Coin Specifications

Category: Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse (1909-1958)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 191,550,000
Catalog: KM-132a
Obverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Reverse Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: Zinc Coated Steel
Weight: 2.70g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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. The example illustrated, while sharp at its centers, reveals weakness at the word WE and the rim opposite it on the reverse.

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

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Last Updated: 6/25/2015

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1943 S 1C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.10 0.15 0.35 0.55 0.75 1.05 1.25 1.50 1.85 4.25 5.50 11.00 21.00 30.00 65.00 185 4150 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6886
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 68   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 961 $1,495.00
12/13/2010 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2977, 2977/Lot# 1889 $92.00
7/24/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131131/Lot# 24037 $56.00
3/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6006 $4,553.13
4/20/2014 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 732 $160.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 178055 $80.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 S 1C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333661212204185123255563386828193016
3333333346812152756981673581665386828850
0000003346812152756981673581665386800
000000335610121734701102114602766386800
1943 S 1C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333336246789186426197622233137
3333333333334123874121266942205825270
0000003333334123874121266942205800
00000033333351852811533461459214000
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 3868
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 563
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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