Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 181,835,000
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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1953 S 1C MS obverse 1953 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The certified population of high grade 1953-S cents seems adequate to meet the demand from advanced collectors of this series. Those that didn't make the cut often failed to do so because of streaking and staining. These problems plagued many cents from the late 1940s and the '50s, probably as a consequence of the planchet cleaning process employed prior to striking. Shallow details and frosty, diffused luster are common for this issue.

More than two dozen repunched mintmark varieties have been recorded for this issue, and all but a few are extremely slight.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1953 S 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.14 0.15 0.18 0.35 0.40 1.20 1.50 1.85 5.75 11.00 29.00 - - -
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1953 S 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.75 5.50 11.50 19.00 67.50 - - -
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1953 S 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.00 18.00 36.00 450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 82.50 3800 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2000
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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10/3/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26102, 26102/Lot# 11068 $16.00
11/21/2010 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 1484 $32.00
9/22/2011 PCGS MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 621, 628/Lot# 4141 $310.50
12/12/2011 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 3188, 3188/Lot# 1262 $6.00
3/11/2012 NGC MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 34544 $25.00
4/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1151 $235.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6007 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 1C MS Brown
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1953 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339164163248278314354
333333333333351124481242582903270
0000003333333511244812425829000
0000003333333713325518626830200
1953 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333332850127534139315101635
33333333333333113575262820143215510
00000033333333113575262820143200
0000003333333319421013981106147100
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 534
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 534
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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