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1970-S ONE CENT

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 690,560,004
Proofs: 
2,632,810

Designer: Obverse by Victor David Brenner; reverse by Frank Gasparro

Diameter: 19 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 95%
Tin and Zinc - 5%

Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the date

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Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63BN.

The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RB.

The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Red examples graded by PCGS are 11 MS-67RD's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58BN.  

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63RB.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Red examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-67RD's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64BN.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RB's.

The finest Uncirculated "Doubled Die" Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66RD's.

The finest Proof "Large Date" Red examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-70RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo "Large Date" examples graded by PCGS are 5 PRCA-69's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo "Large Date" examples graded by PCGS are 33 PRDC-69's.

The finest Proof "Small Date" Red examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-68RD's.

The finest Proof Cameo "Small Date" examples graded by PCGS are 11 PRCA-68's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo "Small Date" examples graded by PCGS are 11 PRDC-68's. 

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service