Coins Certified as of 1/20

My Coin #03633056

1917-S 1C, RD MS65RD

PCGS#: 2503

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1917-S Lincoln cent is one of the semi key dates in the wheat Lincoln Cent series. As it is, most San Francisco struck cents from the teens and twenties are very difficult to find in uncirculated grades and many times even in circulated grades.

In circulated grades the 1917-S becomes a bit difficult to find in XF condition and higher. In uncirculated grades most examples range from MS60-64 with possibly just under 1,000 examples surviving in these grade ranges. It will require a lot of searching and several hundred dollars to acquire an example in MS60-MS64condition. Examples in MS65 condition are considered elusive as there are probably about 50 examples in this grade only, with very few being finer. In MS66 condition it is considered very scarce as of 2011 PCGS has only graded one lone example in MS66 condition.


Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: Victor David Brenner Edge: Plain
Mintage: 32,620,000 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 4 / 143 4 / 146
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 4 / 143 4 / 146
65 or Better 70 R-8.3 8 / 143 TIE 8 / 146 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade