The Survival Estimate represents an average of one or more experts' opinions as to how many examples survive of a particular coin in three categories: 1) all grades, 2) 60 or better, and 3) 65 or better. These estimates are based on a variety of sources, including population reports, auction appearances, and personal knowledge. Survival estimates include coins that are raw, certified by PCGS, and certified by other grading services.
Numismatic Rarity converts the Survival Estimate for a particular coin into a number from 1 to 10 (with decimal increments) based on the PCGS Rarity Scale. The higher the number, the more rare the coin.
Relative Rarity By Type
Relative Rarity By Type ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Type. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
Relative Rarity By Series
Relative Rarity By Series ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Series. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
The 1924-S has always been a semi key date coin. The highest examples in existence are in MS65 grade with none higher.
Brown: In Brown, it ranks as the 7th toughest coin to find with the Brown designation in all grades combined.
Red Brown: In Red Brown, it becomes more easily obtainable and it ranks at about 14th position with the Red Brown designation in all grades combined.
Red: The 1924-S Lincoln cent ranks as the 7th toughest coin to find with the Red color designation in all grades combined.
MS65 Brown or Higher: In MS65 Brown or higher, it ranks as the 4th toughest from all the S mint mark cents minted from 1909 to 1929.
MS65 Red Brown or Higher: In uncirculated Red Brown condition it becomes the 9th most difficult to find in MS65 Red Brown or higher for all 1909 to 1929 San Francisco minted cents.
MS65 Red or Higher: The 1924-S Lincoln cent is also the second toughest date to find in MS65 Red or higher. Only the 1926-S is a tougher coin to find in MS65 Red or higher in the entire Lincoln cent series.
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