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
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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: 2947
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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6/13/2005 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #42, 46/Lot# 79 $13.80
12/13/2009 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2783, 2783/Lot# 1172 $29.00
6/10/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 34528 $30.00
7/29/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131232/Lot# 20788 $141.00
9/29/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 138973 $23.00
6/2/2014 PCGS MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20041 $393.63
8/24/2014 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131435/Lot# 21473 $41.00
11/30/2014 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131449/Lot# 23042 $33.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1949 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333316326381183209230412
333333333333372142691151922162910
0000003333333721426911519221600
00000033333331227537514920022300
1949 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333320541111551028112312391843
3333333333333931731264461060116214400
0000003333333931731264461060116200
00000033333331443921407371091120000
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1028
Owner: Big Tiger
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1028
Owner: bmorgen1
 
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