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1912-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2456, 2457, 2458

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,431,000
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 3 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 31 MS-65RD's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8587, not illustrated, sold for $1,955.00  From the Mike Hughes Collection

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 357  From the sale of the James D. Brilliant and William R. Sieck Collections, January, 1992, Lot 2342, sold for $575.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7678, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

NGC MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6692, not illustrated, sold for $425.50

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1269, sold for $299.00

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 186, not plated, sold for $178.25

ANACS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7677, not illustrated, sold for $132.25

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1373, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Probably cleaned in the distant past as the color is a bit brassy. Nice luster remains, and the fields and surfaces show very few handling marks. Well struck on the devices, save for minor weakness on the lower portions of AM in AMERICA, which is opposite Lincoln's head. Spot-free and very appealing.", sold for $287.00

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