1973 S lincoln penny

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Trailer king, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Trailer king

    Trailer king Member

    I found this 1973 S penny today. It's pretty nice. It has one blemish on the head of Lincoln! About center. Should I still send it in for grading. Any comments welcome. It is nicer in life then photo.

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  3. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Your photos are too bright and out of focus for a proper evaluation. IMO if a modern Lincoln cent can't get a minimum grade of MS67 it's not worth the cost of getting it graded. If you say there's a blemish on the head, I doubt it would grade MS67.
  4. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    That's a keeper for sure, but not worth to be graded by a TPG.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    As mentioned, it is not worth the cost of professional third-party grading. In fact, it's not worth very much at all, monetarily. Just a few cents.

    That being said, it is indeed a cool circulation find. Finding a 46-year-old cent that's still Brilliant Uncirculated is neat. Finding an S-mint coin in circulation is kind of fun, too.
  6. ken454

    ken454 Well-Known Member

    it would make a good start to filling a cent folder...
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's not worth much more than .01 cent.
    It's not going to be MS 68 it's not going to be worth $30-$50 to
    get a coin graded that's worth 1 cent.
    If you like this coin save it in a 2x2 coin flip.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a nice find for the age and condition but it's not worth much over face value. A great coin for a type set.
  9. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    You know that since you found it in circulation that it's not going to achieve any MS grading. At best it might be AU which will land you at $.01 value. Although it's nice to add to a penny cent folder, or placing it in a 2x2 coin flip holder, I wouldn't count on it ever receiving a value more than that.
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  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I have many a coin that i found in circulation that would grade MS.
    It's a great thought but not actually true.
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  12. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    Really? were you aware that Mint State needs to be uncirculated in order to qualify to become a MS grade? Here's a chart you might want to refer to as a reference guide. Sorry, but it is a physical impossibility to even find 1 coin that qualifies to be mint state in circulation. AU-59 is the highest grade you will ever find in circulation.
    Uncirculated MS-60, MS-61, MS-62
    Select or Choice Uncirculated MS-63
    Choice Uncirculated MS-63, MS-64
    Gem Uncirculated MS-65, MS-66
    Superb Gem Uncirculated MS-67, MS-68, MS-69
    Perfect Uncirculated MS-70
  13. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I know it can be confusing to most.
    MS is a condition and not related to how you got the coin. I know it would be hard to relate but it is true.
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  14. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    You can get MS coins in circulation. When the new quarters come out, I get some rolls from my credit union, they have been circulated and are mixed in with other quarters, but some are still in MS grade.
    There's really no AU 59 grade anymore.
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  15. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    I'd greatly appreciate if you'd explain to me and the audience on how you can find an uncirculated coin in circulation.
  16. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    It sure looks like minor signs of circulation on the reverse, too unfocused but sure obverse is similar. The old term "Slider" comes back to me~ circulated but slides by as MS when selling it.
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  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I already did. When I am looking for the latest ATB quarters, I go to my credit union and I get rolls of quarters. Some of the new coins are mixed in there. At times I have gotten full rolls of brand new coins. There might only be 1 or 2 acceptable ones in there, but they are MS. Yes they are lightly circulated and yes some of them are 100% MS grade coins. Full luster only 1 or 2 coin nicks. No scratches, no gouges etc. They are in the MS 64 65 area. Have you seen any MS 60 MS 61 coins? They look like crap and I only keep the very best for my quarter album. They are MS coins and they were found in circulation. The post above mine P and G also explains it.
    Here is a photo of some:
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  18. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Go to your local bank. Buy a new roll of any denomination. Take it home and crack the roll open. The entire roll is in mint state and yet there are considered circulated. It's easy.
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  19. MommaHenn

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  20. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Not a great photo. Let me try again. The Effigy Mounds may not be MS.
    Once in a while I have trouble getting an acceptable coin, and I have been
    lucky and been able to replace coins at a later date that is in better condition.
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  21. HaleiwaHI

    HaleiwaHI Active Member

    Were you aware that an MS coin has never even been touched by human hands?
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