Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,696,000
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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1924 S 1C MS obverse 1924 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though widely hoarded from circulation 1935-60, as were all S-Mint cents, this issue is very scarce in all grades higher than Very Fine. Mint State survive in smaller numbers than for many other issues of the 1920s, and fully red gems are exceedingly rare. Those so certified typically have a deep, mellowed red that is not at all comparable to an MS RD 1924(P) cent.

Severe budget cuts across all federal departments during the Harding and Coolidge administrations compelled the mints, particularly Denver and San Francisco, to run their dies way too long. As a result, 1924-S cents are among the many issues of this decade that are usually found poorly struck from very eroded dies. The coin presented here is thus a superior specimen in all respects.

Only a few persons interested in coinage matters commented at the time about such poor quality. One of these was Charles Moore, Chairman of the Federal Commission of Fine Arts: "By dint of many struggles our silver coinage, the nickel, and the penny, have been brought up to a fair standard as compared with other leading nations. The only questions now in relation to those coins are questions of quality of work in producing the coins themselves."

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1924 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.00 1.30 2.50 5.00 25.00 25.00 63.00 67.00 75.00 100.00 115 135 165 235 500 1000 - - - - -
$ 30.00 71.00 76.00 86.00 110 130 150 185 265 650 1150 - - -
1924 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 155 190 425 850 2500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 175 220 575 1150 3000 - - -
1924 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 350 1100 3900 20150 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 475 2100 6000 25000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 440
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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4/3/1996 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0829, 829/Lot# 140 $98.10
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1553 $1,725.00
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 229 $5,462.50
6/4/2007 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 147, 152/Lot# 3427 $2,760.00
4/17/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/17/2011, 111/Lot# 7550 $35.00
7/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3162 $1,038.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1517 $4,600.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3181 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333363111171212251288336124734224662620981062483445996
33333332379131184225263304639197238355177684113682318880
0000003237913118422526330463919723835517768411368200
0000003439515119823827532094326974248569374731925800
1924 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333385143223272320366423147739025527727393972914353910
333333330104169239288335385774228544436109798115979373980
00000033010416923928833538577422854443610979811597900
000000357123196255304350404112530934985669186892256100
1924 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333131212317381445502575185446626209810685153146257917
3333333451582473384024645261001279051776841824216164402800
000000345158247338402464526100127905177684182421616400
000000388185282359423483550142737265693747383782381300
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 3422
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1477
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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