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1910-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2438, 2439, 2440

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,045,000
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

Notes:
The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65BN's.

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

The finest Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 350, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7669, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7670, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8581, not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00  From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 176, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6682, not illustrated, sold for $333.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 71, sold for $333.50

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7668, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 181, not plated, sold for $92.00

MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1365, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Shiny and bright red throughout, this looks like it was minted today. Sharp on all devices and seldom found this nice.", sold for $333.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1366, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…With just a hint of toning starting to form, and possibly an old fingerprint faintly visible. Sharp and scarce in this grade. We can scarcely find a mark on this coin to account for the conservative grade.", sold for $207.00

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