Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,510,000
Catalog: KM-132
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
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1916 S 1C MS obverse 1916 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1916 was the first year in which the San Francisco Mint produced a large number of cents, and survivors are thus more plentiful than for earlier dates. Circulated pieces are available across all grades, while Mint State specimens are fairly plentiful in any grade short of fully red gem. This issue is frustratingly rare with full, original color.

Poorly struck coins are the exception. While most will show some die erosion, there are a fairly large number of amazingly sharp survivors that rival the proofs of this date in their wealth of detail. The coin illustrated falls short of this perfection, but it still has a pleasing look.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1916 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.65 2.50 3.65 7.50 23.00 23.00 45.00 50.00 57.50 72.50 100.00 110 130 220 430 1000 2200 - - - -
$ - - - 62.50 85.00 105 115 140 240 500 1300 - - -
1916 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 160 190 285 660 1475 2550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 335 800 1700 - - -
1916 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 280 635 1700 9650 25000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 325 1075 2850 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 724
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/24/1997 NGC MS 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 0983, 983/Lot# 1055 $517.75
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 282 $12,075.00
9/28/2009 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 414, 420/Lot# 104 $71.30
10/2/2011 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 25184 $69.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7418 $161.00
4/15/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 46391 $203.50
8/18/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131335/Lot# 22015 $152.75
2/13/2015 PCGS MS 92   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20025 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6691228941751832012302823661674506631036170725852770296532974505
671017501211781892112473103662615217871260200026472835307637000
0000001781892112473103662615217871260200026472835307600
0000001801952202653383663565929121483229227082900318600
1916 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111151191271351391471551631711791902205977931345210627812976318235314800
1121161221301361421501581661741832003466629771599233128463045329839540
0000001501581661741832003466629771599233128463045329800
00000015216016817618621047172811611852255629113113341500
1916 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163171179190198209220227237251262275314783131522685082743178348252895511420
16617418319320221322223024225526628847096016333206586575657973848697770
00000022223024225526628847096016333206586575657973848600
000000225234246258271301627113819504144664877008113872100
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2106
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2106
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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