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1918-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2510, 2511, 2512

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 34,680,000
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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

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

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 12 MS-65RB's.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 14 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 8606, illustrated, sold for $4,255.00   From the Mike Hughes Collection

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6706, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7700, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

PCGS graded MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1396, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "…Blazing original red in color and with nary a mark to be found. Well struck for the date, with a touch of weakness on the last T of TRUST. One of 51 so graded, with just 14 graded higher in full Red, according to a recent PCGS Population Report. Scarce and desirable this nice.", sold for $2,760.00

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