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1915-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2483, 2484, 2485

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,833,000
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, CA) below the date

Notes:
The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-65RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66RD's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8596, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00   From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 329, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 180, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1279, sold for $437.00

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7692, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1280, sold for $575.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1384, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…This one is well struck and preserved, the only signs of weakness are on the right side, mostly on the edge of the right wheat ear. Lustrous and nearly a gem, with a few trivial flecks of toning visible with a glass. One of the better ones known of the date, certainly in the top 300.", sold for $310.00

NGC MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 330, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, and very nice for the grade.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 231, not plated, sold for $86.25

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