Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,825,000
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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1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS obverse 1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Always treated as a poor relation to its predecessor having the initials V.D.B., the 1909-S cent without initial is actually much more challenging to find across all Mint State grades. Though almost four times as many of this revised variety were coined, it was not until the 1930s that there was much interest in collecting Lincoln Cents. Only then did prices for the 1909-S begin to advance.

Two repunched mintmark varieties are recognized by NGC. That having letter S punched over a horizontal S is by far the more common, yet it has broader appeal than the scarce variety with both letters upright.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 90.00 100.00 120 145 215 260 275 285 300 330 350 380 450 565 1100 - - - -
$ 225 - - - 310 - - 400 490 - - - -
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 360 390 450 585 750 1225 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 625 850 - - -
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 375 415 530 775 1400 4400 47500 - - -
$ - - - - - 385 450 600 900 1900 7500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3748
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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8/14/2001 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21083, 21083/Lot# 3083 $135.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1811 $805.00
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7/15/2010 NGC F 12   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 497, 503/Lot# 5079 $103.50
2/5/2012 PCGS VF 30   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131207/Lot# 20019 $138.00
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1214 $1,880.00
6/3/2014 PCGS   Red Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3545 $111.63
7/6/2014 NGC VG 8   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202390 $75.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5796006226466706957197457747938208568749089581066122617991941209123473297
5866076306546787037287557808028328628859259941119141718461991217626640
0000007287557808028328628859259941119141718461991217600
00000073676478781184486889794110301173160818942041226200
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base60462965067669972575177780683386189192597410661252145019072055221224803467
612636659684708734760787815842871902941100511281318160219562107230128090
000000760787815842871902941100511281318160219562107230100
000000768796824852881914958103511901384175520062160239100
1909 S LINCOLN 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base56558861163365768070573175678381183893310131179147720483601941598941069613497
57359661864166568871473976579282087096010681278166725665539957510161116300
0000007147397657928208709601068127816672566553995751016100
0000007227487748028299019861124137818583083747797341042900
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 1799
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RD
Points: 1477
Owner: The Jansen Set
 
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