Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,360,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1965 SMS 1C MS obverse 1965 SMS 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1964, the United States faced a coinage shortage. Due to this, the mint ceased production of normal proof coins, which required significantly more work with die and planchet preparation. As a substitute, they created the Special Mint Set, which contained coins that weren't quite proofs, but were clearly of a higher quality than normal circulation coins. This allowed the mint to place more resources into producing coins for circulation. These special sets were issued in 1965, 1966 and 1967 before normal proof production started once more in 1968.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/31/2014

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1965 SMS 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.15 1.05 1.15 1.45 1.75 10.00 15.00 20.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 -
1965 SMS 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4.00 13.00 19.00 33.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 36.00 -
1965 SMS 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.00 20.00 30.00 70.00 1000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 35.00 125 -
1965 SMS 1C MS RDC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 125 400 1600 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2297
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1965 SMS 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------32---5
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Total-----------------32---5
 -----------------60 %40 %--- 
1965 SMS 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-616174---44
-----------------1----1
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Total-------------1-616184---45
 -------------2 %-13 %36 %40 %9 %--- 
1965 SMS 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1549186570129957--2167
---------------11316----30
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Total-------------1550199586129957--2197
 -------------0 %0 %2 %9 %27 %59 %3 %-- 
1965 SMS 1C MS RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------311233210---79
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Total--------------311233210---79
 --------------4 %14 %29 %41 %13 %--- 
1965 SMS 1C MS RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1--1---2
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Total---------------1--1---2
 ---------------50 %--50 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/6/1996 NGC MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 0891, 891/Lot# 1116 $8.75
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 73 $58.00
9/24/2009 NGC MS 68   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 413, 419/Lot# 2147 $212.75
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 66   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 308 $1,495.00
4/22/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3263, 3263/Lot# 3070 $75.00
5/4/2014 NGC MS 66   Red, Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 190979 $772.20
10/5/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131441/Lot# 23088 $53.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333637598194119147
333333333333334164466851021280
0000003333333341644668510200
0000003333333352752749011100
1965 SMS 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333336666699999125076135155190234
33334666679999102559961421672050
000000666799991025599614216700
0000006668999911376711514817800
1965 SMS 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1616161616161616161616161616163281123272170719282171
1616161616161616161616161616214895173750178120090
0000001616161616161616214895173750178100
000000161616161616161627651092221229185400
1965 SMS 1C MS RDC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161616161616202043799021972362253528313152
1616161616161616161616161720159621139222522420263429380
0000001616161616161720159621139222522420263400
0000001616161616161920298806179523072477273200
1965 SMS 1C MS RBU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6781941111311551671791861942012092412783203666207831219219726593235
72851001181391591711811891962042202532923354516749281545235128510
0000001711811891962042202532923354516749281545235100
00000017518419119920623026630635153572910741871250500
1965 SMS 1C MS RDU
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85102119139163190205220230237248255295336384471105123082479265929653688
91108126147172195210223232241250268309352413664147023652539276132060
000000210223232241250268309352413664147023652539276100
000000215227235244253282322368442858188924222599286300
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Grade: MS 66 RD CAMEO
Points: 2197
Owner: lightningsquid
 
Grade: MS 66 RD CAMEO
Points: 2197
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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