Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,700,000
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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1923 S 1C MS obverse 1923 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It was not until the final quarter of 1923 that the San Francisco Mint's existing stock of earlier cents was drawn down to the point that additional pieces were needed.

Most 1923-S cents were coined from worn dies that displayed incomplete or distorted details. The example illustrated is thus a pleasing exception. In some instances the mintmark is shallow, but this doesn't seem to be as big a problem as for 1921-S cents.

Survivors having full, original red color are extremely rare. This color is likely to be more brassy than coppery, and it may be marred by "woodgrain" toning streaks from incomplete mixing of the alloy.

Well worn examples are common from widespread hoarding that began with the arrival of coin boards in 1935 and lasted until this date essentially disappeared from circulation around 1960.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/6/2014

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1923 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2.75 3.75 5.00 9.00 45.00 85.00 92.50 130 200 265 315 485 650 1400 - - - - -
$ 50.00 90.00 100.00 150 225 - - - 800 - - - -
1923 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 435 975 1625 3050 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1200 2400 - - - -
1923 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1450 3500 28750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 401
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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10/23/2006 NGC MS 61   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 110, 115/Lot# 77 $184.00
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 473 $16,100.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 669 $7,188.00
6/5/2011 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 3078, 3078/Lot# 1134 $1,207.50
9/6/2012 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7375 $211.50
6/2/2013 PCGS AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 110708 $112.20
6/30/2014 NGC MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20076 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9912163218330832034545062068466784711171333204822052370254328403926
91013218222531232838050764168472793711891571210022602428264232020
00000031232838050764168472793711891571210022602428264200
000000316337415563663684787102712611810215323152485274100
1923 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base389404420439456474494512534553575597670104416832215303332413460369040795485
394409426445462481500519540560582621795125718602488310233143537382045480
000000500519540560582621795125718602488310233143537382000
000000506527547568590646919147020382760317233873613394900
1923 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3894064234394584774945155345565775976721208732387834825286879139989612544
395412428445464483501521541563584622672696247147707973839788389391107790
00000050152154156358462267269624714770797383978838939100
000000508528549570590647672139228546302811385428988964400
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 3033
Owner: coppermania
 
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