Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 181,770,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1945 S 1C MS obverse 1945 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The production of cents at San Francisco in 1945 fell by 100 million pieces from 1944, and this was due to the previous year's success in supplanting the despised steel cents. The coining of cents was actually suspended at San Francisco from August 1944 through March 1945, as this facility concentrated on coinage for the Philippines and various foreign nations.

This issue was widely hoarded by the roll when new, and gem specimens thus remain plentiful today. Even so, the example illustrated reveals some problems frequently seen with 1945-S cents, specifically spotting and poor strikes.

Few varieties of general interest are known for this coin, despite its high mintage. The numerous repunched mintmarks typically are quite minor.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1945 S 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.17 0.20 0.35 0.40 1.20 2.20 4.25 10.00 14.00 25.00 - - -
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1945 S 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.50 6.00 12.50 16.50 35.00 - - -
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1945 S 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.50 19.00 32.50 120 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3574
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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4/24/2000 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1299, 1299/Lot# 1076 $26.75
5/25/2002 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22123, 22123/Lot# 15082 $37.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 240 $11.50
8/30/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2738, 2738/Lot# 1107 $20.00
3/4/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131211/Lot# 29495 $50.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6726 $76.38
4/6/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 61224 $21.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 S 1C MS Brown
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
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1945 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333204563139159183209
3333333333333382851881451671910
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0000003333333314365711315217500
1945 S 1C MS Red
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Base333333333333333325911536696610561151
3333333333333312417719856699610870
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: CRAMER
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: DONALD K. WHITMAN
 
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