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Lincoln Wheat Cent Value 1909-58

Lincoln Wheat Cent Value
Mint State (MS) Lincoln Wheat Cent

Lincoln Wheat Values By Date

Teens
Mintage
F12
VF30
EF45
AU55
MS63RD
MS65RD
72,700,000
$4.00
$4.25
$4.50
$5.50
$20
$150
484,000
$1,150
$1,300
$1,400
$1,700
$2,200
$6,500
27,995,000
$5
$6
$7
$8
$50
$150
1,825,000
$110
$130
$150
$210
$450
$1200
Inc above
$130
$150
$175
$225
$500
$1,300
146,801,218
.30
.40
.50
1.60
$55
$190
6,045,000
$22
$24
$35
$70
$175
$500
101,177,787
.75
$1.50
$2.00
$5.00
$45
$400
12,672,000
$7
$11
$15
$74
$250
$900
1911-D Over D
Inc above
 
 
 
 
 
 
4,026,000
$45
$50
$55
$95
$300
$1,500
68,153,060
$1.50
$2.00
$10
$30
$70
$200
10,411,000
$8
$15
$65
$100
$350
$1,400
4,431,000
$27
$30
$60
$125
$300
$2,312
76,532,352
$1
$2
$3
$20
$85
$250
15,804,000
$4
$8
$40
$50
$175
$1,700
6,101,000
$18
$22
$33
$48
$200
$1,610
75,238,432
$2
$12
$20
$40
$90
$600
1,193,000
$230
$345
$800
$1,552
$3,450
$6,575+
4,137,000
$30
$35
$69
$149
$400
$2,990
29,092,120
$2.50
$5
$30
$50
$80
$621
22,050,000
$3
$4
$15
$20
$70
$599
4,833,000
$35
$50
$70
$109
$460
$2,760
131,833,677
.75
1.75
$10
$13
$60
$276
35,956,000
$1.25
$3.00
$13
$48
$149
$1,380
22,510,000
$1.50
$5
$20
$59
$207
$6,000+
196,429,785
.25
.30
$1.50
$5.00
$99
$373
1917-P Doubled Die Obverse
Inc above
$400
$850
$1,150
$1,300
$1,840
$24,150
55,120,000
.35
.40
$8
$33
$150
$900+
32,620,000
.30
.35
$4
$30
$276
$2,070+
288,104,634
.20
.25.
.30
$8
$54
$184
47,830,000
.35
.40
$4
$40
$140
$1,150+
34,680,000
.50
$1
$3
$9
$299
$1,380
392,021,000
.20
.30
.50
$2
$25
$172
57,154,000
.50
$1
$2
$10
$138
$1,840+
139,760,000
.30
.40
.50
$3
$75
$4,312
1920’s
Mintage
F12
VF30
EF45
AU55
MS63RD
MS65RD
310,165,000
.30
.40
$2
$4
$31
$195
49,280,000
$3
$6
$25
$43
$115
$1,092
46,220,000
.50
$2.50
$10
$32
$299
$1,495
39,157,000
$1.30
$4
$12
$31
$84
$218
15,274,000
$6
$15
$42
$69
$322
$1,610+
7,160,000
$25
$28
$50
$64
$207
$1,610
1922 Weak D
Inc above
$69
$99
$104
$172
$632+
$7,762
Inc above
$431
$1,265
$2,070
$2,450
$5,462
$49,450
74,723,000
.60
$3.50
$7
$19
$56
$253
8,700,000
$6
$15
$69
$115
$920+
$6,900+
75,178,000
.40
$1
$6
$15
$69
$805
2,520,000
$50
$70
$89
$184
$402
$1,610+
11,696,000
$2.75
$10
$36
$69
$517
$2,075
139,949,000
.20
.30
$1.50
$10
$60
$89
22,580,000
$2.45
$6
$25
$36
$195
$2,760
26,380,000
$1.85
$15
$25
$35
$488
$4,025+
157,088,000
.30
.50
$3
$6
$35
$84
28,020,000
$3.50
$20
$25
$30
$195
$3,737
4,550,000
$13
$32
$42
$69
$977
$3,737
144,440,000
.30
.60
$2
$5
$39
$115
27,170,000
$2.75
$4.25
$9
$33
$104
$402
14,276,000
$3
$7
$17
$37
$345
$3,220
134,116,000
.30
$1
$4
$15
$48
$115
31,170,000
$1.75
$5
$30
$50
$115
$517
17,266,000
$2.75
$5
$9
$23
$253
$3,450
185,262,000
.30
$1.50
$3
$20
$47
$99
41,730,000
$1.25
$3.50
$7
$15
$62
$446
50,148,000
$1.65
$3.50
$7
$16
$44
$299
1930’s
Mintage
AU58
MS60
MS63RD
MS64RD
MS66RD
 
157,415,000
$2
$6
$15
$29
$56
 
40,100,000
$5
$12
$20
$60
$322
 
24,286,000
$6
$10
$25
$42
$253
 
19,396,000
$10
$20
$35
$69
$431
 
4,480,000
$36
$50
$74
$84
$322
 
866,000
$150
$160
$195
$253
$1,035
 
9,062,000
$15
$20
$48
$60
$200
 
10,500,000
$10
$20
$50
$60
$575
 
14,360,000
$10
$15
$21
$59
$276
 
6,200,000
$15
$30
$60
$74
$373
 
219,080,000
$8
$15
$30
$40
$60
 
28,446,000
$9
$20
$26
$42
$172
 
245,388,000
$5
$15
$20
$34
$75
 
47,000,000
$2
$10
$25
$30
$84
 
38,702,000
$7
$12
$15
$28
$299
 
309,632,000
$3
$5
$10
$25
$44
 
1936 DDO Type I
Inc above
$488
$600
$800
$1,840
$5,175
 
1936 Brilliant Finish
5,569
$200
$350
$690
$3,450
 
1936 Satin Finish
Inc above
$200
$450
$746
$4,325
 
40,620,000
$3
$4
$7
$25
$69
 
29,130,000
$3
$5
$7
$22
$138
 
309,170,000
$2
$3
$5
$35
$74
 
50,430,000
$3
$7
$15
$18
$109
 
34,500,000
$4
$5
$10
$22
$84
 
156,682,000
$3
$4
$9
$11
$39
 
20,010,000
$4
$4
$10
$15
$47
 
15,180,000
$3
$4
$8
$18
$50
 
316,466,000
$2
$3
$5
$7
$24
 
15,160,000
$4
$5
$7
$10
$35
 
52,070,000
$6
$8
$10
$18
$36
 
1940’s
 
MS63RD
MS65RD
MS66RD
MS67RD
 
 
586,810,000
$6
$12
$30
$94
 
 
81,390,000
$7
$11
$24
$65
 
 
112,940,000
$6
$17
$26
$84
 
 
1940-S/S/S
Inc above
$60
$99
$132+
 
 
887,018,000
$9
$15
$44
$100+
 
 
1941 Double die rev
Inc above
$632
$2,185
$3,220
 
 
128,700,000
$5
$15
$30+
$109
 
 
1941-S
92,360,000
$6
$36
$50
$84
 
 
657,796,000
$5
$12
$24
$74+
 
 
206,698,000
$6
$14
$21
$74+
 
 
1942-S Look for RPM’s S/S – S/S/S
85,590,000
$7
$14
$32
$80
 
 
Steel Planchets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
684,628,670
$1.50
$10
$40
$70
 
 
1943 DDO
Inc above
$373
$700
$977
 
 
1943-P Copper instead of steel
Inc above
 
 
217,660,000
$3
$18
$59
$99
 
 
1943-D/D RPM
Inc above
$373
$805
$2,530
$5,000+
 
 
1943-D Copper (Rare)
Inc above
 
 
191,550,000
$6
$21
$56
$99+
 
 
Copper Planchet
 
MS63RD
MS65RD
MS66RD
MS67RD
 
 
1,435,000,000
$7
$16
$30
$69
 
 
430,578,000
$1
$12
$28
$109
 
 
1944 D/S Variety 1
Inc above
$450
 
 
282,760,000
.85
$8
$24
$94
 
 
1,040,515,000
.85
$4
$44
$207
 
 
266,268,000
.85
$19
$34
$138
 
 
181,770,000
.85
$7
$35
$90
 
 
991,655,000
.85
$10
$35
$90
 
 
315,690,000
.85
$10
$35
$90
 
 
181,770,000
.85
$16
$25
$89
 
 
1946 S/D RPM
Inc above
$225
 
 
190,555,000
.85
$29
$56
$2,300
 
 
194,750,000
.85
$16
$99
$474
 
 
99,000,000
.85
$18
$32
$172+
 
 
317,570,000
.85
$18
$184
$488
 
 
172,637,500
.85
$30
$46
$138
 
 
81,735,000
$1
$16
$23
$74
 
 
217,775,000
.85
$21
$195
$1,265
 
 
153,132,500
.85
$18
$126
$322
 
 
64,290,000
$1
$16
$34
$149
 
 
1950-58
 
MS64RD
MS65RD
MS66RD
MS67RD
 
 
272,635,000
$1.50
$10
$15
$500
 
 
334,950,000
$1.50
$8
$15
$250
 
 
118,505,000
$1.75
$10
$20
$250
 
 
284,576,000
$2
$15
$20
$90
 
 
625,355,000
$1
$10
$25
$700
 
 
136,010,000
$1.25
$12
$15
$75
 
 
186,775,000
$3
$18
$20
$75
 
 
746,130,000
$1
$11
$20
$75
 
 
137,800,004
$4
$14
$20
$500
 
 
256,755,000
$5
$16
$20
$90
 
 
700,515,000
$2
$11
$20
$135
 
 
181,835,000
$2
$12
$25
$175
 
 
71,640,050
$3
$15
$30
$175
 
 
251,552,500
$1
$12
$20
$75
 
 
96,190,000
$2
$14
$25
$190
 
 
330,958,200
$1
$18
$25
$55
 
 
Inc above
$20000
$40000
 
 
 
 
563,257,500
$1
$15
$15
$100
 
 
44,610,000
$1.50
$20
$25
$155
 
 
420,745,000
$1
$11
$18
$175
 
 
1,098,201,100
$1
$10
$15
$55
 
 
282,540,000
$1
$11
$18
$175
 
 
1,051,342,000
$1
$10
$15
$75
 
 
252,525,000
$1
$12
$15
$50
 
 
800,953,300
$1
$11
$18
$75
 
 

A Lincoln Wheat Cent value is dependent on the rarity of the date and mint since most are common and worth around three cents or melt value. Lincoln Wheat Cents dated in the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s are common dates and mints with the exception of the 1931-S which is a key date worth at least $50 in the lower grade of G4.

Lincoln Wheat Cent Value Facts:

You have a few better dates and mints in the early 1930’s that can be worth a few cents to a dollar, like the 1931-D or 1932-D, in average circulated grades but these are exceptions. The 1920’s Lincoln Wheat Cents begin to increase in value by a few cents but still not extremely rare, although the 1924-D is a good date to obtain and the key dates in this decade are the 1922-D No D and the 1922-D is a semi-key date.

The teen dates, 1909-1919, are more valuable than any other Wheat Cent decade but coins dated 1916-1919 tend to be common in circulated grades but coins with S or D mint marks from 1915 and earlier are worth a few dollars and more. However the key date of the entire series is the 1909-S VDB and it’s value is $500 and up. You also have the 1909-S and the 1914-D that are valuable in most grades.

(Note: The 1943-S,P,D are the most desirable 1940’s dates and mints since they’re the only year that Lincoln Wheat Cents were minted with a composition of zinc plated steel planchets.)

Grade – Condition:

The exception to the values listed above is grade, since higher grade Lincoln Wheat Cent examples will bring higher premiums. The common dates Wheat Cents don’t have much of a premium until they’re about uncirculated (AU) and most must be mint state (MS) before they’re valuable.

Gem grade examples (MS65) and up will be extremely valuable for most dates from 1936 and earlier, but it must be MS67 or higher with coins 1936-58 with the exception of the key dates or better dates. (Better dates tend to be lower mintage dates and mints when compared to other dates and mints.)

G4 Lincoln Wheat Cent Example
G4 Lincoln Wheat Cent

Varieties:

It seems just about every Lincoln Wheat Cent date and mint have examples of RPM (repunched Mint mark) or doubled dies, but most are only worth a few dollars. The 1955 doubled die is one of the most valuable but there’s other doubled dies that hold a premium. You should consult reputable variety publications or experts before determining the value of a variety since there might be several doubled die varieties for the same date and mint and only one will be valuable.

Precious Metal Content:

A Lincoln Wheat Cent is always worth it’s weight in melt value since they’re 95% copper and collectors tend to hoard these as the poor man’s “silver”.

Specifications: 1909-58 Lincoln Wheat Cent

Designer: Victor David Brenner

Diameter: 19 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 95%, Tin and Zinc – 5%
Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)
Specifications:
Designer: Victor David Brenner
Diameter: 19 millimeters

Lincoln steel cent valueMint State (MS) Original Lincoln Steel Cent

1943 Steel Wheat (War Time) Cent Specifications

Metal content: Steel – 100%, coated with a thin layer of Zinc

Weight: 42.0 grains (2.7 grams)

Mint Mark: Below the date and if there’s not a mint mark then it’s was minted at the Philadelphia Mint. (1922 No D has no mint mark but was struck at the Denver Mint.)

Value Facts: 1943 Steel Cents were minted at Philadelphia, Denver (D) and San Francisco (S) U.S. Mints and if the coin does not have a mint mark then it’s was minted in Philadelphia (mint mark is below the date). The “S” mint mark is the lowest mintage followed by the “D” mint mark but they’re still above the 100 million so they’re not extremely rare.

However, since the steel rusts and the zinc turns powdery then they become more rare in problem free, mint condition, and more valuable, but you can still buy uncirculated examples for a few dollars each. Furthermore the 1943 Wheat Cents are not made of silver and will stick to a magnet.

Re-purposed:

Steel cents were often re-purposed and that means they were cleaned and re-plated with zinc or mercury – this damages the coin and reduces their value. Re-purposed steel cents will often be more shiny than usual or have a blue tone.

Lincoln Wheat Cent Value By Date and Mint

1911-D Over D (RPM) Lincoln Wheat Cent
1917-P Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Wheat Cent
1920’s Series Weat Reverse
1922 Weak D Lincoln Wheat Cent
1930’s Series Wheat Reverse
1936 DDO Type I Most Valuable
1936 Brilliant Finish PR Only
1936 Satin Finish    PR Only
1940’s Series Wheat Reverse
1940-S/S/S Lincoln Wheat Cent
1941 Double die reverse Lincoln Wheat Cent
1941-S Look for DDR Lincoln Wheat Cent
1942-S Look for RPM’s S/S – S/S/S
Zinc Coated Steel Planchets
1943 DDO Lincoln Wheat Cent
1943-P Copper instead of steel
1943-D/D RPM Lincoln Wheat Cent
1943-D Copper (Rare)
Copper Planchets Resumed
1944 D/S Variety 1 Lincoln Wheat Cent
1946 S/D RPM Lincoln Wheat Cent
1950-58 Series Wheat Reverse

Indian Head Cent Value 1859-1909

Indian Head Cent Value
Mint State (MS) Indian Head Cent

Indian Head Cent Value By Date

Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
G4
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
PR65
Copper-Nickel
36,400,000
$10
$48
$82
$210
$540
$3105
$3450
20,566,000
$10
$40
$65
$100
$308
$1135
$2386
Inc. above
$17
$56
$135
$190
$480
$2745
10,100,000
$10
$20
$80
$130
$415
$950
$7620
28,075,000
$10
$20
$45
$60
$210
$910
$1768
49,840,000
$10
$20
$26
$70
$170
$800
$2369
13,740,000
$10
$25
$80
$140
$340
$1650
$2420
Bronze
39,233,714
$10
$20
$70
$75
$170
$480
$4635
Inc. above
$35
$160
$200
$350
$626
$3960
35,429,286
$10
$20
$50
$100
$226
$1300
Inc. above
$10
$20
$40
$70
$200
$884
9,286,500
$25
$120
$190
$230
$420
$2080
$2560
9,821,000
$30
$115
$160
$280
$430
$2400
$1686
Inc. above
$40
$190
$200
$545
$1890
$17030
10,266,500
$25
$100
$16-
$22-
$41-
$1615
$5100
6,420,000
$60
$300
$400
$520
$900
$2260
$1340
Inc. above
$135
$480
$710
$580
$1210
$2376
5,275,000
$40
$290
$366
$390
$550
$2875
$1780
3,929,500
$75
$280
$320
$450
$940
$2730
$2055
4,042,000
$75
$380
$470
$560
$1236
$2360
$990
11,676,500
$36
$60
$200
$250
$700
$1280
$1390
Inc. above
$140
$2185
$2700
$4520
$8330
$18385
Inc. above
$20
$60
$135
$255
$410
$1000
14,187,500
$10
$60
$94
$140
$260
$1050
$1050
13,528,000
$10
$50
$80
$135
$286
$1406
$1250
7,944,000
$30
$100
$190
$210
$360
$1350
$1460
852,500
$610
$1460
$2314
$3000
$4740
$11780
$6660
5,797,500
$30
$110
$190
$250
$376
$780
$1060
16,228,000
$8
$30
$56
$80
$170
$380
$420
38,961,000
$4
$10
$30
$35
$90
$400
$820
39,208,000
$4
$10
$20
$30
$90
$430
$840
38,578,000
$4
$10
$20
$25
$140
$630
$800
45,591,500
$4
$10
$20
$25
$120
$500
$330
23,257,800
$4
$10
$30
$45
$99
$455
$586
11,761,594
$4
$30
$60
$100
$200
$730
$640
17,650,000
$6
$50
$100
$120
$290
$700
$1120
Inc. Above
$9
$50
$120
$140
$430
$1236
$1300
45,223,523
$3
$9
$15
$30
$90
$490
$370
Inc. Above
$671
$6160
$12330
$21850
$45900
$
$
37,489,832
$3
$10
$15
$60
$140
$1240
$400
48,866,025
$2
$8
$15
$20
$70
$1340
$610
57,180,114
$2
$5
$10
$20
$90
$630
$420
47,070,000
$2
$5
$10
$20
$70
$660
$650
37,647,087
$2
$5
$10
$20
$80
$930
$500
46,640,000
$2
$5
$10
$20
$130
$360
$910
16,749,500
$5
$20
$30
$60
$120
$955
$990
Inc. above
$70
$180
$240
$490
$1430
$4620
$
38,341,474
$2
$5
$10
$20
$80
$280
$560
39,055,431
$2
$5
$10
$20
$60
$230
$440
50,464,392
$2
$5
$10
$20
$70
$260
$400
49,821,284
$2
$5
$10
$30
$100
$150
$485
53,598,000
$2
$5
$10
$20
$120
$175
$300
66,831,502
$2
$5
$10
$20
$100
$480
$600
79,609,158
$2
$5
$9
$20
$100
$270
$440
87,374,704
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$200
$480
85,092,703
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$410
$480
61,326,198
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$185
$790
80,717,011
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$376
$540
96,020,530
$2
$5
$9
$15
$60
$200
$710
108,137,143
$2
$5
$9
$20
$60
$470
$550
32,326,367
$2
$5
$9
$35
$50
$200
$450
1,115,000
$50
$110
$140
$220
$450
$1930
$
14,368,470
$12
$15
$20
$30
$110
$520
$770
309,000
$410
$540
$680
$940
$1135
$3480
$

Indian Cent Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

An Indian Head Cent value is determined mostly by the mintage of the date, the lower the mintage the higher the value. It doesn’t matter how old they are since many older dates are common. However, the values start to improve from 1886 and earlier and are just about double in value compared to dates after 1886.

All common date Indian Head value in AG3 to G4 grades will begin at .25 cents “raw’, and will rise in value as the grade and condition increases. You can sometimes get a few dollars out of choice, low grade, Indian Cents but the common dates are numerous and easy to find.

The key dates are 1877 and 1909-S and their value in G3 starts at $500, the semi-key dates are 1908-S, 1872, 1871 and they have a starting average of $50, then any date from 1878 and earlier will be worth $10-$30 in G4.

About Good AG3 Indian Head Cent 1877 Value
AG3 Indian Head Cent

Grade – Condition:

Indian Head Cent value for dates 1859 through 1878 show a substantial premium in the grade EF (Extremely Fine) and up, some can be worth a couple hundred dollars and the 1877 is worth over $2,400 in this grade. The values for the above date range increases with each grade with AU (about uncirculated) being worth more and some MS (Mint State) grades can top the $1,000 mark.

As with any coin copper coin series values of each grade is also determined by three toning factors and these are: RD (Red), RB (Red/Brown) and BN (Brown). RD brings the most premium followed by the RB and then BN, with BN being the most common toning for copper cents.

Gem quality, MS65-MS69, examples are the most sought after and most valuable grades.

EF Indian Head Cent Value
EF Indian Head Cent

Varieties:

Finding varieties is a hobby in itself and increases the value of certain dates because collectors tend to buy, online, numerous examples of a particular date in hope it’s the valuable variety. So Indian Cent Value for the variety is something worth noting since some of these varieties are considered dates that are part of the series and must be added to a collection to make it complete.

Here’s the most known Indian Head Cent varieties to look for: 1860 Narrow Bust, 1864 L (Narrow Bust), 1865 Plain 5, 1873 Closed 3, 1873 Doubled Die, 1888/7, 1886 Type 2, 1894/94.

You should always be looking for repunched dates (RPDs) and misplaced dates (MPDs) in this series. You can sometimes find date digits that are not where they’re supposed to be or date digits punched on top of another.

Precious Metal Content:

Currently the 90% copper cent is worth at least melt value but numismatic Indian Head Cent value far out-strip the precious metal value.

Variety 1 Copper-Nickel Laurel Wreath Reverse (1859)
Specifications:
Designer: James B. Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: .880 copper, .120 nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Plain edge, no mint mark and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Variety 2 Oak Wreath Reverse (1860-1864)
Specifications:
Designer: James B. Longacre
Weight: 4.67 grams
Composition: .880 copper, .120 nickel
Diameter: 19 mm
Plain edge, no mint mark and struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Variety 3 Bronze (1864-1909)
Specifications:
Designer: James B. Longacre
Diameter: 19 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 95%, Tin and Zinc – 5%
Weight: 3.11 grams
Edge: Plain

 

Indian Head Cent Value By Date / Mint

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Small Cents

 

Flying Eagle Cent Value 1856-58

1858 Flying  Eagle

Flying Eagle Value By Date

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
PR65
750
$6635
$8912
$9583
$9775
$11140
$17480
$62675
$29325
17,450,000
$15
$24
$75
$149
$232
$841
$3232
$18762
24,600,000
$15
$25
$75
$151
$449
$848
$4053
$15403
inc. above
$72
$214
$467
$825
$1820
$6903
$27600
inc. above
$15
$25
$73
$142
$368
$811
$4206
$21562

Flying Eagle Cent Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

The Flying Eagle Cent was minted for only three years so the values are skewed in favor of the 1856 since it’s extremely rare with a mintage of only 750. The 1856 Flying Eagle Cent value in G4 is $7,000. The 1857 and 1858 large and small letters types are the most numerous and can be bought for as low as $15 in grades G4 and lower.

Grade – Condition:

1856 is valuable in any grade and you must watch for fakes and altered coins made to look like 1856. The 1858 and 1857 are worth $150 starting in EF40 (extremely fine) and more than double in value for AU (about uncirculated) and continue to do so into the MS (mint state) grades. Cleaned coins will always be worth less.

To realize the lofty premiums of mint state Flying Eagles they must be graded by services like PCGS or NGC or ANACS.

Varieties:

The most popular variety is the 1858/7 but there’s several other listed varieties that are worth more, so look for doubled dies, repunched dates, 1857 Type Of 1856, and several examples clashed with other denominations. You should always do your research and learn about Flying Eagle Varieties before buying or selling then since not all varieties are worth a lot of money and some are similar and not the same. You don’t want to buy the wrong variety for too high of a price because it looked similar to the most valuable variety.

Precious Metal Content:

This is not much of a value factor since any Flying Eagle Cent, in any grade and condition is worth more than their precious metal content.

G4 Flying Eagle Cent Value
G4 Flying Eagle Cent
Flying Eagle Cent Value By Date And Mint

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Small Cents

 

Lincoln Memorial Cent Value 1959-2009

Lincoln Memorial Cent Value

Lincoln Memorial Cent Value By Date

1959-69 Memorial Rev.
Mintage
PR Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
1959
609,715,000
1,149,291
.30
$3
$15
$50
$12
1959-D
1,279,760,000
.30
$3
$17
$75
1960 Large Date
586,405,000
1,691,602
.30
$3
$16
$40
$12
1960 Small Date
Inc. Above
$6
$4
$30
$150
1960-D Large Date
Inc. Above
.30
$3
$18
$30
1960-D Small Date
Inc. Above
.30
$3
$19
$40
1961
753,345,000
3,028,244
.30
$2
$10
$40
$10
1961-D
1,753,266,700
.30
$3
$20
$30
1962
606,045,000
3,218,019
.30
$3
$15
$30
$10
1962-D
1,793,148,400
.30
$3
$20
$40
1963
754,110,000
3,075,645
.30
$3
$16
$30
$10
1963-D
1,774,020,400
.30
$3
$22
$30
1964
2,648,575,000
3,950,762
.30
$2
$10
$20
$10
1964-D
3,799,071,500
.30
$2
$12
$25
1965 SMS
1,497,224,900
2,360,000
.30
$3
$20
$30
1966 SMS
2,188,147,783
2,261,583
.25
$3
$22
$30
1967 SMS
3,048,667,100
1,863,344
.25
$3
$25
$30
1968 SMS
1,707,880,970
.15
$2
$12
$30
1968-D
2,886,269,600
.15
$2.50
$14
$25
1968-S
258,270,001
3,041,506
.15
$2.50
$14
$35
$6
1969
1,136,910,000
.25
$2.50
$15
$150
1969-D
4,002,832,200
.15
$2.50
$14
$30
1969-S
544,375,000
2,934,631
.15
$4
$30
$75
1970’s Memorial Rev.
Mintage
PF Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
1970
1,898,315,000
.15
$1
$10
$25
1970-D
2,891,438,900
.15
$1
$10
$15
1970-S Large Date
690,560,004
2,632,810
.15
$2
$19
$50
$50
1970-S  Level 7. Small Date
Inc. Above
$20
$25
$75
$299
1971
1,919,490,000
.25
$3
$25
$30
1971-D
2,911,045,600
.25
$1
$8
$15
1971-S
525,133,459
3,220,733
.15
$1
$9
$20
$6
1972
2,933,255,000
.15
$1
$7
$15
1972-D
2,665,071,400
.15
$2
$20
$25
1972-S
376,939,108
3,260,996
.25
$3.50
$30
$35
1973
3,728,245,000
.30
$1
$12
$15
1973-D
3,549,576,588
.30
$1.50
$15
$25
1973-S
317,177,295
2,760,339
.35
$1
$12
$25
1974
4,232,140,523
.30
$1
$12
$15
1974-D
4,235,098,000
.30
$1
$10
$20
1974-S
409,426,660
2,612,568
.35
$1.50
$15
$20
1975
5,451,476,142
.30
$1
$8
$25
1975-D
4,505,275,300
.30
$1
$15
$20
1975-S
2,845,450
$6
1976
4,674,292,426
.30
$1.50
$15
$20
1976-D
4,221,592,455
.30
$2
$18
$25
1976-S
4,149,730
$10
1977
4,469,930,000
.30
$2
$20
$25
1977-D
4,194,062,300
.30
$2
$20
$25
1977-S
3,251,152
$6
1978
5,558,605,000
.30
$2
$20
$25
1978-D
4,280,233,400
.30
$2
$19
$24
1978-S
3,127,781
$6
1979
6,018,515,000
.30
$2
$15
$20
1979-D
4,139,357,254
.30
$2
$15
$20
1979-S Filled S
3,677,175
$7
1979-S Clear  S
Inc. Above
$10
1980’s Memorial Rev.
Mintage
PF Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
1980
7,414,705,000
.30
$1
$10
$15
1980-D
5,140,098,660
.30
$1
$12
$16
1980-S
3,554,806
$6
1981
7,491,750,000
.30
$1
$10
$15
1981-D
5,373,235,677
.30
$1
$12
$16
1981-S Filled S
4,063,083
$7
1981-S Clear S
Inc. Above
$15
1982 Lg. Dt. Copper
10,712,525,000
.30
$1
$8
$15
1982 Sm. Dt. Copper
Inc. Above
.40
$1
$10
$15
1982-D Copper
6,012,979,368
.30
$1
$8
$15
1982-S Copper
Inc. Above
3,857,479
$5
Copper Plated Zinc Planchets
Mintage
PF Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
1982 Lg. Dt.
Inc. Above
.35
$1
$8
$10
1982 Sm. Dt.
Inc. Above
.85
$1
$10
$15
1982-D Lg. Dt.
Inc. Above
.40
$1
$9
$10
1982-D Sm. Dt.
Inc. Above
.35
$1
$7
$15
1983
7,752,355,000
.25
$1
$8
$20
1983-D
6,467,199,428
.25
$1
$7
$10
1983-S
3,279,126
$5
1984
8,151,079,000
.25
$1
$7
$10
1984-D
5,569,238,906
.25
$1
$7
$10
1984-S
3,065,110
$6
1985
5,648,489,887
.25
$1
$6
$10
1985-D
5,287,399,926
.25
$1
$6
1985-S
3,362,821
$6
1986
4,491,395,493
.80
$1
$6
$10
1986-D
4,442,866,698
.30
$1
$9
$10
1986-S
3,010,497
$7
1987
4,682,466,931
.60
$1
$6
$10
1987-D
4,879,389,514
.25
$1
$6
$10
1987-S
4,227,728
$6
1988
6,092,810,000
.25
$1
$6
$10
1988-D
5,253,740,443
.25
$1
$6
$10
1988-S
3,262,948
$15
1989
7,261,535,000
.25
.75
$6
$10
1989-D
5,345,467,111
.25
.75
$6
$10
1989-S
3,220,194
$14
1990’s Memorial Rev
Mintage
PF Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
1990
6,851,765,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1990-D
4,922,894,533
.25
.75
$6
$8
1990-S
3,299,559
1991
5,165,940,000
  .25
.75
$7
$8
1991-D
4,158,442,076
.25
.75
$6
$8
1991-S
2,867,787
1992
4,648,905,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1992-D
4,448,673,300
.25
.75
$6
$8
1992-S
4,176,560
1993
5,684,705,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1993-D
6,426,650,571
.25
.75
$6
$8
1993-S
3,394,792
1994
6,500,850,000
.25
.75
$9
$10
1994-D
7,131,765,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1994-S
3,269,923
1995
6,411,440,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1995-D
7,128,560,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1995-S
2,797,481
1996
6,612,465,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1996-D
6,510,795,000
.25
.75
$6
$8
1996-S
2,525,265
1997
4,622,800,000
.25
.75
$3
$5
1997-D
4,576,555,000
.25
.75
$3
$5
1997-S
2,796,678
1998
5,032,200,000
.25
.75
$3
$5
1998-D
5,225,200,000
.25
.75
$3
$5
1998-S
2,086,507
1999
5,237,600,000
.25
.75
$3
$5
1999-D
6,360,065,000
.25
.75
$3
$5
1999-S
2,543,401
2000-08 Memorial Rev
Mintage
PF Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
2000
5,503,200,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2000-D
8,774,220,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2000-S
3,082,483
$4
2001
4,959,600,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2001-D
5,374,990,000
.25
.50
$4
2001-S
Unknown
2,294,043
$4
2002
3,260.800,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2002-D
4,028,055,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2002-S
2,277,720
$4
2003
3,300,000,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2003-D
3,548,000,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2003-S
3,298,439
$4
2004
3,379,600,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2004-D
3,456,400,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2004-S
2,965,422
$4
2005
3,935,600,000
.25
.50
$2.50
$4
2005 Satin Finish
$1
$2
$4
$6
2005-D
3,764,450,500
.25
.50
$2.50
$4
2005-S
3,344,679
$4
2006
4,290,000,000
.25
.50
$2.50
$4
2006 Satin Finish
$1
$1.50
$3
$6
2006-D
3,944,000,000
.25
.50
$2.50
$4
2006-S
3,054,436
$4
2007
3,762,400,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2007 Satin Finish
$1
$2
$5
$6
2007-D
3,638,800,000
.25
.50
$3.50
$4
2007-S
2,577,166
$4
2008
2,558,800,000
.25
.50
$6
$4
2008 Satin Finish
$1
$2
$3
$6
2008-D
2,849,600,000
.35
.50
$6
$4
2008-S
2,169,561
$4
2009 Bicentennial Issues
Mintage
PF Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
Certain examples of the 2009 Bicentennial issues, graded MS67 by PCGS can sell for over a $1,000
2009 Early Childhood
284,400,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009 Satin Finish
$1
$3
$15
2009-D Early Childhood
350,400,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009-S Early Childhood
Est. 1,991,259
$4
2009 Formative Years
376,000,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009 Satin Finish
$1
$3
$15
2009-D Formative Years
363,600,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009-S Formative Years
Est. 1,991,259
$4
2009 Professional
316,000,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009 Satin Finish
$1
$3
$15
2009-D Professional
336,000,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009-S Professional
Est. 1,991,259
$4
2009 Presidency
129,600,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009 Satin Finish
$1
$3
$15
2009-D Presidency
198,000,000
.50
$1
$2
$12
2009-S Presidency
Est. 1,991,259
$4
Shield Reverse
Mintage
PF Mintage
MS65
MS66
MS67
MS68
PF65
2010
1,963,630,000
.25
$1
$2
$3
2010 Satin Finish
$1
$2
$3
2010-D
2,407,200,000
.25
$1
$2
$3
2010-S
Est. 1,455,015
$4
2011
2,402,400,000
.25
$1
$2
$3
2011 Satin Finish
$1
$2
$3
2011-D
2,536,140,000
.25
$1
$2
$3
2011-S
$4
2012
.25
$1
$2
$3
2012 Satin Finish
$1
$2
$3
2012-D
.25
$1
$2
$3
2012-S
$4

Lincoln Memorial Cent Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

No key dates for 1959 through 2008 dated Lincoln Memorial Cents but the two best dates are 1960 (no mint mark) Small Date and the 1970-D Small Date. You do have some doubled die varieties worth a premium and this is explained in the varieties section.

The good thing about Lincoln Memorial Cent value is the 95% copper content from 1959 through 1982 because they’re worth near three times face so collectors do hoard them. Collectors also pay a premium for BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) rolls because they look for the varieties.

The proof versions are worth a bit of a premium if it when they’re dated 1959 through 1981-S and there’s a few varieties worth looking though proof and mint sets for.

Grade – Condition:

Most Lincoln Memorial Cents are not worth much above their copper melt value since most are common and non-variety types, but there’s a grade threshold that does garner a premium. Just remember MS66 for dates 1959 through 1983 Lincoln Memorials in that grade can be worth $10 and up in Red (RD), and MS67 they can be worth anywhere from $40 to well over a $1,000.

A 1982 Small Date Lincoln Memorial value in MS67 is $2,800 and that’s if it’s in a PCGS holder with the grade. A PCGS Secure Plus is worth over $10,800 in MS67. Raw coins do not realize this premium, not even close, so watch out for over-graded coins. I can tell you from experience that it’s extremely difficult to get MS67 grades for Lincoln Cents.

Note that when I mention a grade like MS that means the coin is problem free – never cleaned, not pitted, or damaged in any way. If the coin has a “grainy” appearance or seems to have tiny holes, or scratches, or looks “pinkish” then it’s a problem coin and will sell for less than the values listed.

You also have three conditional factors that determine the value of a Lincoln Memorial Cent and they are: Red (RD), RB (Red-Brown), BN (Brown). A RD coin is going to have at least 90% original luster as struck by the mint and is the most valuable condition. The luster conditions only apply to mint state coins so any circulated coin will be designated BN.

Varieties:

Lincoln Cent Memorial value is in the varieties and one aspect of collecting that keeps these mostly common coins in demand. Collectors search through rolls, mint sets, proof sets and collections looking for the rare varieties. The 1969-S Doubled Die Obverese (DDO) is the top coin and has sold for upward of $105,000 in MS64 and can sell for upward of $20,000 in circulated grades with only 30 known and more to be found.

You should always look for doubled dies and make certain they’re the most valuable examples since some dates have several different doubled die examples but only one version is worth the big bucks. For example, the 1955 date has 15 different doubled die varieties but only one is worth a lot and a couple others are worth even less of a premium but the others are not worth much at all. The same goes for most doubled dies for every date so have them checked out first before thinking you’re going to cash in.

Also look for the 1992 Close AM in AMERICA and the 1998 through 2000 Wide AM plus the proof doubled dies and 1979-S and 1981-S mint mark types.

Design Types:

2009 100th Anniversary

Specifications: 1959-2008
Designer: Victor David Brenner (Obv), Frank Gasparro (Rev)
Diameter: 19 millimeters
Metal content: (1959-82) Copper – 95%, Tin and Zinc – 5%
Weight: 48 grains (3.11 grams)
Metal content: (1982-Present) Copper – .992% Zinc, .008% copper plating
Weight: 2.5 grams
Mint Mark: Under the date D,S but no mint mark for Philadelphia (P).

Lincoln Memorial Cent Value By Date:

1959-P-D
1960 Lg. Dt.
1960 Sm. Dt.
1960-D Lg. Dt.
1960-D Sm. Dt.
1961-P-D
1962-P-D
1963-P-D
1964-P-D
1965
1966
1967
1968-P-D-S
1969-P-D-S
1970-P-D
1970-S Lg. Dt.
1970-S Sm. Dt.
1971-P-D-S
1972-P-D-S
1973-P-D-S
1974-P-D-S
1975-P-D-S
1976-P-D-S
1977-P-D-S
1978-P-D-S
1979-P-D-S
1979-S Clear S
1980-89
1990-1999
2000-08
2009 Bicentennial
2010 To Date