1923-S Cent Lovely Toned MS64BN PCGS, Ex: ‘Abe’s Coloring Book’. Fans of toned Lincoln Wheat cents acknowledge the 1923-S as generally the most difficult issue in the early series (the late-date, common P-mints are another story entirely!) to encounter with pretty color. This near-Gem 1923-S breaks all the rules, gorgeous patina over well-struck surfaces contributing to over-the-top eye appeal. Just try to find a nicer one! PCGS Population: 57 in 64BN, 4 finer (10/2019).