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1917 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2495, 2496, 2497, 92495, 92496, 92497

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 196,429,785
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: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the date

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

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

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-68RD's.

The finest "Doubled Die" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63BN.

The finest "Doubled Die" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64RB's.

The finest "Doubled Die" Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67RD's.

Recent appearances:
ICG MS-67 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 333, not illustrated, sold for $633.00

PCGS MS-66 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8600, not illustrated, sold for $517.50  From the Mike Hughes Collection

PCGS MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4132, "Doubled Die Obverse", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7695, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

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 1389, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Full red on the obverse, with traces of a fingerprint on the right side, the reverse with an arc of peripheral toning on the upper portion. Sharp throughout and exceptional quality.", sold for $34.00

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8601, "Doubled Die", illustrated, sold for $3,461.50   From the Mike Hughes Collection

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