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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.14 0.15 0.18 0.40 1.20 1.50 1.85 5.75 11.00 29.00 - - -
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1953 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2.75 5.50 11.50 19.00 67.50 - - -
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1953 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.00 18.00 36.00 450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 82.50 3800 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2907
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/24/2005 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #66011, 66011/Lot# 23039 $23.00
9/24/2009 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 2133 $69.00
4/13/2011 PCGS MS 62   Brown Teletrade Auction 3048, 3048/Lot# 1124 $23.00
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 109040 $19.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 162885 $23.00
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168918 $17.00
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
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661024461664938100
00000066666666610244616649300
00000066666666615286125763900
1953 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339204576265298314541
333333333333351328551392763033900
0000003333333513285513927630300
0000003333333716376620228730900
1953 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333332721471066116315102205
333333333333331345974531098127917420
000000333333331345974531098127900
0000003333333322591227601131139400
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1066
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 1066
Owner: Bob Corsini
 
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