Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 29,130,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1936 S 1C MS obverse 1936 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Unlike the San Francisco Mint cents of a decade earlier, the 1936-S issue was well made and can be found in fully red gem condition from sharp dies. The example illustrated suffers only from the characteristic weakness at E PLUR and O(NE). This problem was not solved until 1984, when the Mint began hollowing out Lincoln's shoulder to balance metal flow, a fix that has been taken to ludicrous extreme in recent decades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2014

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1936 S 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.13 0.25 0.40 0.55 1.10 2.20 2.45 2.65 3.25 4.75 5.25 6.75 7.75 8.75 14.00 28.00 - - - -
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1936 S 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 7.00 7.75 8.75 11.00 20.00 65.00 - - - -
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1936 S 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 9.25 11.00 20.00 32.50 170 2800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 900 6350 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1358
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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6/2/2003 PCGS MS 66   Red Teletrade Auction 1733, 1733/Lot# 1033 $77.00
12/13/2004 NGC MS 66   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #21, 25/Lot# 28 $44.85
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 5315 $3,220.00
10/17/2006 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26104, 26104/Lot# 11044 $74.75
8/12/2009 PCGS MS 65   Red Teletrade Auction 2731, 2731/Lot# 2778 $103.50
3/3/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 103680 $137.50
10/10/2014 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14482 $881.25
5/10/2015 PCGS MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131520/Lot# 25390 $117.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 S 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1936 S 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333366991212202428324181255288323386461
3333467910121521252935541392663003444110
00000079101215212529355413926630034400
00000089111217232731386819727731136500
1936 S 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336991212161624283241811355512910311334573828
3334791012131619252935549927413372978322835810
0000001012131619252935549927413372978322800
00000011121516212731386811741221243045334200
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2910
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 2910
Owner: Coinbuf
 
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