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1917-S 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS #:
2503
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
32,620,000
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Major Varieties

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#1 MS66RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
#2 MS65RD PCGS grade
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.