CDN Values for: 1926-S 1c MS BN

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Catalog Details

Ask a panel of coin collectors what the rarest regular-issue, non-variety Lincoln cent is, and assuredly many, perhaps even most, would spit out a reference to the 1909-S VDB. But ask a group of veteran Lincoln cent collectors what the rarest Lincoln penny is, and one will probably hear at least a few collectors reply with a word or two about the 1926-S Lincoln cent. The 1926-S Lincoln cent has long been one of the toughest coins to find in top Mint State grades, especially with a strong strike and clean surfaces.

The 1926-S Lincoln cent is not a rare bird in the circulated grades. Pricey? Yes, even in worn grades, the 1926-S penny runs a bit higher grade for grade in terms of price than many of its S-mint contemporaries. Yet, even in Brown grades this coin is extremely tough at any uncirculated level. It pays to buy a choice specimen whenever possible, avoiding weakly struck examples.
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Coin Date: 1926-S
Denom: 1c / Cent
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,550,000
Coinage Type: Lincoln, Wheat reverse (Bronze)
Coinage Years: 1909-1958
Composition: 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 3.11 gr
Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Edge: Plain
Catalog #: 2573
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