1943-S 1C (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

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PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS #:
2717
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
191,550,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
Zinc-coated Steel
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 19,000,000 R-1.0 2 / 4 TIE 2 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 40,000 R-2.6 2 / 4 TIE 2 / 4 TIE
65 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 2 / 4 2 / 4
Survival Estimate
All Grades 19,000,000
60 or Better 40,000
65 or Better 20,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-2.6
65 or Better R-2.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 4 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 4
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 4 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 4

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1943-S Lincoln Cent represents the San Francisco version of the zinc-coated steel Cents issued by the U.S. government as a replacement for the bronze versions used up until that date. Demand for copper escalated in World War II because of its use in weapons and assorted other items necessary to prosecute the war effectively. Over 100 million 1943-S Steel Cents were struck, making them very common today. Apparently, collectors saved many thousands of Mint State examples, as evidenced by the large number of certified examples in the MS66 and MS67 grades. In MS68, this date is scarce, but not rare, and collectors have ample opportunities to obtain an example in this grade, something that is not possible with other dates in the series.