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

1917-S 1C, RD (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD

PCGS MS65RD
PCGS #:
2503
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
Victor David Brenner
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
32,620,000
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Auction Record:
$36,800 • PCGS MS65 • 8-4-2007 • Bowers & Merena
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 400 R-6.2 4 / 143 4 / 146
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 4 / 143 4 / 146
65 or Better 70 R-8.3 8 / 143 TIE 8 / 146 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  
2 MS65RD PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1917-S Lincoln cent is one of the semi key dates in the wheat Lincoln Cent series. As it is, most San Francisco struck cents from the teens and twenties are very difficult to find in uncirculated grades and many times even in circulated grades.

In circulated grades the 1917-S becomes a bit difficult to find in XF condition and higher. In uncirculated grades most examples range from MS60-64 with possibly just under 1,000 examples surviving in these grade ranges. It will require a lot of searching and several hundred dollars to acquire an example in MS60-MS64condition. Examples in MS65 condition are considered elusive as there are probably about 50 examples in this grade only, with very few being finer. In MS66 condition it is considered very scarce as of 2011 PCGS has only graded one lone example in MS66 condition.