 $261.60
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 261 $483.00
3/1/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 458, 464/Lot# 2033 $747.50
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 70632 $506.00
7/28/2013 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131332/Lot# 26576 $246.75
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131346/Lot# 24334 $229.13
3/9/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131411/Lot# 20041 $36.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5270 $387.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333417211914716719822382026143639493565451918735630
3333333155187128153177206422141829554071547110759246680
000000315518712815317720642214182955407154711075900
0000003286110313716018721462120163297450360081497300
1916 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333599815519422025528899030094361583676512276342210
33333332172117168202231266522166334594852644112688292450
0000003217211716820223126652216633459485264411268800
0000003408513618121124327775623363910534470461772500
1916 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333389147227278314360404127136394935654585152640048784
333333331108173244290329374693206040715471720114476338610
00000033110817324429032937469320604071547172011447600
00000036012720026130234438998228494503600878582043800
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 3009
Owner: dcg
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 3009
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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