Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 64,290,000
Catalog: KM-A132
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.11 Grams
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1949 S 1C MS obverse 1949 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The number of cents struck at the San Francisco Mint had been in decline since its peak in 1944, and 1949's production was the lowest yet. The minting of domestic coinage at San Francisco was suspended altogether from May through September of this recession year.

Most 1949-S cents will show blurry dies with varying degrees of erosion from overuse. This resulted in bright but diffused luster that is superficially quite pleasing. This fact, combined with the tendency of soft strikes to resist or hide contact marks, has made for a fairly generous supply of top-grade gems. The discriminating collector will want to combine high grade with a good strike, and this will prove quite challenging for 1949-S cents.

No varieties of general interest are noted for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1949 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.09 0.10 0.15 0.15 0.18 0.20 0.25 0.30 1.20 1.30 2.50 3.00 3.75 6.75 17.00 29.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1949 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.75 8.50 15.50 20.00 45.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1949 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.25 13.50 27.00 38.00 425 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3975 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2939
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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11/25/2014 MS 67  Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131447/Lot# 27572


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7/13/1998 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 1066, 1066/Lot# 1114 $87.20
11/22/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2290, 2290/Lot# 1969 $58.00
11/27/2007 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27121, 27121/Lot# 11126 $16.00
2/6/2008 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2486, 2486/Lot# 1029 $23.00
9/22/2011 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 621, 628/Lot# 4129 $471.50
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20104 $387.75
8/31/2014 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 175481 $135.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1949 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333316285476179205230262
333333333333372036611101872132400
0000003333333720366111018721300
00000033333331124456814419622100
1949 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333203776155620113812391346
333333333333382550102310792117112740
000000333333382550102310792117100
0000003333333143163128465965120500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 620
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 620
Owner: bmorgen1
 
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