Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 50,148,000
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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1929 S 1C MS obverse 1929 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The typical 1929-S cent shows moderate to heavy die erosion, though certainly not to the extent of S-Mint cents of the early-mid 1920s.

This issue is quite common in all circulated grades, and Mint State pieces are likewise plentiful from the many rolls saved. All cents 1929-33 saw only limited distribution at the time of minting, since the economy demanded little in the way of new coin. When the practice of saving uncirculated rolls developed in the mid 1930s, this date was among the ones still available for the picking.

Fully red coins are scarce but not rare. Those certified as gems (MS 65 RD or higher) may or may not be well struck, as the role of strike in grading is limited. Only a very badly struck coin will have points deducted, so the opportunity exists for a bit of cherrypicking.

Collectors should also be on the alert for a nice repunched mintmark variety known for this issue.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2014

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1929 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.40 0.70 1.35 1.85 5.75 5.75 12.50 13.50 15.00 19.00 22.50 25.00 27.00 33.00 55.00 80.00 160 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 37.00 60.00 90.00 - - -
1929 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 32.00 40.00 65.00 150 300 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 85.00 185 - - -
1929 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 52.50 130 550 5100 7250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 48.00 75.00 200 1750 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 655
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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9/9/2014 MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131436/Lot# 23024


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2/5/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2323, 2323/Lot# 1022 $257.60
10/14/2007 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67103, 67103/Lot# 23062 $109.25
6/23/2008 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 259, 265/Lot# 51 $437.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1534 $517.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 477 $80.50
8/5/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 64408 $94.60
11/10/2013 PCGS MS 62   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 147391 $27.00
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131413/Lot# 24033 $86.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333369162024283285275479787122527515155
333333347111721252949148343581933173335520
000000347111721252949148343581933173300
0000003581318222630672114116841079224200
1929 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333391220283237451153486461025155336256777
33333335101422293339681924477721201224346750
00000035101422293339681924477721201224300
00000037111725303542912705468981377293400
1929 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333122032455459721714797871225182445888528
333333361424364855631052735819331424274559010
000000361424364855631052735819331424274500
0000003917284051576713837668410791624366600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1225
Owner: brent137
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 787
Owner: dcg
 
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