Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 26,380,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1925 S 1C MS obverse 1925 S 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a fairly substantial mintage, 1925-S cents of desirable quality are quite scarce. Worn examples are quite common from widespread hoarding during the 1930s-50s, and Mint State pieces of so-so quality are likewise available. Fully red gems are very rare and tend to be much darker in shade than Philadelphia Mint cents.

This issue is perhaps not quite as hard to find with a decent strike as its Denver Mint cousin, but the typical 1925-S cent is mushy on one or both sides. The dies were used way too long and may have been improperly hardened, as well, but the result was coins having blurry and grossly distorted features.

A very minor doubled-die obverse variety is known for this issue but holds little interest. More popular are two repunched mintmark varieties recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1925 S 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.75 1.50 2.00 9.00 11.25 28.00 35.00 40.00 60.00 120 160 200 260 425 950 3950 - - - -
$ - - - 45.00 70.00 - - - 290 510 - - - -
1925 S 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 230 425 1350 4900 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 260 550 1700 - - - -
1925 S 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 350 550 3650 24000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 7000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 582
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1925 S 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--8518122116193128111726553131----374
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---------------1------1
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Total--8518122116193128111726554131----375
 --2%1%5%3%6%4%5%8%7%0%3%19%17%14%3%0%---- 
1925 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1325596811-----167
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---------------31-----4
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Total-----------1325597112-----171
 -----------1%2%15%35%42%7%----- 
1925 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------210263-----41
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Total-------------210263-----41
 -------------5%24%63%7%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1925 S 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333941671151311552374235276207451028165834273655389342994734
33352050831201391822994585586628391238224835033734402844444971
000000831201391822994585586628391238224835033734402800
000000991261472103614925897039341448283735793814416400
1925 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336612457612314316725845656568410282009378340284284455350075494
346823559213015119732449260579913552600386541134374470451695769
0000009213015119732449260579913552600386541134374470400
00000010713615922839052964491316823192394641994463485600
1925 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699165085135155183278489604908123933037317771581288559928010045
6791127621021421642153485277051018192746417450785382728799953510547
000000102142164215348527705101819274641745078538272879900
000000118148174246419566807112926155979758279908415904000
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 3865
Owner: KKM
 
Grade: MS 64 RB
Points: 2600
Owner: The Cents of my Life
 
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