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1931-S 1 Cent Lincoln BU
Only a few remaining of a scarce hoard -- The 1931 S Lincoln Wheat Cent
The Wheat Cent was one of the most popular versions of the One Cent coin, characterized by mintages in the tens of millions. In 1931, however, that would change. Nearly the entire issue of Lincoln Wheat Cent from the San Francisco Mint--a paltry 866,000 pieces--were struck early in the year…then mintage stopped. This made this the second lowest mintage of all Wheat Cent Lincoln coins struck from 1909-1959….and a date/mintmark that is missing in many collections. Most of those coins weren’t even released until 1935, and were highly prized by collectors, if they could be found at all.
The Wheat Cent has a long and storied history. First minted in 1909, the imagery of the coin was chosen by President Theodore Roosevelt, who commissioned sculptor Victor D. Brenner to adapt a plaque he’d made of President Lincoln for the coin. The coin was released to honor the 100th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birthday…and the same Brenner image remains on US one cent coins today.
Not all pennies are created equal though--and the 1931-S Lincoln Wheat Cent is exceptionally rare. You can get yours today, through GovMint.com.
A key date for an American Icon: 1931
The 1931-S Lincoln Wheat Cent, minted in 95% copper at the San Francisco Mint, is one of the most highly collectible coins of that fabled series. It weighs 3.11 grams and is 19 mm in diameter.
- A COIN THAT HONORED ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST BELOVED PRESIDENTS-- The 1931-S Lincoln Cent was based on Brenner’s original plaque design, which he’d created with the inspiration of photographs of the president from the 1860s. The coin’s obverse depicts a right-facing profile of Abraham Lincoln, gazing calmly into the distance. The inscription is the equally famed "IN GOD WE TRUST," a motto first used on the U.S. cent with the creation of the Lincoln cent. Also on the obverse is the inscription "LIBERTY," the date "1931," and the mint mark "S" for the San Francisco Mint. The reverse features a set of wheat sheaves to the left and right of the inscriptions, which include "ONE CENT," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
- STARTLINGLY BRIGHT, NEARLY 100 YEARS LATER-- Your coin is certified in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) Condition, a grade assigned to coins with virtually no wear. Though there may be some marks or toning on the coin, the eye appeal remains high.
- A MISSING DATE IN MANY COLLECTIONS, BUT NOT YOURS! -- The 1931-S Lincoln Wheat Cent can be hard to find, but GovMint.com recently obtained a selection of only 49 pieces of this remarkable coin. Now you can complete your collection with this extremely rare coin.
Whether you are a fan of history, Lincoln, rare coins--or simply want to complete your Wheat Cent collection, the 1931-S Lincoln Cent in Brilliant Uncirculated condition is a must have. You can get yours by contacting GovMint.com…if you act fast!
|Year of Issue||1931|
|Mint Name||San Francisco - S, U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||3.11 Grams - g|