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.   

 

PCGS #
2978
Designer
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
3.11 grams
Mintage
412039228
Metal
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Pop Higher
42
Pop Lower
530
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
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 #1 MS67RD PCGS grade