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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.24 0.40 1.10 2.15 5.75 5.75 20.00 23.00 25.00 40.00 60.00 70.00 82.50 155 240 540 - - - - -
$ - - - - 45.00 62.50 77.50 95.00 180 275 650 - - -
1919 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 125 190 500 1350 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 140 225 615 1750 - - -
1919 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 180 400 1500 9500 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 225 575 2000 13500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 620
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/3/2005 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #56, 61/Lot# 65 $92.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 872 $1,092.50
5/19/2010 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2857, 2857/Lot# 1094 $287.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 7536 $431.25
10/17/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 659 $373.75
3/10/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 100420 $275.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 7195 $411.25
10/6/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 141435 $12.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333203759769412315988820392898398453671557329030
333333382544648210313540212712325326044458769200580
00000038254464821031354021271232532604445876900
0000003143151708811314764516552611362249061217100
1919 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333285081102123163209106623683511475663241864234696
333333311356088109136178494150027493926527810430239930
00000031135608810913617849415002749392652781043000
00000031942709511614919378019343130434158011453600
1919 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333334576123155183237298136328984000536770772178240385
3333333175591133164201257653187432654455593711978279830
000000317559113316420125765318743265445559371197800
00000033165107144173219277100823863632491165071688000
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 2039
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1066
Owner: Albert Huber
 
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