Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,696,000
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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1924 S 1C MS obverse 1924 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though widely hoarded from circulation 1935-60, as were all S-Mint cents, this issue is very scarce in all grades higher than Very Fine. Mint State survive in smaller numbers than for many other issues of the 1920s, and fully red gems are exceedingly rare. Those so certified typically have a deep, mellowed red that is not at all comparable to an MS RD 1924(P) cent.

Severe budget cuts across all federal departments during the Harding and Coolidge administrations compelled the mints, particularly Denver and San Francisco, to run their dies way too long. As a result, 1924-S cents are among the many issues of this decade that are usually found poorly struck from very eroded dies. The coin presented here is thus a superior specimen in all respects.

Only a few persons interested in coinage matters commented at the time about such poor quality. One of these was Charles Moore, Chairman of the Federal Commission of Fine Arts: "By dint of many struggles our silver coinage, the nickel, and the penny, have been brought up to a fair standard as compared with other leading nations. The only questions now in relation to those coins are questions of quality of work in producing the coins themselves."

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2014

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1924 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1.10 1.40 2.60 5.25 27.00 73.00 77.00 80.00 100.00 160 180 345 625 1600 - - - - -
$ 35.00 - - - 110 - - 385 825 - - - -
1924 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 200 260 540 1025 3800 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 675 1450 5000 - - -
1924 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 450 2100 4500 29000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 750 2600 11000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 469
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/8/1994 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Signature Sale #124, 124/Lot# 5084 $825.00
2/11/2000 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 5364 $747.50
6/11/2003 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 1737, 1737/Lot# 1029 $132.00
6/2/2010 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 139 $2,301.15
10/14/2012 PCGS MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 78807 $440.00
3/9/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 794, 803/Lot# 438 $85.00
6/9/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20060 $28.20
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1241 $920.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1924 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3339161112682822953043664092515759001303219723622535271730294167
335114816327328629832538040935968310341601225224202596282134080
00000027328629832538040935968310341601225224202596282100
00000027729130134539540946779211691899230724772656292500
1924 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16717518619420121222323424425526827832074511931730336535903826407344925998
17017918919620521622723724825927129246289413722275344036693908421349940
00000022723724825927129246289413722275344036693908421300
000000230241251264275306603104415512820351537473991435200
1924 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2442552682782923043173333453603753924451066252536397859827987159168992612580
2482592712832963083223373503653814106521552289650467999842488669421108110
000000322337350365381410652155228965046799984248866942100
000000328341355370386427859203932686452813985709017967300
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 2197
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1730
Owner: M. WHEAT
 
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