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1908-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2232, 2233, 2234

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,115,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: James B. Longacre

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 3.11 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) below the bow of the wreath on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot
PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4102, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6640, not illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 59, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 291, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1359, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 170, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated Red.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 186, sold for $1,265.00

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1331, illustrated, sold for $1,897.00  From the Howard R. Newcomb collection of Indian Cents, purchased June 30, 1944 from J.G. Macallister

SEGS MS-65, Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1332, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

NGC MS-65, Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4103, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5472, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 251, "Repunched Mintmark, Snow-unlisted, Rarity-unassigned", illustrated, sold for $1092.50

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 60, sold for $920.00

NGC MS-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1233, sold for $437.00

MS-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 171, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5097, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 169, not plated,  sold for $195.50

ANACS AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 250, "Repunched Mintmark, Snow-1a, FND-001, RPM-1, Rarity-5", illustrated, sold for $172.50

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 170, not plated,  sold for $143.75

Choice AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 187, sold for $126.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 199, not plated, sold for $143.75

Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 292, not illustrated, sold for $40.00

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1333, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Lightly cleaned and starting to retone.", sold for $132.00

Notes:
The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 14 MS-64BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 25 MS-66RD's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October
2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service