Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 92,360,000
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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1941 S 1C MS obverse 1941 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Due to the usual hoarding of rolls at the time of issue, 1941-S cents are plentiful in all grades through fully red gem. Many, however, were coined from very worn dies showing obvious signs of erosion. Collectors should seek those fully struck from fresh dies.

The S mintmark punch is use since 1917 was showing signs of filling, and the Philadelphia Mint's Engraving Department furnished a new one of large size and completely different style. This debuted on a minority of the 1941-S cents through quarter dollars (half dollars transitioned the following year). 1941-S cents having the Large S are not truly rare, but they are scarce in top grades and bring a premium. The example illustrated has the normal, Small S of 1917-40.

The coining of 1941-S cents was suspended from February through July, perhaps due again to the recurring problem of its fiscal year appropriation running out prematurely at a time of great coinage demand.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1941 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.17 0.38 0.67 0.75 0.75 1.04 1.27 1.44 1.84 2.59 2.88 3.16 3.45 4.60 9.60 16.25 26.25 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 29.00 -
1941 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2.88 3.28 3.74 5.46 8.05 14.40 20.63 43.75 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 23.00 49.00 -
1941 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.90 12.65 19.20 31.25 138 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 154 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2419
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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5/10/2000 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20053, 20053/Lot# 3054 $21.00
5/25/2004 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24061, 24061/Lot# 13126 $34.00
2/21/2008 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 223, 229/Lot# 5021 $57.50
1/24/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 5319 $172.50
8/26/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3335, 3335/Lot# 1233 $60.00
12/30/2012 NGC MS 66   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 56496 $35.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333339115983237471
33333333333333335444049833150
000000333333333354440498300
000000333333333377969398300
1941 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333366991216285485179105311481249
3333333346791013203664116470108411810
0000003346791013203664116470108400
0000003356891114244574147761111600
1941 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333335076135423112412251331
33333333333333185895231656115712600
00000033333333185895231656115700
000000333333333467115327890119100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: B Grice
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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