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1979-S ONE CENT

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 
3,677,175

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 Proof Deep Cameo "Type 1" example graded by PCGS are 19 PRDC-70's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo "Type 2" example graded by PCGS are 23 PRDC-70's.

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