Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 14,276,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1927 S 1C MS obverse 1927 S 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is another issue which is typically found from worn dies, though there are enough well struck pieces that they may be found with patience. The coin illustrated is reveals a fresh obverse die paired with a moderately worn reverse. Finding a 1927-S cent struck from matching fresh dies is a rarity, though it seems to be more likely than for the S-Mint cents of the preceding several years.

Fully red examples are very rare, regardless of numeric grade, and these coins tend to have a dull, subdued red color. Well worn 1927-S cents are common from mid-century hoarding.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1927 S 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.85 1.60 2.50 4.50 25.00 40.00 40.00 51.00 57.00 78.00 80.00 120 165 330 850 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 400 - - - -
1927 S 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 85.00 130 165 285 595 2300 5500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 325 700 - - - -
1927 S 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 175 300 550 1850 8475 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2400 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 481
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/25/2019 1927 S 1C MS Brown
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Base--1312916851934164235194-----214
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Total--1312916851934164235194-----214
 --0 %1 %6 %4 %7 %4 %2 %9 %16 %0 %3 %20 %16 %9 %2 %----- 
1927 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-4368465122----205
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Total----------2-4368466122----206
 ----------1 %-2 %17 %41 %32 %6 %1 %---- 
1927 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-21124167-----62
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Total----------2-21124167-----62
 ----------3 %-3 %18 %39 %26 %11 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/1/1996 PCGS MS 62   Red Heritage Auctions 1996 Annual Silver Dollar Bullet Sale #158, 158/Lot# 51 $82.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 339 $127.00
3/6/2011 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 3025, 3025/Lot# 1120 $8,050.00
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7247 $431.25
10/7/2012 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 77594 $15.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 754, 763/Lot# 62 $1,270.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5293 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 1C MS S Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33391663102155163194244298304409597874155816861820196322092476
3351132761201581732112623003394726891102160117311868204522980
0000001201581732112623003394726891102160117311868204500
0000001371601842272803023745347821330164317751915212700
1927 1C MS S Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3361220721151711792122653204505397931333275439844239450649565440
3481537861341741902302833634806249731807316440694328465651170
0000001341741902302833634806249731807316440694328465600
00000015217620124730240750970811532280357441544417480600
1927 1C MS S Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66916248112718619423028834856379312712368521255225846618367527358
671119439614718920624930842064095216373316531556305958637369540
00000014718920624930842064095216373316531556305958637300
000000166191218269328491716111220024264541957386071656200
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1558
Owner: coppermania
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 874
Owner: Just coins
 
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