Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 139,760,000
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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1919 S 1C MS obverse 1919 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Cent production quadrupled at the San Francisco Mint from 1918 to 1919, which seems odd when viewed from today, as the war had already ended. All the conditions that it had set in motion, however, remained until a nationwide recession set in toward the end of 1920.

Despite the huge number of 1919-S cents issued, this date is rare in fully red, gem condition. The dies were used way beyond the point at which they would have been retired during the pre-war period, and there were in 1919 very few collectors of Lincoln Cents to preserve the best pieces. What has survived to the present day has done so randomly.

The San Francisco Mint went though 220 dies during Fiscal Year 1919, and it's clear from the resulting coins that more were needed.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2014

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1919 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.24 0.40 1.10 2.15 5.75 20.00 23.00 25.00 40.00 70.00 82.50 155 240 540 - - - - -
$ - - - - 45.00 77.50 95.00 180 275 650 - - -
1919 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 125 190 500 1350 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 140 225 615 1750 - - -
1919 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 180 400 1500 9500 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 225 575 2000 13500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 632
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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3/28/2009 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 298 $1,495.00
3/31/2010 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 2832, 2832/Lot# 1046 $109.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1369 $1,495.00
8/25/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 766, 775/Lot# 5247 $330.00
12/8/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 148198 $287.11
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 128532 $550.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5279 $481.75
1/25/2015 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 21962 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333362076819410216323794314515705119312981409152717322497
33341139788597122188237167381578868122813351448159519870
000000788597122188237167381578868122813351448159500
0000007990991432122372414486421030126313721488166400
1919 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59596367727681858994981061234375971138200921632325249727893863
596064697378828691951011122284907771428206022172382259431470
000000828691951011122284907771428206022172382259400
000000848892971031173325449581719211222712440269200
1919 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base89949810211111512312713514314715518357599021245049991810416109321179514799
919599105112118124130138144150164314713136830996672100841058811220127960
00000012413013814415016431471313683099667210084105881122000
00000012613214014615217444485217464074829510250107601150700
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1193
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1138
Owner: Albert Huber
 
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