Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,833,000
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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1915 S 1C MS obverse 1915 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This low-mintage cent is scarce in all circulated grades, while Mint State examples are particularly elusive. Most such coins are reasonably well struck, the example illustrated being fairly representative. A few are exceptionally sharp, mimicking the appearance of proofs.

Coins having full red color that is original and not the result of a chemical dipping are very rare. It is essential to purchase MS RD coins that have been certified by a major grading service, as so many unworn examples have non-original color. This practice was at one time common and acceptable, but today's buyers are far more discriminating.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/4/2014

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1915 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.50 19.50 23.50 31.00 65.00 115 130 150 185 225 375 575 825 1150 2450 - - - -
$ 70.00 120 135 165 195 250 400 600 960 1500 - - -
1915 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 275 450 650 1700 3900 7500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 800 2400 4500 - - -
1915 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 600 1150 3800 10000 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1700 5500 13750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 605
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 271 $633.00
6/1/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 3077, 3077/Lot# 1116 $80.50
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3122 $2,530.00
9/22/2011 PCGS MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 621, 628/Lot# 4032 $2,645.00
10/17/2012 PCGS VF 30   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24233 $35.25
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 647 $1,292.50
2/17/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 100531 $605.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1189/Lot# 3106 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5963819812725539240945050258663132394912391531184327272920312234674719
606987108170301398423467530601631532104613361635213827912987323738840
000000398423467530601631532104613361635213827912987323700
000000403436485558616631740114214341739243228563055335200
1915 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base223234244255265278292304317330345360409106613332268340645654847514156377408
227237248258269283296308321335350376628115516452647379246594945530662270
000000296308321335350376628115516452647379246594945530600
000000300313326340355393847124419563027417947535043547200
1915 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3173303453603753894064234394584774945581271184333655212796083838823956112145
3213353503653803954124284454644835157961462235039816128810185309069104220
000000412428445464483515796146223503981612881018530906900
0000004174344524714885371033165228584596704482428676931500
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1531
Owner: rlm's cents
 
Grade: MS 63 BN
Points: 1239
Owner: PGUA57
 
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