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.

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

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/18/2020

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1945 S 1C MS BN
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Base $ 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.30 0.40 1.20 2.20 4.25 10.00 14.00 25.00 - - -
$ 0.05 0.05 0.05 - - - - - - - - - - -
1945 S 1C MS RB
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3.50 6.00 12.50 16.50 35.00 - - -
1945 S 1C MS RD
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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: 5379
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: 5/4/2021 1945 S 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----321--1---1-1231---15
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Total----321--1---1-1231---15
 ----20%13%7%--7%---7%-7%13%20%7%--- 
1945 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2212409699---251
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Total-------------2212409699---251
 -------------1%1%5%16%38%39%--- 
1945 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------29338303517074--5113
-----------------1----1
-----------------1416---30
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Total---------------29338305017234--5144
 ---------------1%7%59%33%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 S 1C MS BN
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Base6666666666666666203276348785861
666666666666666112447167494810904
00000066666666611244716749400
00000066666666615286125763900
1945 S 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336612205067143163201248
3333333333346815305692150176217260
000000333334681530569215017600
00000033333561017406111815618800
1945 S 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366204176135423471558655
333333333334611275396231439500590688
00000033333461127539623143950000
000000333335615346411532745552900
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Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 439
Owner: KKM
 
Grade: MS 67 RD
Points: 423
Owner: ABK
 
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