Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 44,610,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1955 S 1C MS obverse 1955 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck coins only during the first three months of 1955, when this activity was suspended for an entire decade. It was found to be more cost effective to make additional coins at Denver and ship them west than to strike them at the small and inadequate San Francisco facility.

Though die erosion is a factor with 1955-S cents, they were generally of better quality than those from Philly and Denver. This fact, combined with absolutely massive hoarding of this final S-Mint cent, has given the hobby a large pool of high grade survivors.

A small number of repunched mintmark varieties are known for this relatively small mintage, but only one of these has much popularity. It is distinctive for its triple-punched S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2013

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1955 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.08 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.18 0.35 0.40 0.58 0.75 1.15 3.60 6.88 16.25 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1955 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.60 9.60 13.75 31.25 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 -
1955 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.90 13.20 28.75 93.75 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 105 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10820
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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12/30/1998 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1119, 1119/Lot# 1165 $32.75
1/28/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 1837, 1837/Lot# 1177 $14.00
5/25/2004 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24061, 24061/Lot# 13164 $34.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 67   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 69 $57.50
10/23/2011 PCGS MS 65   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/23/2011, 141/Lot# 21514 $10.50
11/25/2012 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 727, 736/Lot# 1011 $25.00
10/20/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 142755 $73.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333361224637294186
3333333333333348163766791240
00000033333333481637667900
000000333333335102050698600
1955 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333163754127147183336
3333333333333372342781331592340
00000033333333723427813315900
0000003333333311304810214017100
1955 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333245012343999021243009
33333333333333103274228622136824190
00000033333333103274228622136800
00000033333333174198333806174600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Northwoods
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Seasider
 
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