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SERIES: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1970-S 1C Small Date, RD (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67RD

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PCGS MS67RD
PCGS #:
2935
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Weight:
3.11 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
693,192,814
Metal Content:
95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Auction Record:
$2,464 • NGC MS67 • 6-23-2008 • David Lawrence RC
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
1 MS67RD PCGS grade  
8 MS66RD PCGS grade
8 MS66RD PCGS grade  
8 MS66RD PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: 1970-S Cents are found with either a Small Date or a Large Date.  Both varieties are common, but collectors like to have one of each.  To tell the two varieties apart, draw an imaginary line that connects the top of the 9 and the 0 of the date and another connecting the bottom of the 1 and the bottom of the 0.  On the Large Date, the top of the 7 will be below the top line and the tip of the 7 will below the lower line.  On the Small Date, the top of the 7 appears to touch the top line and will not go below the lower line.  Both varieties are readily available in Mint State, though only a few have been certified at the MS67 level and none have been graded higher.

Rick Snow offered a great tip for telling the two varieties apart: the word LIBERTY is weak on the Small Date but strong on the Large Date.