Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,510,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1916 S 1C MS obverse 1916 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1916 was the first year in which the San Francisco Mint produced a large number of cents, and survivors are thus more plentiful than for earlier dates. Circulated pieces are available across all grades, while Mint State specimens are fairly plentiful in any grade short of fully red gem. This issue is frustratingly rare with full, original color.

Poorly struck coins are the exception. While most will show some die erosion, there are a fairly large number of amazingly sharp survivors that rival the proofs of this date in their wealth of detail. The coin illustrated falls short of this perfection, but it still has a pleasing look.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1916 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.65 2.50 3.65 7.50 23.00 45.00 50.00 57.50 72.50 100.00 110 130 220 430 1000 2200 - - - -
$ - - - 62.50 85.00 - 115 140 240 500 1300 - - -
1916 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 190 285 660 1475 2550 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 335 800 1700 - - -
1916 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 280 635 1650 9650 25000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 325 1075 2850 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 807
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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11/16/2000 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara Sale #242, 242/Lot# 6721 $546.25
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   Red Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 86 $373.75
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 261 $483.00
6/3/2009 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 2701, 2701/Lot# 1023 $218.50
3/24/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 94587 $73.70
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131315/Lot# 22048 $92.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30149 $411.25
2/8/2015 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131507/Lot# 25052 $56.00
11/29/2015 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131549/Lot# 23411 $130.43


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6691228941431832012302823663954506631036170725852770296532973656
671017501101561892112473103764135217871260200026472835307634170
0000001561892112473103764135217871260200026472835307600
0000001701952202653383854325929121483229227082900318600
1916 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base991216371021592012202483043955275977931345210627812976318235313908
9101323591211732072292673344395506629771599233128463045329836570
0000001732072292673344395506629771599233128463045329800
00000018721423928536548357472811611852255629113113341500
1916 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121216204111517122024127233042656578313152233508274317834825289559700
121317276613418722725129136247263896016213183586575657973848692030
00000018722725129136247263896016213183586575657973848600
000000204234262311394519710113819274132664877008113872100
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2106
Owner: Coinbuf
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2106
Owner: wheat'swheats
 
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