Lincoln Penny Values, Errors, & Key Dates


The Lincoln Penny was issued 1959-present. It has a face value of .01 and a weight of 2.5g. The original engraver was Victor D. Brenner and the Lincoln Penny was made of 95% copper and 5% zinc. This page is for the newer non-wheat pennies. For wheat pennies click here. In 1982 the materials would be changed to 97.5 zinc and 2.5% copper in an effort to lower the cost of production.

Lincoln Penny

The Lincoln Penny was issued 1959-present. It has a face value of .01 and a weight of 2.5g. The original engraver was Victor D. Brenner and the Lincoln Penny was made of 95% copper and 5% zinc. This page is for the newer non-wheat pennies. For wheat pennies click here. In 1982 the materials would be changed to 97.5 zinc and 2.5% copper in an effort to lower the cost of production. If you found this page useful please share it with your friends.

Most valuable coins in this series. Listed price based off high end state (MS+). Scroll down to see all.

$65 1959 D Lincoln Penny
$30 1959 Lincoln Penny
$10 1960 Lincoln Penny
$10 1960 D Lincoln Penny
$10 1961 Lincoln Penny
$10 1961 D Lincoln Penny

Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

1977 Aluminum Cent The 1977 Aluminum Lincoln Cent is some sort of anomaly in the coin community. It's on...
1967 Stainless Steel

1967 Stainless Steel Lincoln Cent. This is a penny struck on stainless steel 10c C...

1960 DDO The 1960 D DDO D over D Small over Large Date is worth a few hundred dollars in mint ...
1959 D Wheat Reverse

1959-D Mule Lincoln - Forgery or Fairplay? The 1959-D Mule Lincoln Cent is an odd ...

Broadstrike Certified broadstrike errors on the Lincoln Cent are are seen fairly regular. Common ...
Brockage A Brockage Error occurs when the previously struck coin sticks to the die and is then...
Penny on Dime Planchet Penny on Dime planchets if certified and in MS can go for a thousand dollars or more....
Clipped Planchet If you see something like this when digging through pennies set them aside. These are...

Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember and note. Based on various factors. Coin rarity, supply demmand, and more.

1961 D 1961 D is a semi key date for the Lincoln non wheat varieties....
1959 D 1959 D is a semi key date for the Lincoln non wheat varieties....

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