Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 50,148,000
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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1929 S 1C MS obverse 1929 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The typical 1929-S cent shows moderate to heavy die erosion, though certainly not to the extent of S-Mint cents of the early-mid 1920s.

This issue is quite common in all circulated grades, and Mint State pieces are likewise plentiful from the many rolls saved. All cents 1929-33 saw only limited distribution at the time of minting, since the economy demanded little in the way of new coin. When the practice of saving uncirculated rolls developed in the mid 1930s, this date was among the ones still available for the picking.

Fully red coins are scarce but not rare. Those certified as gems (MS 65 RD or higher) may or may not be well struck, as the role of strike in grading is limited. Only a very badly struck coin will have points deducted, so the opportunity exists for a bit of cherrypicking.

Collectors should also be on the alert for a nice repunched mintmark variety known for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2014

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1929 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.40 0.70 1.35 1.85 5.75 12.50 13.50 15.00 19.00 25.00 27.00 33.00 55.00 80.00 160 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 37.00 60.00 90.00 - - -
1929 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 28.00 32.00 40.00 65.00 150 300 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 85.00 185 - - -
1929 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 52.50 130 550 4900 7250 - - -
$ - - - - - - 48.00 75.00 200 1750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 681
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/3/2000 PCGS MS 63   Red Teletrade Auction 1303, 1303/Lot# 1041 $29.75
6/3/2004 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 5354 $368.00
6/4/2007 NGC MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Final Session #439, 439/Lot# 7279 $287.50
1/4/2010 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 442, 448/Lot# 70 $80.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 477 $80.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24254 $352.50
3/3/2013 NGC MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 78719 $45.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333620455054597694241111352203045275846467541178
33341128475156658294531191632483785466056828950
0000004751566582945311916324837854660568200
0000004853577088948212719227645356562571800
1929 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1216161616202020242424283213116325550282090098511321699
13161616172020212424252965142194337608847928103413210
00000020212424252965142194337608847928103400
00000020232424273198152224420714873957108300
1929 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24242428283232373741414554155212450120638524499477752486931
24242528293234373841424888174291702208840684592493458090
00000034373841424888174291702208840684592493400
000000353740414451121193371954297042834684509100
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Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1206
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
Grade: MS 65 RD
Points: 1206
Owner: Strickland's Coins
 
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