1943-S 1C MS65 Certification #18084915, PCGS #2717

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1943-S Lincoln Cent represents the San Francisco version of the zinc-coated steel Cents issued by the U.S. government as a replacement for the bronze versions used up until that date.  Demand for copper escalated in World War II because of its use in weapons and assorted other items necessary to prosecute the war effectively.  Over 100 million 1943-S Steel Cents were struck, making them very common today.  Apparently, collectors saved many thousands of Mint State examples, as evidenced by the large number of certified examples in the MS66 and MS67 grades.  In MS68, this date is scarce, but not rare, and collectors have ample opportunities to obtain an example in this grade, something that is not possible with other dates in the series.

PCGS #
2717
Designer
Victor David Brenner
Edge
Plain
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
2.70 grams
Mintage
191550000
Metal
Zinc-coated Steel
Pop Higher
7932
Pop Lower
991
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 19000000 R-1.0 2 / 4 TIE 2 / 4 TIE
All Grades 40000 R-2.6 2 / 4 TIE 2 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 20000 R-2.8 2 / 4 2 / 4
65 or Better 19000000
All Grades 40000
60 or Better 20000
65 or Better R-1.0
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better 2 / 4 TIE
All Grades 2 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 4
65 or Better 2 / 4 TIE
All Grades 2 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 4

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade