1974-S 1C, RD MS66RD Certification #21418457, PCGS #2978

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1974-S Lincoln Cent is common in circulated grades all the way up to MS64 condition. Examples in MS65 are a little more difficult to come by but with proper searching, they can still be found in rolls or mint sets. In MS66 condition it is an underrated coin as less than 200 examples have graded MS66 or better. Most Memorial cents have over 300 examples that have been found in MS66 condition or higher but the 1974-S is one of the dates in the series that has a much smaller amount of coins MS66 condition. Examples in MS67 are even scarcer and probably no more than two dozen examples exist in this condition or higher.   

 

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Plain
Mintage
412039228
Weight
3.11 grams
Metal Content
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
52
Pop Lower
523
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 61805884 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
All Grades 61805884 R-1.0 10 / 48 TIE 11 / 95 TIE
60 or Better 6180588 R-1.0 15 / 48 TIE 48 / 95 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade
1 MS67RD PCGS grade MS67RD PCGS grade