Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,680,000
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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1918 S 1C MS obverse 1918 S 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This is another issue that enjoyed a generous mintage but is nonetheless rare in fully red, gem condition. Most 1918-S cents were less than sharply struck, with the reverse dies being particularly subject to extreme wear. This is because they were undated and could thus be retained from one year to another until they failed altogether.

1918-S cents were widely hoarded in low grades from the 1930s through the 1950s, and their modest values even today reflect this abundance. Examples in the higher circulated grades are a bit scarce and command greater premiums.

All S-Mint cents dated 1918-40 have the mintmark style introduced in 1917, with the sole exception of some 1928-S cents made late in that year with a much larger mintmark.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1918 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.45 0.90 1.65 3.00 11.50 30.00 37.50 57.50 75.00 110 145 250 360 1350 3400 - - - -
$ - - - 62.50 80.00 115 155 275 450 - - - -
1918 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 135 215 305 675 1550 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 345 925 - - - -
1918 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 300 625 2650 12500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 335 800 3500 15000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 537
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/26/1994 NGC MS 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Bullet Sale #121, 121/Lot# 37 $880.00
11/7/1999 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1232, 1232/Lot# 1021 $891.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1188 $276.00
9/16/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 46690 $140.80
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7512 $211.50
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 543 $325.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 567 $460.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3336945119123155230288366183489725925200931943410363840235415
334721701201341802493143662855687921286240432663486376644870
0000001201341802493143662855687921286240432663486376600
0000001221442052693403663876468581648279933383562389500
1918 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1191271311391471511591711791861942052376538291363216123242495267529834109
12212813414214815416317418118919821637671210071629221523812555277833580
00000016317418118919821637671210071629221523812555277800
00000016717618419120122651477011851895227024382615288000
1918 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17918619420521222323424425826828229533682013032834565659866329668772899417
18118919820721622723724926127328630949798118133775576661006448688879980
00000023724926127328630949798118133775576661006448688800
000000241253265277291322659114223244715587662156568708800
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 3194
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2161
Owner: Just coins
 
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