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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 6/24/2015

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1915 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 15.50 19.50 23.50 31.00 65.00 115 130 150 185 225 375 575 775 1750 3250 - - - -
$ 70.00 - - 165 195 250 400 600 1050 2200 - - -
1915 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 275 465 800 1900 3900 7500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1100 2600 4500 - - -
1915 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 600 1300 3300 10000 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1700 4900 14750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 628
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
9/6/2004 NGC MS 66   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 332 $1,150.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 64   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 188 $1,265.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1175/Lot# 3257 $2,820.00
11/6/2012 PCGS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 3377, 3377/Lot# 1012 $48.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 36 $2,700.00
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7203 $705.00
12/8/2013 PCGS AU 50   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156012 $84.47
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 197814 $440.00
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3150 $3,055.00


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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