1961 Penny

The 1961 version of the Lincoln Penny is worth on average $10.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $0.01. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.

  • Year: 1961
  • Mint: No Mint Mark
  • Type: Lincoln Penny
  • Mintage: 753,345,000
  • Metal: 95% copper 5% zinc
  • What's it worth?: $10.00 to $0.01

1961 and 1961 D Lincoln Pennies are considered by many to be a key date. So be sure to remember the year. Be sure to look out for the RD and RB color versions of this coin.

There are quite a few broadstrike errors as well as a few known examples of Penny Strikes on Dime Planchets.

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Check out the price chart for the top coins in this series. Prices based off high end conditions that have been certified.

$65 1959 D Lincoln Penny
$30 1959 Lincoln Penny
$25 1968 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...
Off Center

These errors are universal across all years for both wheat and Lincoln cents. When...

Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

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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Common Questions

Located on the front (obverse) to the right just under the date. If not present this penny was minted in Philadelphia.

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President Lincoln is featured prominently on the obverse (front) of the Lincoln Cent, also called the Lincoln Penny. The Penny is the first widely distributed coin to feature an American President. Previously coin faces were reserved for Kings, Queens, and Royalty.

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The Lincoln Penny has a weight of 2.5 g.