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Obverse of 1909-S One Cent - Lincoln Head     Reverse of 1909-S One Cent - Lincoln Head


1909-S ONE CENT - LINCOLN
(see also 1909-S One Cent - Indian Head)

PCGS Nos: 2432, 2433, 2434, 92432, 92433, 92434

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,825,000
Proofs: 
0

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

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

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) below the date

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65BN's.  The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.  The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67RD's.

The finest "S/S" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62BN.  The finest "S/S" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-65RB's.  The finest "S/S" Red examples graded by PCGS are 24 MS-66RD's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2062, sold for $9,775.00

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 345, not plated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 67, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8578, illustrated, sold for $1,897.50   From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4116, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5927, not plated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 346, sold for $603.75

NGC MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1258, "S over S, FS-012.3", sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8579, "S over Horizontal S", illustrated, sold for $833.75   From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7666, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7665, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 178, not plated, sold for $161.00

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 68, sold for $195.50

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 311, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

NGC graded MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1359, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…A superb coin with saddle mint color and only a tiny speck or two on the reverse.", sold for $391.00

MS-63 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1360, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…With a few very minor fly specks on the reverse. Nice color and surfaces, and always in demand.", sold for $138.00

MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1361, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "S over horizontal S…This one has bright color, and may have been carefully cleaned in the past, as the red color does not look original. The rims are unusual too, and have an irregular shape. Free of spots and other detractions, take a look and see what you think.", sold for $391.00

MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1362, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "S over horizontal S…Blazing red throughout and well preserved with clean fields and devices. There appears to be a fingerprint on the lower obverse and upper reverse, but it is minor. Popular mintmark error.", sold for $310.00

PCGS graded MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1363, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "S over horizontal S…One of the very best of this variety, certainly in the top 75 known. Golden red in color, and boldly struck. The error mintmark is clearly visible with a glass. An important coin for the specialist.", sold for $391.00

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