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SERIES: Lincoln Cents 1909-1958
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1910-S 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS62BN
PCGS #:
2438
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
6,045,000
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$748 • PCGS MS65 • 3-1-2009 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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All Grades 600,000 R-1.5 18 / 143 TIE 21 / 146 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 49 / 143 TIE 51 / 146 TIE
65 or Better 1,200 R-4.9 48 / 143 TIE 48 / 146 TIE
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David Hall: The 1910-S has long been considered a semi-key date in circulated grades, as have all 1909-1915 S-Mint Lincolns. The mintages of these earliest Lincoln cent S-Mints is considerably lower (with the exception of the key date 1914-D) than all of the Denver and Philadelphia issues. In circulated grades, the1910-S is about the equal of the 1913-S, and those two are the easiest of the 1909-1915 S-Mints to find in circulated grades.

In Gem full red MS65 or better condition, the 1910-S is far more plentiful than any of the other early S-Mints, though it is relatively scarce. In fact, you have to go all the way to 1930 to find a S-Mint that's easier to find in Gem condition than the 1910-S. This issue is usually found with a decent strike. The color on original coins is often more light reddish-brown than "red-red."