Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Memorial Reverse (1959-2008)
Mint: San Francisco
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS obverse 1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the more scarce of the two major varieties for 1970-S cents, though enough were hoarded at the time to prevent it from being rare. This style is also known as the level date, because the tops of the 7 and 0 are aligned.

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1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS Red
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 848
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/28/2000 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 1351, 1351/Lot# 1058 $70.85
4/22/2008 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL US Coin Final Session #1105, 1105/Lot# 7231 $184.00
4/2/2009 NGC MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 355, 361/Lot# 5262 $26.00
7/24/2011 PCGS MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3106, 3106/Lot# 1191 $1,955.00
4/29/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 7287 $45.00
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Teletrade Auction 3335, 3335/Lot# 1320 $27.00
11/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131248/Lot# 24537 $30.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20242832415054595963677272768598139272620132115051707
212529354451555960646872737989111183388853138215720
000000555960646872737989111183388853138200
0000005759616570727482931252275041087144300
1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2428374154636776768185102111123143163201336378420500588
25313845576470767882911051151301501762463503924475290
000000707678829110511513015017624635039244700
000000737679849610811913615618829136440647300
1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32374559597276858589941151231351632012887742754294832793636
3440505963737985869110111812714417623045014342819305833980
0000007985869110111812714417623045014342819305800
0000008285889210812013115418825961220942883316900
1970 S SMALL DATE 1C MS Red, Proof Like
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374150637689981061111151191231311351351942517211738196322092476
38445467809210010711211612012513213515421340710601813204522980
00000010010711211612012513213515421340710601813204500
00000010310911311712112813313517423256413991888212700
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 774
Owner: J.D.A.
 
Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 774
Owner: Kellum
 
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