1916-S 1C, RD MS64RD Certification #84289348, PCGS #2494

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
2494
Designer
Victor David Brenner
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
22510000
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
36
Pop Lower
24
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 14 / 143 14 / 146
All Grades 700 R-5.6 14 / 143 14 / 146
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 14 / 143 14 / 146
65 or Better 700
All Grades 700
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-5.6
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 14 / 143
All Grades 14 / 143
60 or Better 14 / 143
65 or Better 14 / 146
All Grades 14 / 146
60 or Better 14 / 146

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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