Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 139,760,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1919 S 1C MS obverse 1919 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Cent production quadrupled at the San Francisco Mint from 1918 to 1919, which seems odd when viewed from today, as the war had already ended. All the conditions that it had set in motion, however, remained until a nationwide recession set in toward the end of 1920.

Despite the huge number of 1919-S cents issued, this date is rare in fully red, gem condition. The dies were used way beyond the point at which they would have been retired during the pre-war period, and there were in 1919 very few collectors of Lincoln Cents to preserve the best pieces. What has survived to the present day has done so randomly.

The San Francisco Mint went though 220 dies during Fiscal Year 1919, and it's clear from the resulting coins that more were needed.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2015

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1919 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.24 0.40 1.10 2.15 5.75 20.00 23.00 25.00 40.00 60.00 70.00 82.50 155 240 540 - - - - -
$ - - - - 45.00 - 77.50 95.00 180 275 650 - - -
1919 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 125 190 500 1350 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 140 225 615 1750 - - -
1919 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 180 400 1500 9500 55000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 225 575 2000 13500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 677
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2001 PCGS MS 64   Red Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 7706 $517.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 294 $2,070.00
9/28/2009 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 414, 420/Lot# 111 $80.50
1/27/2010 PCGS AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 2804, 2804/Lot# 1040 $63.25
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 7373 $126.50
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 70504 $550.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20060 $152.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333620598194102163237272320515705119312981409152717322497
33341133668597122188249288385578868122813351448159519870
000000668597122188249288385578868122813351448159500
0000007490991432122603044506421030126313721488166400
1919 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59636772768185891021111832723044375971138200921692335252528073885
60646973788286931051352132833484907771428206222242398261931660
00000086931051352132833484907771428206222242398261900
00000088981081592422933935449581719211622802462271300
1919 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base89949810211111512312713514320130433657599021245049991810418109351179814803
919599105112118124130138162235315416713136830996672100851059011223128000
00000012413013816223531541671313683099667210085105901122300
00000012613214018227032549585217464074829510251107631151000
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1193
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 1138
Owner: Albert Huber
 
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