Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 96,190,000
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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1954 S 1C MS obverse 1954 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Quality control for this issue was poor, even by San Francisco Mint standards of the 1950s. Worn and overpolished dies left many of these coins quite blurry and their details incomplete. Only widespread roll hoarding of this date has provided enough gems to satisfy the demand from collectors.

Numerous repunched mintmarks are known for 1954-S, most of them quite minor and of little interest. Small die breaks affecting the date and lettering are frequently seen, including the "San Jose" variety in which a J-shaped break on the right side of the mintmark makes it look like letters SJ. These minor breaks are of interest only to series specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1954 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.18 0.38 0.65 0.90 1.50 3.90 9.00 25.00 - - -
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1954 S 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.00 11.00 17.50 35.00 - - -
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1954 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 18.00 30.00 245 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6483
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/13/2006 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 74, 79/Lot# 127 $13.80
3/13/2007 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27033, 27033/Lot# 13023 $17.00
8/15/2010 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210084, 210084/Lot# 26537 $38.00
2/5/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3219, 3219/Lot# 1179 $80.00
5/26/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 108030 $20.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 142741 $95.00
6/9/2014 NGC MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20690 $144.53


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333333333333
3333333333333333333330
0000003333333333333300
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1954 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333316417214316311311697
33333333333333724519615048613200
00000033333333724519615048600
0000003333333312336211915680800
1954 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333287212371578712061799
3333333333333311438932073992714040
0000003333333311438932073992700
000000333333332057106518763106600
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 715
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 715
Owner: Big Tiger
 
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