Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,026,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1911 S 1C MS obverse 1911 S 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of cents at San Francisco in 1911 attracted no attention at that time, but the collecting of current coins grew in popularity during the 1930s and revealed just how few pieces could still be found in circulation. Mint State coins were always quite scarce, with fully red gems being exceedingly so.

Sharp examples are not that hard to find, but more typical are coins having worn and cracked dies. U. S. Mint budget cuts that began in 1910 really took their toll, as the three active minting facilities overused their dies to remain within their allotments.

A single repunched mintmark variety is recognized by NGC for this date, and it is quite scarce.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2019

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1911 S 1C MS BN
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Base $ 40.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 75.00 115 130 155 175 200 220 240 330 415 775 1250 - - - -
$ 80.00 - 135 165 185 - 225 260 350 500 - - - -
1911 S 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 220 240 285 405 600 1425 3500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 435 750 2600 - - -
1911 S 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 325 500 900 3200 21500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1250 4750 - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1350
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1911 S 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-371007425957762640577521544696518--1--1015
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Total-371007425957762640577521544696518--1--1015
 -4%10%7%26%6%7%3%4%6%7%0%1%4%7%6%2%--0%-- 
1911 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------22347129614----266
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Total------------22347129614----266
 ------------1%9%18%48%23%2%---- 
1911 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1235247----69
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---------------1------1
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Total-------------1236247----70
 -------------1%3%51%34%10%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1911 S 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1631832012202372552884094505155636206637058741013147719282078223525052798
1701892072262432663284234725315826346777619201168162719782130232526032938
0000003284234725315826346777619201168162719782130232500
0000003694364935476016496918189671322177820282183241500
1911 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1792012202412582783144394845515976637057939971271206832383457368640754494
18620722724726529035645450656661967773486110881537245833113533381642154719
00000035645450656661967773486110881537245833113533381600
00000039746952958264169176492911801802284833843610394500
1911 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19422024426228230133947151959164070974986511381609310370147400780184759192
20322825026928831438348754360766372278895612952107440771437534802687149652
00000038348754360766372278895612952107440771437534802600
000000427503567624686736826104714522605571072717667825000
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Grade: MS 66 RD
Points: 7014
Owner: KKM
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2068
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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