Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,261,583
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1966 SMS 1C MS obverse 1966 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: 6/10/2016

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1966 SMS 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.17 1.05 1.15 1.45 1.75 9.50 15.00 20.00 - - -
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1966 SMS 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.00 12.00 19.00 25.00 - - -
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1966 SMS 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.00 19.00 28.00 40.00 200 1500 -
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1966 SMS 1C MS Red, Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 210 285 475 2500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2535
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/9/1996 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 0883, 883/Lot# 1103 $11.75
10/17/1999 PCGS MS 68   Red Teletrade Auction 1223, 1223/Lot# 1045 $119.90
1/9/2006 NGC MS 66   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL FUN Online Session #395, 395/Lot# 25294 $149.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Red, Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1056 $259.00
7/22/2007 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 2397, 2397/Lot# 1111 $20.00
6/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54411 $9.00
8/24/2014 PCGS MS 68   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 818, 827/Lot# 546 $180.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 SMS 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333637598194119147
333333333333334164466851021280
0000003333333341644668510200
0000003333333352752749011100
1966 SMS 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616161616161616161616164576102119147183
1616161616161616161616161616162655851081281590
00000016161616161616161626558510812800
00000016161616161616161635669311313800
1966 SMS 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616161616161616161616417611516362021242385
1616161616161616161616161616245389131315112122110
0000001616161616161616245389131315112100
00000016161616161616163364102147468162300
1966 SMS 1C MS Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99999999999121216163665978202124233525853601
99999999991012131613244367112542194241829230
00000099991012131613244367112542194241800
00000099991112141624952074516892264250100
1966 SMS 1C MS Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161616161616161664279311032754294832793636
161616161616161616161616161622569289616532819305833980
000000161616161616161622569289616532819305800
0000001616161616161616433743100022042883316900
1966 SMS 1C MS Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28374554637681899498102106127147175201366477783166832815992
313948576777839095991031131331561832564035791078220541840
000000839095991031131331561832564035791078220500
0000008692961001041201401651923114406811373274300
1966 SMS 1C MS Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161616161616161668684611702885308634283797
161616161616161616161616161623973995417422952320035510
000000161616161616161623973995417422952320000
0000001616161616161616463793106223133019331400
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Grade: MS 67 RD CAMEO
Points: 2754
Owner: dleonard-3
 
Grade: MS 67 RD CAMEO
Points: 2754
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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