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1920-S ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 2528, 2529, 2530

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 46,220,000
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 example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.

The finest Red examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-65RD's.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65, Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4135, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 88, unsold

NGC MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1283, sold for $437.00

PCGS graded MS-64 Red.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 1402, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "ůStruck from worn dies with the mintmark and some other peripheral devices drawn a bit towards the edge (showing the metal flow from the striking pressure). Only 46 million struck and nearly impossible to find in full gem condition, as most are poorly struck and not this well preserved. Few marks can be located, even with a strong glass, and this could easily be a grade better.", sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6710, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 89, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7710, not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS MS-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8612, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00  From the Mike Hughes Collection

MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5487, not illustrated, sold for $891.25

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