1970-S 1C Small Date, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS67RD

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS67RD

PCGS MS67RD

PCGS #:
2935
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
693,192,814
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade
8 MS66RD PCGS grade
8 MS66RD PCGS grade
8 MS66RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#1 MS67RD PCGS grade
#8 MS66RD PCGS grade
#8 MS66RD PCGS grade
#8 MS66RD PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1970-S Cents are found with either a Small Date or a Large Date. Both varieties are common, but collectors like to have one of each. To tell the two varieties apart, draw an imaginary line that connects the top of the 9 and the 0 of the date and another connecting the bottom of the 1 and the bottom of the 0. On the Large Date, the top of the 7 will be below the top line and the tip of the 7 will below the lower line. On the Small Date, the top of the 7 appears to touch the top line and will not go below the lower line. Both varieties are readily available in Mint State, though only a few have been certified at the MS67 level and none have been graded higher.

Rick Snow offered a great tip for telling the two varieties apart: the word LIBERTY is weak on the Small Date but strong on the Large Date.