Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 191,550,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Zinc Coated Steel
Weight: 2.7000g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1943 S 1C MS obverse 1943 S 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Of the three steel cent issues, the San Francisco Mint edition is slightly scarcer than the others, but it is certainly not rare. Collectors should use care in selecting just the right coin, as steel cents had striking issues that were seemingly unique to this composition. Among the problem areas is the final numeral of the date, which is often weak or even filled in altogether.

A bold doubled-die obverse variety is recognized under NGC's VarietyPlus Service. Doubling is most evident at the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/27/2019

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1943 S 1C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.10 0.15 0.35 0.55 0.75 1.05 1.25 1.50 2.00 3.75 4.25 5.50 11.00 20.00 30.00 58.00 245 4800 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 100.00 700 7000
1943 S 1C MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.40 8.80 13.50 47.50 210 2750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10534
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
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: 10/8/2019 1943 S 1C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1131-43-1115124825804982256353--10502
---------------216369---63
-----------------5591--65
----------------1-----1
Total----1131-43-1115125025975023263154--10631
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %-0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %2 %24 %47 %25 %1 %-- 
1943 S 1C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------115169---32
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total--------------115179---33
 --------------3 %3 %15 %52 %27 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/3/2001 PCGS MS 68   Teletrade Auction 1478, 1478/Lot# 1058 $1,134.00
7/16/2005 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65074, 65074/Lot# 24103 $57.00
9/20/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 179, 185/Lot# 5021 $32.20
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 68   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 357 $1,782.50
2/22/2013 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6724 $95.18
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 163189 $188.10
4/6/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 178116 $44.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 1C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333661212204185123255586350638814285
3333333346812152756981673651559363140160
0000003346812152756981673651559363100
000000335610121734701102114762533375600
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 3506
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 586
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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