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1915 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2477, 2478, 2479, 3321, 3322, 3323

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 29,090,970
Proofs: 
1,150

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters

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

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the date

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 15 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68RD.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 10 PR-66RB's.

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67RD's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4129, illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 326, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 366, sold for $690.00

Proof-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 367, sold for $368.00    From Stack's sale of the Starr Collection, October 1992, Lot 1023

Proof-64 Red and Brown Matte.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1425

PCGS MS-67 Red.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 368, sold for $4,830.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 80, sold for $2,530.00

NGC MS-66 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1278, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7688, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8594, not illustrated, sold for $1,726.15  From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 81, sold for $218.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated with strong consideration for the next grade.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 230, not plated, sold for $414.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1382, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Sharply struck and very well preserved. The only complaint are tiny flecks of toning which are only visible with a glass, some on both sides.", sold for $132.00

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