Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 26,380,000
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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1925 S 1C MS obverse 1925 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a fairly substantial mintage, 1925-S cents of desirable quality are quite scarce. Worn examples are quite common from widespread hoarding during the 1930s-50s, and Mint State pieces of so-so quality are likewise available. Fully red gems are very rare and tend to be much darker in shade than Philadelphia Mint cents.

This issue is perhaps not quite as hard to find with a decent strike as its Denver Mint cousin, but the typical 1925-S cent is mushy on one or both sides. The dies were used way too long and may have been improperly hardened, as well, but the result was coins having blurry and grossly distorted features.

A very minor doubled-die obverse variety is known for this issue but holds little interest. More popular are two repunched mintmark varieties recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2014

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1925 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.60 0.85 1.45 2.60 11.25 11.25 28.00 32.00 38.00 60.00 120 160 190 250 425 875 3850 - - - -
$ - - 35.00 45.00 70.00 - - - 290 510 - - - -
1925 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 200 485 1200 4900 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 600 1625 - - - -
1925 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 350 700 4750 23000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 450 1150 7500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 463
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/12/1997 NGC MS 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 0944, 944/Lot# 1047 $414.20
8/14/2001 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21083, 21083/Lot# 3110 $290.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 329 $322.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 182 $166.75
2/14/2008 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 3208 $5,175.00
6/14/2009 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 2705, 2705/Lot# 1048 $58.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1695 $517.50
10/13/2013 PCGS XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 113832 $18.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333767106135183223275114631834361583676512302742793
3333333144780115151196240565182535754852644112776296150
000000314478011515119624056518253575485264411277600
000000325579312516720925785525043968534470461790100
1925 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333335089143179237288351136336395185685388892711250311
33333331863107155198254309688212141545741753114963348450
0000003186310715519825430968821214154574175311496300
00000033476125167217271330102528804669629782102103700
1925 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333381135212258336404484171943615836765198543124057777
33333332999160227284358430895259948526441838516982400850
0000003299916022728435843089525994852644183851698200
000000355117186242310381457130734805344704691192411100
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 3183
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1363
Owner: dcg
 
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