1917-S 1C, RD MS65RD Certification #43166400, PCGS #2503

Expert Comments

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.

 

PCGS #
2503
Designer
Victor David Brenner
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
32620000
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
98
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 4 / 143 4 / 146
All Grades 400 R-6.2 4 / 143 4 / 146
60 or Better 70 R-8.3 8 / 143 TIE 8 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 400
All Grades 400
60 or Better 70
65 or Better R-6.2
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better 4 / 143
All Grades 4 / 143
60 or Better 8 / 143 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 146
All Grades 4 / 146
60 or Better 8 / 146 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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