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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 S 1C MS obverse 1918 S 1C MS reverse


  
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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: 8/5/2014

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1918 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.45 0.90 1.65 3.00 11.50 11.50 30.00 37.50 57.50 75.00 100.00 110 145 250 360 1350 3400 - - - -
$ - - - 62.50 80.00 105 115 155 275 450 - - - -
1918 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 135 215 305 675 1550 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 345 925 - - - -
1918 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 300 625 2650 12500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 335 800 3500 15000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 522
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2015 MS 65  Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9299


Auction Prices Realized

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4/5/2001 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 5888 $690.00
1/8/2003 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 5687 $776.25
8/16/2004 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 1923, 1923/Lot# 1019 $41.00
5/28/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2373, 2373/Lot# 1041 $448.00
1/7/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 7473 $1,380.00
11/9/2010 NGC MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10257 $93.15
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 659, 666/Lot# 6048 $2,609.35
12/15/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 156438 $52.00
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
Base333333333763102131183223275126229364048544771742182240514
3333333144576111148196240604182033064514602212056280520
000000314457611114819624060418203306451460221205600
000000325548912116520925793323783677498065981693900
1918 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333335085135171237288351149433654829641483562575047741
33333331861101147193254309732211738535357706114154330800
0000003186110114719325430973221173853535770611415400
00000033473118159215271330111327414341588577081995200
1918 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333376131201248336404484187340485447717492782972554927
33333332794154216277358430947259845146022787516093381250
0000003279415421627735843094725984514602278751609300
000000351112177232306381457141033234980659885762290900
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 4048
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 3365
Owner: Just coins
 
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