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 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 -
1966 SMS 1C MS Red, Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 210 285 475 2500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2393
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
1/2/1996 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 0802, 802/Lot# 170 $17.75
5/27/2003 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23061, 23061/Lot# 13206 $49.45
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
4/9/2007 NGC MS 67   Red, Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 134, 139/Lot# 76 $345.00
2/22/2009 PCGS MS 68   Red Teletrade Auction 2656, 2656/Lot# 1127 $172.50
7/14/2013 PCGS MS 67   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 128470 $35.00
1/31/2016 PCGS MS 68   Red, Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131606/Lot# 23745 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 SMS 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161616161616161616375476292406680
1616161616161616161616161616162343611483304970
00000016161616161616161623436114833000
00000016161616161616161630486922036800
1966 SMS 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161616161616161616457298354487798
1616161616161616161616161616162654811833985910
00000016161616161616161626548118339800
00000016161616161616161635638926944300
1966 SMS 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616161616161616161616161616377611516350216192349
161616161616161616161616161623508913127687418620
000000161616161616161623508913127687400
00000016161616161616163063102147389124700
1966 SMS 1C MS Red Brown, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99999999999121216163665978202124233525853601
99999999991012131613244367112542194241829230
00000099991012131613244367112542194241800
00000099991112141624952074516892264250100
1966 SMS 1C MS Red, Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616161616161616161616161664279311032433261129104016
161616161616161616161616161622569289615462492271132790
000000161616161616161622569289615462492271100
0000001616161616161616433743100019902552281000
1966 SMS 1C MS Red Brown, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28374554637681899498102106127147175201366477783166832815992
313948576777839095991031131331561832564035791078220541840
000000839095991031131331561832564035791078220500
0000008692961001041201401651923114406811373274300
1966 SMS 1C MS Red, Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41455967819810611511912313113515918621682099032384431470651729278
4249617186100109116120125132143168196417876173936354522486165400
000000109116120125132143168196417876173936354522486100
000000112117121128133151177206618933248840334614501600
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Grade: MS 67 RD CAMEO
Points: 2433
Owner: dleonard-3
 
Grade: MS 67 RD CAMEO
Points: 2433
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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