1918-S 1C, RD MS (PCGS# 2512)

2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1172

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3188
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $9,200.00
Lot Description
1918-S 1C MS65 Red PCGS. The typical Mint State 1918-S cent is Brown or Red and Brown, with poorly struck design elements. David Lange, in The Complete Guide to Lincoln Cents, states that "any fully red coin is a rarity, while fully red and fully struck gems are extremely rare." Only 200 or so Uncirculated 1918-S cents have been assigned the fully Red status by PCGS and NGC, but precious few of them are at the Gem level. The present Red Gem exhibits a better-than-average strike; the only noticeable softness appears on the lower right side of the right wheat stalk. Lustrous orange-gold color dominates minimally abraded surfaces. Some light toning spots are scattered over each side. Population: 15 in 65 Red, 0 finer (5/12).
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