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1911-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2447, 2448, 2449

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,026,000
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 30 MS-64BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 43 MS-65RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-66RD's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 355, "Purchased from the Wentworth Exchange Sale, October 1993, Lot 47", $1,380.00

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8584, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  From the Mike Hughes Collection

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6688, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

MS-64 Red, Questionable Color.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5152, $333.50

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 1369, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…This one is a bit dull in color, but does have rose and sunset hues around the edges. Boldly struck, and well worth a close look.", $345.00

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1370, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…This one may have been cleaned long ago, but now retoned with delicate rose tones and sunset golds. Another scarce early mint marked Lincoln in high grade.", $184.00

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