1916-S 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS65+RD

PCGS MS65+RD

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PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS #:
2494
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
22,510,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 700 R-5.6 14 / 143 14 / 146
60 or Better 700 R-5.6 14 / 143 14 / 146
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 14 / 143 14 / 146
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 700
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 143
60 or Better 14 / 143
65 or Better 14 / 143
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 146
60 or Better 14 / 146
65 or Better 14 / 146

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1916-S Lincoln Cent is considered a semi key date from Lincoln cents struck for circulation from 1909 - 1928, specifically for the S mintmark cents. The 1916-S appears to be one of the scarcer non-key dates struck at the San Francisco Mint in Uncirculated condition.

In 1916, the mintage of San Francisco cents dramatically increased atleast five fold from the previous year. However, the 1916-S Lincoln Cent is still scarcer than many of the earlier teen San Francisco struck cents, despite several of them having mintages lower than 5 million.

MS63: Based off Population Reports data, my conclusion is that about 250 coins exist in this grade. Of the 250 total estimate, approximately 100 of them may be mostly Brown in color. Approximately 120 are Red Brown in color and there may only be about 30 or so displaying Full Red surfaces.

MS64: Based off Population Reports data, my conclusion is that about 500 coins exist in this grade. Of the 500 total estimate, approximately 110 of them may be mostly Brown in color. Approximately 240 are Red Brown in color and there may only be about 150 or so displaying Full Red surfaces.

MS65: This is the highest known grade for this coin. Based off Population Reports data, my conclusion is that about 110 coins exist in this grade. Of the 110 total estimate, approximately 20 of them may be mostly Brown in color. Approximately 50 are Red Brown in color and there may only be about 40 or so displaying Full Red surfaces.