Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 24,286,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1930 S 1C MS obverse 1930 S 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1930-S cents are common across all grades, and even fully red gems are plentiful. Many of these coins, such as the one illustrated, may exhibit moderate die erosion, and these should be avoided. Sharp pieces may be found with a bit of searching. This is another issue that was not released in its entirely until a few years after minting, and it helped to launch the BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) roll market that so dominated the popular hobby for the next several decades.

Several minor varieties are known for 1930-S, but the best one is listed at left.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1930 S 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.25 0.35 0.35 1.25 1.75 6.50 7.00 7.50 8.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 15.00 20.00 35.00 70.00 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 42.00 85.00 - -
1930 S 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 13.50 16.50 19.00 36.00 57.00 110 - - - -
1930 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 27.00 47.50 135 600 11500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 150 3250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1824
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1930 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--123211--1--4122281----58
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Total--123211--1--4122281----58
 --2 %3 %5 %3 %2 %2 %--2 %--7 %21 %38 %14 %2 %---- 
1930 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------731140145231---347
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-----------------2----2
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Total-------------731140145251---349
 -------------2 %9 %40 %42 %7 %0 %--- 
1930 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1018684035825---1419
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---------------1-1----2
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Total--------------1018784035925---1421
 --------------1 %13 %59 %25 %2 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/4/1998 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1046, 1046/Lot# 1057 $81.75
12/30/2003 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24011, 24011/Lot# 11059 $189.75
5/22/2006 NGC MS 65   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 88, 93/Lot# 29 $63.25
9/13/2011 NGC MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 2439 $184.00
9/15/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131339/Lot# 20027 $74.00
10/6/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 119762 $20.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131427/Lot# 22011 $84.00
1/18/2015 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131504/Lot# 27887 $190.35


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1930 1C MS S Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333612202024283741455981143272308345412489
3333481520212531384250661021862843203674380
00000015202125313842506610218628432036700
00000017202327344044547412222929633339000
1930 1C MS S Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333669162424283241546776131201395442489579680
33467111924252935455870941542664114585196130
00000019242529354558709415426641145851900
000000212427313850637311317833042647354900
1930 1C MS S Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6669912202828323745598911120139512717138752981868884
66791015232829344050699614126668732277268774884190
000000232829344050699614126668732277268774800
0000002528313542547910417133097951827399796700
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 7138
Owner: Albert Huber
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 7138
Owner: KKM
 
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