Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 92,360,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1941 S 1C MS obverse 1941 S 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Due to the usual hoarding of rolls at the time of issue, 1941-S cents are plentiful in all grades through fully red gem. Many, however, were coined from very worn dies showing obvious signs of erosion. Collectors should seek those fully struck from fresh dies.

The S mintmark punch is use since 1917 was showing signs of filling, and the Philadelphia Mint's Engraving Department furnished a new one of large size and completely different style. This debuted on a minority of the 1941-S cents through quarter dollars (half dollars transitioned the following year). 1941-S cents having the Large S are not truly rare, but they are scarce in top grades and bring a premium. The example illustrated has the normal, Small S of 1917-40.

The coining of 1941-S cents was suspended from February through July, perhaps due again to the recurring problem of its fiscal year appropriation running out prematurely at a time of great coinage demand.

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Last Updated: 7/12/2020

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1941 S 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.05 0.20 0.40 0.70 0.85 1.25 1.35 1.50 2.00 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.75 4.75 10.00 17.00 27.50 - - -
1941 S 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3.00 3.35 3.85 5.75 9.00 16.00 23.50 47.50 - - -
1941 S 1C MS RD
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 7.00 11.00 14.00 40.00 210 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 47.00 1500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2865
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1941 S 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----7121211----43343---59
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Total----7121211----43343---59
 ----12%2%3%2%3%2%2%----7%56%7%5%--- 
1941 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------111828356---89
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Total-------------111828356---89
 -------------1%1%20%31%39%7%--- 
1941 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1334223144810061--2716
----------------1-----1
-----------------29---11
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Total-------------1334224145010151--2728
 -------------0%0%1%8%53%37%0%-- 
1941 S 1C MS RDP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 S 1C MS BN
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Base3333333336699912163767115131163186
33333333467991013234783120142171195
0000003346799101323478312014200
0000003356899111530579912615200
1941 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333366991220326398194220265320
3333333346791015244275130203235283336
000000334679101524427513020323500
000000335689111728538616221125000
1941 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333669912121624541151637257989231066
33333346791012131934741313507498409711119
000000467910121319347413135074984000
000000568911121521449514753877488100
1941 S 1C MS RDP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333399121216162028591271797728569901138
33333359101213161723388214437780090110391195
00000059101213161723388214437780090100
000000791112151619254910416257482894500
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 749
Owner: Chucker
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 749
Owner: KKM
 
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