Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,026,000
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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1911 S 1C MS obverse 1911 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of cents at San Francisco in 1911 attracted no attention at that time, but the collecting of current coins grew in popularity during the 1930s and revealed just how few pieces could still be found in circulation. Mint State coins were always quite scarce, with fully red gems being exceedingly so.

Sharp examples are not that hard to find, but more typical are coins having worn and cracked dies. U. S. Mint budget cuts that began in 1910 really took their toll, as the three active minting facilities overused their dies to remain within their allotments.

A single repunched mintmark variety is recognized by NGC for this date, and it is quite scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1911 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 75.00 115 130 155 175 220 240 330 415 775 1250 - - - -
$ 80.00 - 135 165 185 225 260 350 500 - - - -
1911 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 240 285 405 600 1425 3500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 435 750 2600 - - -
1911 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 325 500 900 3200 21500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1250 4750 - - -

The World Coin Price Guide is independently compiled by Krause Publications’ NumisMaster. NGC makes this information available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy. For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. Please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions.

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 951
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/9/2001 PCGS MS 64   Red Teletrade Auction 1435, 1435/Lot# 1032 $436.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 77 $173.65
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 45 $207.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7327 $431.25
6/14/2011 NGC MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 503 $316.25
10/2/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 25175 $59.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 610 $391.00
2/26/2012 NGC AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 38410 $121.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3043203333483633783924094505155636203487058741013147719282078223525053499
3093243383533683833984234725315826204677619201168162719782130232528360
0000003984234725315826204677619201168162719782130232500
0000004034364935476016205868189671322177820282183241500
1911 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4374564744925125325515725956186406634377939971271206832383457368640755480
44346248049951953855858060362564866355686110881537245833113533381645430
00000055858060362564866355686110881537245833113533381600
00000056558761063365566367492911801802284833843610394500
1911 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369384401415434450469487507527593865113816093009701474007801847510846
34435937439040642143945647549451454968495612952076434471437534802692650
00000043945647549451454968495612952076434471437534802600
000000445463481500520571774104714522542567972717667825000
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2068
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2068
Owner: coppermania
 
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