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1908-S One Cent Repunched Mintmark, FS-501, S-1

1908-S One Cent Repunched Mintmark, FS-501, S-1

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 285861)

The 1908-S One Cent is part of a series of Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze) coins struck from 1864-1909. The specific variety is Repunched Mintmark. Struck in San Francisco and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin from a mintage of 1,115,000 struck.
Only beaten by the 1877 and 1909-S in low mintage numbers as this Indian Cent had just over 1.1 million produced in 1908 San Francisco. Scarcity begins in the AU range and continues through Mint State. Brown coins are accessible with increasing value by grade and color. Red gems are incredibly desirable and rare.
Obverse: A portrait bearing the likeness of a Native American in full headdress framed by the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery. The date is centered at the bottom under the portrait.
Reverse: The reverse bears the denomination of ONE CENT in the center surrounded by a wreath bearing a ribbon with arrows tied in at the bottom center. The 'S' minmark is positioned at the bottom under the ribbon.

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GSID: 285861
Coin Date: 1908-S
Denomination: 1c / One Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,115,000
Coinage Type: Indian Head, Shield Reverse (Bronze)
Coinage Years: 1864-1909
Composition: 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
Variety: Repunched Mintmark
Variety 2: FS-501, S-1
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 3.11 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1908
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: ONE CENT, S
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 412811
NGC ID: 2296

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