Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 26,380,000
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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1925 S 1C MS obverse 1925 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a fairly substantial mintage, 1925-S cents of desirable quality are quite scarce. Worn examples are quite common from widespread hoarding during the 1930s-50s, and Mint State pieces of so-so quality are likewise available. Fully red gems are very rare and tend to be much darker in shade than Philadelphia Mint cents.

This issue is perhaps not quite as hard to find with a decent strike as its Denver Mint cousin, but the typical 1925-S cent is mushy on one or both sides. The dies were used way too long and may have been improperly hardened, as well, but the result was coins having blurry and grossly distorted features.

A very minor doubled-die obverse variety is known for this issue but holds little interest. More popular are two repunched mintmark varieties recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/30/2015

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1925 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.60 0.85 1.45 2.60 11.25 28.00 32.00 38.00 60.00 160 200 260 425 875 3850 - - - -
$ - - 35.00 45.00 70.00 - - 290 510 - - - -
1925 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 225 485 1200 4900 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 260 600 1625 - - - -
1925 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 350 700 4250 23000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 450 1150 7500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 482
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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6/7/2015 MS 64  Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7180


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9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 367 $3,105.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 182 $166.75
4/27/2008 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68051, 68051/Lot# 61074 $655.50
3/22/2009 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 2668, 2668/Lot# 1072 $126.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4370 $1,667.50
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 184852 $9,000.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20057 $405.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33339411111151311552374231835977251028158333863612384942515698
333520641121201391822994233216408261213218434613691398347330
0000001121201391822994233216408261213218434613691398300
0000001141261472103614234596829271398278535373770411700
1925 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11912713113914715115917117918619420523762011171886378340284284455350076634
12212813414214815416317418118919821636578613732518386541134374470455490
00000016317418118919821636578613732518386541134374470400
00000016717618419120122649295116303151394641994463485600
1925 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179186194205212223234244258268282295336908139337307198759280018426913911641
181189198207216227237249261273286309527107021724886732977288143866499730
000000237249261273286309527107021724886732977288143866400
000000241253265277291322717123129516042746178658284890100
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Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1886
Owner: dcg
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1583
Owner: coppermania
 
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