Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 32,620,000
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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1917 S 1C MS obverse 1917 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As it did at the other mints, cent production rose dramatically at San Francisco in 1917. Due to the hoarding of S-Mint cents that collectors pursued for decades, moderately worn examples of this issue are quite common as compared to its Denver cousin. Mint State coins are not rare, except with full red color, which is seldom seen.

There are fewer sharply struck examples of this date than for 1915-S and 1916-S, as the mint struggled to make its production numbers. The coin illustrated is a truly exceptional specimen in that it is both sharply struck from fresh dies and blessed with much original red. It also displays the old style mintmark of 1909-16, while the vast majority of 1917-S cents have the new mintmark introduced this year and used almost universally through 1941.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1917 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.50 0.65 1.00 2.25 9.75 27.50 36.00 55.00 67.50 90.00 110 205 300 1075 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 135 250 400 - - - -
1917 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 125 190 375 550 1650 3700 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 425 700 2000 - - -
1917 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 375 1250 2100 13750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 450 1600 3200 27000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 446
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
4/28/2003 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1716, 1716/Lot# 1014 $1,210.00
5/28/2003 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 5342 $747.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 286 $2,990.00
2/27/2006 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 76, 81/Lot# 20 $805.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1185 $311.65
11/4/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/04/2012, 47/Lot# 80001 $25.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7360 $235.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 202680 $1.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333637106115147220265320183395631802177619162065222224913481
333416601091261712352833202544746881127182319662117231228210
0000001091261712352833202544746881127182319662117231200
0000001121361962503023203245527451451186920152170240100
1917 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1191271311391471511591711791861942052375979491206223333243546378041775607
12212813414214815416317418118919821635771410351548259733983624391246540
00000016317418118919821635771410351548259733983624391200
00000016717618419120122647783211201891296034723702404500
1917 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17918619420521222323424425826828229533694919282754587962186571693975589741
181189198207216227237249261273286309540127522033796599263366694714582860
000000237249261273286309540127522033796599263366694714500
000000241253265277291322745160224794837610564536816735200
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1776
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1776
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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