Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,101,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1913 S 1C MS obverse 1913 S 1C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1913-S cents are scarce across all grades, though not to the extent of those from the years immediately preceding and following. Choice examples in the higher circulated grades are quite challenging, due mostly to environmental damage.

Mint State pieces tend to be softly struck from worn dies (photos), and most have little or no original red color. A fully red example should be immediately suspect, unless it has been certified by a major grading service. The term "red" is a bit misleading with this issue, as their original color is more brassy than that of P and D cents.

An interesting bit of trivia is revealed by the Mint Director's Annual Report for this year. The San Francisco Mint averaged 218,275 cents per obverse die and 160,835 per reverse. These figures are less than half those realized at the Denver Mint in 1913.




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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1913 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.85 12.00 15.00 25.00 50.00 75.00 88.00 105 130 155 175 220 305 375 700 1250 - - - -
$ 60.00 - 100.00 118 145 - 195 245 335 450 850 1500 - -
1913 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 165 200 265 390 700 1850 4500 - - - -
$ - - - - - 185 220 290 430 800 2500 - - -
1913 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 230 340 510 1225 5500 51000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 250 385 625 1350 9500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 793
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/2/1998 PCGS MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 1028, 1028/Lot# 1075 $130.80
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 56 $488.75
8/16/2007 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 169, 175/Lot# 5022 $218.50
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131240/Lot# 26861 $851.88
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131240/Lot# 26059 $282.00
6/15/2014 PCGS VF 25   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 190327 $26.00
7/18/2014 NGC AU 55   Brown Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21021 $97.53
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7200 $440.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32374559102201234288330381450515563663829949139319282078223525052798
344050731352122523023474044725315967188691097157119782130232526030
0000002523023474044725315967188691097157119782130232500
0000002703163644274935476307749091245175020282183241500
1913 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374150671152202513143544094845396207549741393240136393877412645495003
3844568315023027232737243450256666582711141729281437183960426747000
00000027232737243450256666582711141729281437183960426700
00000029334139145952159370990112532065322637984043440800
1913 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4145547612724127233938143951960268489111521907398496561014410651114975272
4248619316525129435340046654762975397814042599587598191031310933114970
0000002943534004665476297539781404259958759819103131093300
00000031736742049257465782210651655329277659981104821121500
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2401
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2401
Owner: wheat'swheats
 
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