Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 181,770,000
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Brass
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1945 S 1C MS obverse 1945 S 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The production of cents at San Francisco in 1945 fell by 100 million pieces from 1944, and this was due to the previous year's success in supplanting the despised steel cents. The coining of cents was actually suspended at San Francisco from August 1944 through March 1945, as this facility concentrated on coinage for the Philippines and various foreign nations.

This issue was widely hoarded by the roll when new, and gem specimens thus remain plentiful today. Even so, the example illustrated reveals some problems frequently seen with 1945-S cents, specifically spotting and poor strikes.

Few varieties of general interest are known for this coin, despite its high mintage. The numerous repunched mintmarks typically are quite minor.

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Last Updated: 8/20/2014

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1945 S 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.17 0.20 0.35 0.40 1.20 2.20 4.25 10.00 14.00 25.00 - - -
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1945 S 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.50 6.00 12.50 16.50 35.00 - - -
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1945 S 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.50 15.00 35.00 100.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 1350 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4803
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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7/9/2006 PCGS MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66073, 66073/Lot# 23112 $80.50
6/3/2008 NGC MS 67   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28062, 28062/Lot# 22118 $54.00
7/8/2008 NGC MS 66   Red Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28073, 28073/Lot# 23092 $15.00
2/21/2011 NGC MS 67   Red Teletrade Auction 3018, 3018/Lot# 1115 $109.25
1/5/2012 NGC MS 67   Red David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 651, 658/Lot# 8055 $80.50
7/10/2012 NGC MS 67   Red Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - US and World Lots - Internet Only Sessions, 174/Lot# 13060 $64.63
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   Red GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 159488 $35.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 1C MS S Brown
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
6666666666666661124471674948100
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1945 1C MS S Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336612205067143163201248
33333333333468153056921501762170
000000333334681530569215017600
00000033333561017406111815618800
1945 1C MS S Red
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Base33333333333366204176135423471558655
3333333333346112753962314395005900
00000033333461127539623143950000
000000333335615346411532745552900
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: asdfgh
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: Big Tiger
 
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