Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,101,000
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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1913 S 1C MS obverse 1913 S 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1913-S cents are scarce across all grades, though not to the extent of those from the years immediately preceding and following. Choice examples in the higher circulated grades are quite challenging, due mostly to environmental damage.

Mint State pieces tend to be softly struck from worn dies (photos), and most have little or no original red color. A fully red example should be immediately suspect, unless it has been certified by a major grading service. The term "red" is a bit misleading with this issue, as their original color is more brassy than that of P and D cents.

An interesting bit of trivia is revealed by the Mint Director's Annual Report for this year. The San Francisco Mint averaged 218,275 cents per obverse die and 160,835 per reverse. These figures are less than half those realized at the Denver Mint in 1913.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1913 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 9.85 12.00 15.00 25.00 50.00 75.00 88.00 105 130 175 220 305 375 700 1250 - - - -
$ 60.00 - 100.00 118 145 195 245 335 450 850 1500 - -
1913 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 200 265 390 700 1850 4500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 220 290 430 800 2500 - - -
1913 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 230 315 475 1100 5250 51000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 250 350 625 1300 9500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 727
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 251 $690.00
4/4/2010 PCGS VF 30   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210042, 210042/Lot# 22382 $36.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 66   Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 191 $345.00
6/20/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3087, 3087/Lot# 1079 $575.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4318 $1,092.50
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7514 $546.25
2/26/2012 NGC XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 38412 $54.39
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 29 $750.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7281 $282.00
12/7/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131450/Lot# 25046 $123.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32374559102201234288330381450515546663829949139319282078223525053499
344050731352122523023474044725255857188691097157119782130232528360
0000002523023474044725255857188691097157119782130232500
0000002703163644274935366247749091245175020282183241500
1913 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3483633783924094264454614795005195395757549741393240136393877412645496069
35336838339841543245046748650652655163582711141729281437183960426750560
00000045046748650652655163582711141729281437183960426700
00000045647349351353256369490112532065322637984043440800
1913 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base354369384401418434450469487507527546615820110317994141965610144106511149714447
35937439040742343945647549451453356968391413352580597998191031310933124800
0000004564754945145335696839141335258059799819103131093300
00000046348150052054059275210091567336078189981104821121500
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2401
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2401
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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