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1917-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2501, 2502, 2503

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 32,620,000
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 example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 23 MS-65RB's.

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8603, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00   From the Mike Hughes Collection

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7697, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5934, not plated, sold for $776.25

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7698, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

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 1391, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…This one possesses the typical San Francisco weakness and is struck from worn dies. Rim crumbling is noted around the left obverse, and the peripheral lettering lacks crispness on the obverse. The reverse is better struck, with a fresher die apparently, and exhibits not weakness. Traces of an old fingerprint on the right obverse. Only a hint of toning on both sides, and highly desirable.", sold for $437.00

MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5447, not plated, unsold

MS-63 Red and Brown Questionable Color.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6674, not illustrated, not sold

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