Coins Certified as of 1/20

My Coin #21024650

1974-S 1C, RD MS66RD

PCGS#: 2978

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1974-S Lincoln Cent is common in circulated grades all the way up to MS64 condition. Examples in MS65 are a little more difficult to come by but with proper searching, they can still be found in rolls or mint sets. In MS66 condition it is an underrated coin as less than 200 examples have graded MS66 or better. Most Memorial cents have over 300 examples that have been found in MS66 condition or higher but the 1974-S is one of the dates in the series that has a much smaller amount of coins MS66 condition. Examples in MS67 are even scarcer and probably no more than two dozen examples exist in this condition or higher.   


Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro Edge: Plain
Mintage: 412,039,228 Weight: 3.11 grams Metal Content: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 61,805,884 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 61,805,884 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
65 or Better 6,180,588 R-1.0 15 / 48 TIE 48 / 95 TIE