1912-S 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
2456
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
4,431,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
#8 MS64BN PCGS grade
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.