1912-S 1C, BN XF45BN

CERTIFICATION#: 14900012
PCGS#: 2456

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1912-S, like all early S-mint Lincolns, is a scarce semi-key date in all grades. It is rare in mint state and very rare in gem full red condition. The strike can be somewhat soft. Interestingly, the color on the 1911 to 1915 S-mints is usually quite light. It has been speculated that an off-alloy was in use in San Francisco during those years. So the color on gems is light. I have never seen a 1912-S Lincoln cent that I would grade MS66RD.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: Victor David Brenner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 4,431,000 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
4
20
2
6
22
5
8
23
13
12
26
26
45+
95
50+
115
53+
125
55+
140
58+
190
1
61
215
2
62+
240
63+
310
64+
450
65+
950
66
1,350
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400,000 R-1.7 13 / 143 TIE 16 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 1,200 R-4.9 12 / 143 TIE 14 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 24 / 143 TIE 24 / 146 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade