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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/4/2014

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1915 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.50 19.50 23.50 31.00 65.00 65.00 115 130 150 185 205 225 375 575 825 1150 2450 - - - -
$ 70.00 120 135 165 195 210 250 400 600 960 1500 - - -
1915 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 275 450 650 1700 3900 7500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 800 2400 4500 - - -
1915 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 600 1150 3800 10250 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1700 5500 13750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 595
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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1/12/2015 MS 66  Red Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3315


Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 333 $196.00
4/16/2007 NGC MS 65   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 106 $1,437.50
9/9/2009 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 176 $2,070.00
5/19/2010 PCGS MS 60   Brown Teletrade Auction 2857, 2857/Lot# 1089 $345.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7436 $419.75
4/15/2012 NGC MS 61   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 47512 $220.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24231 $146.88
4/21/2013 PCGS XF 45   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 92880 $106.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1915 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333394155237288323369404106621243009414155631750032122
33333333311418225429933838062414182419338646159542223740
0000003331141822542993383806241418241933864615954200
00000036313420927131135339284517712714376350891352100
1915 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333123201304366409463502127124643639493565452084338221
333333343149235324380427476758166828554071547111311266350
00000034314923532438042747675816682855407154711131100
000000383175269345394445489101420663247450360081607700
1915 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333183288423502558627674160930094141556373172425044330
333333363218333449520581642985207533864615614712961309430
00000036321833344952058164298520753386461561471296100
0000003123253378475539604658129725423763508967321860500
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1066
Owner: rlm's cents
 
Grade: MS 63 BN
Points: 404
Owner: PGUA57
 
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