We are pleased to offer for sale this 1970-S Lincoln Memorial Cent Small Date coin graded and encapsulated as MS-64 RD (Red) by PCGS. This rare mint variety is known as "Small Date" or "High 7". 690,560,004 of the 1970-S Lincoln Cents were minted at the San Francisco (S) Mint however it is unknown how many were of this rare "Small Date High 7" variety.
This Lincoln Memorial Cent is a Copper Alloy variety (1959-1982) made of .950 copper and .050 zinc. The Lincoln Memorial Cents weigh 3.11 grams and have a diameter of 19mm. This Lincoln Cent is of great worth and value to the collector who needs to fill a hole in their Lincoln Penny set. We offer an incredible selection of PCGS and NGC certified Cents!
Don't miss out on this rare 1970-S Lincoln Memorial Cent Small Date in PCGS MS 64 RD at this low price!
How can you tell the difference between a Large Date and a Small Date 1970-S Lincoln Cent? The differences between the two are very minor and sometimes difficult to pick out. According to the book 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins *, there are attribution clues that make it possible to identify the two varieties with accuracy:
First, look at the position of the 7. On the Small Date, the 7 is aligned with the tops of the 9 and 0. On the Large Date, the 7 is lower than the tops of the 9 and 0. This is also why the 1970-S Small Date is referred to as a "High 7".
Next, look at the word LIBERTY. On the Small Date, the word LIBERTY is usually unclear and muffled. On the Large Date, LIBERTY is crisp and clear.