Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 99,000,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1947 S 1C MS obverse 1947 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of cents at San Francisco in 1947 fell to have that of the previous year, as an economic recession joined with the huge production of the war years to lessen demand for new coins across all denominations.

Quality control at the San Francisco Mint was abysmal in 1947. Under a tight, post-war budget, the dies were run until they became visibly worn and eroded, at which point they were crudely polished for further use. This sometimes resulted in slightly prooflike surfaces combined with heavy polishing lines. The coin illustrated is all too typical of 1947-S, with its weak details and spotty surfaces.

The certified population of 1947-S cents nevertheless reveals a fair number of high grade gems. The bright luster which results from die erosion is quite appealing to many, and such coins may earn high grades despite having incomplete strikes. A well struck coin with excellent surfaces is a true rarity, a fact not always reflected in the Census data.

Several repunched mintmark varieties are known for this issue, all of them minor and of little general interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1947 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.08 0.10 0.15 0.16 0.17 0.18 0.23 0.50 1.20 1.50 1.85 7.75 11.50 23.50 - - -
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1947 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3.00 6.00 10.00 18.50 32.50 - - -
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1947 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 12.00 19.00 35.00 550 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2150 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2642
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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9/16/2007 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67094, 67094/Lot# 23017 $16.00
6/30/2008 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 261, 267/Lot# 84 $24.00
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7249 $276.00
12/12/2011 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 3188, 3188/Lot# 1225 $21.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2236 $364.25
10/21/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131244/Lot# 24545 $94.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7203 $470.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 177675 $350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1947 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1947 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339203776135151175323
33333333333335132650961401592240
000000333333351326509614015900
0000003333333716316311514616700
1947 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333345761431206131213461987
333333333333331755984971241132315600
000000333333331755984971241132300
0000003333333331661218521277133500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1206
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1206
Owner: Big Tiger
 
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