Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 44,610,000
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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1955 S 1C MS obverse 1955 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck coins only during the first three months of 1955, when this activity was suspended for an entire decade. It was found to be more cost effective to make additional coins at Denver and ship them west than to strike them at the small and inadequate San Francisco facility.

Though die erosion is a factor with 1955-S cents, they were generally of better quality than those from Philly and Denver. This fact, combined with absolutely massive hoarding of this final S-Mint cent, has given the hobby a large pool of high grade survivors.

A small number of repunched mintmark varieties are known for this relatively small mintage, but only one of these has much popularity. It is distinctive for its triple-punched S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1955 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.18 0.20 0.45 0.65 0.90 1.35 3.85 7.25 17.00 - - -
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1955 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.75 11.00 15.00 35.00 - - -
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1955 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.50 18.00 30.00 225 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11672
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/12/2005 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 12143 $92.00
11/5/2006 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 2282, 2282/Lot# 1104 $106.40
2/10/2008 NGC MS 67   Red Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 69 $57.50
9/8/2008 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 281, 287/Lot# 152 $16.00
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 63939 $20.00
6/9/2013 NGC MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 31689 $66.00
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131413/Lot# 24073 $15.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3580 $246.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333331224678198198
3333333333333336163872871310
00000033333333361638728700
00000033333333392053769200
1955 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333204159143163201369
3333333333333392747871501762570
00000033333333927478715017600
0000003333333314345311515618800
1955 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333332721236747438611330
3333333333333313458930769778210170
0000003333333313458930769778200
00000033333333225910649072082200
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: 4thetwinsfuture
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Northwoods
 
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