2010 Abraham Lincoln Dollar Coin Value (See Which Lincoln Dollar Coins Are Worth $100 Or More!)

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Abraham Lincoln dollar coin value

The 2010 Abraham Lincoln dollar coin is one of the most popular Presidential $1 coins.

The Presidential $1 coin series ran from 2007 through 2016 and includes one dollar coin for every president who served in the White House, but who has since passed away.

Golden dollar coins in this special series were issued in the sequence that each president served. So, as Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States (and, of course, all presidents serving before him are also deceased), he appears on the 16th coin in the series.

Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most popular presidents. Not only did he help geopolitically reunify the United States during the divisive Civil War, but he also brought an end to slavery with his 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. He has appeared on many coins — including the Lincoln penny and 2009 Abraham Lincoln commemorative dollar, which honors the 200th birthday of the president’s birth.

It is therefore little wonder that the 2010 Lincoln dollar is one of the most sought-after of the Presidential $1 coins!

  • How much is an Abraham Lincoln dollar coin worth?
  • Which ones are the most valuable?
  • Are there any errors and varieties to be found on Lincoln dollars?
  • What are some tips for collecting these coins?

Read on to find the answers to those questions… and more.

The tails (reverse) of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential dollar.

Abraham Lincoln Dollar Coin Value

Most 2010 Lincoln dollars are worth face value, if worn. So, if you find a normal Abraham Lincoln dollar in your pocket change, it’s safe to spend it.

However, uncirculated and proof Lincoln dollar coins are worth significantly more:

  • 2010-P Abraham Lincoln dollar, uncirculated — $1.25+
  • 2010-D Abraham Lincoln dollar, uncirculated — $1.25+
  • 2010-S Abraham Lincoln dollar, proof — $3+

*Values are for coins that are typical for their grade and that are not cleaned or otherwise damaged.

Where Is The Date & Mintmark On Abraham Lincoln Dollars?

Presidential Dollar Edge Lettering

Trying to find the mintmark on your Lincoln dollar — so you can find out where it was made? Look on the edge of the coin!

Unlike most modern United States coins — which have the date, mintmark, and mottoes either on the obverse (front) or reverse (back) — the Presidential $1 coins have these inscriptions on their edges.

Placing these inscriptions on the edge of the coin helped to free up more space on the obverse and reverse for the special designs — but it also led to a number of errors and varieties relating to the edge lettering!

Lincoln Dollar Coin Errors To Look For

Here are 3 of the most well-known Presidential dollar error coins and how much they’re worth…

#1 – Dollar Coins Missing Edge Lettering

A missing edge lettering dollar is made when the coin skips the step of the minting process in which the edge inscriptions are applied to the coin. It’s the type of error that gave rise to the so-called Godless dollars of 2007 — before the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” was moved from the edge of the Presidential $1 coins to the obverse.

And while the missing edge lettering error is encountered with some frequency on other Presidential $1 coins, it’s apparently quite rare on the Lincoln dollar. As of this writing, no missing edge lettering Lincoln Presidential dollar coins have been located.

What would one be worth if it were found?

Presumably, the discovery specimen could sell for thousands of dollars if it were the only known example upon being offered for sale! Then, as more and more examples are theoretically located, the value would most likely decrease.

Other missing edge lettering dollar coins are worth between $50 and $150, depending on the main design of the coin and condition.

#2 – Dollar Coins With Weak Edge Lettering

Variations of this error show little of the edge lettering on the 2010 Lincoln dollars.

This is a considerably scarce variety.

Values range from $50 to more than $500, depending on the grade of the coin.

#3 – Dollar Coins With Doubled Edge Lettering

A type of doubled die is known on some Lincoln dollars that features doubling of the edge lettering.

These errors are both very scarce and quite popular.

Examples of this cool variety are worth between $200 and $300.

Tips For Collecting Abraham Lincoln Dollar Coins

2010 Abraham Lincoln Dollar Coin

Whether your 2010 Abraham Lincoln dollars are worth face value or tons of money, they make excellent collectibles!

Here are a few ways that coin collectors include the Lincoln dollars in their collections:

  • Some coin collectors will include the 2010 Abraham Lincoln dollars in a larger collection of Presidential $1 coins.
  • Many collectors build a so-called P-D-S set of Abraham Lincoln dollars. That is, they include one uncirculated example each from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints and then a proof specimen from the San Francisco Mint. (These coins may or may not be part of a complete Presidential $1 coin set.)
  • Others will include Lincoln dollar coins in a topical set themed around only coins that contain Lincoln’s likeness.
  • Then, there are collectors who collect modern proof sets or uncirculated sets — which, in 2010, were packaged with examples of the Lincoln dollar.

There is no “right” way to collect the Lincoln dollar. It’s best to build a collection that incorporates the Abraham Lincoln dollar coins in a way that suits you and your unique collecting tastes!

IMPORTANT: Do You Know The Grade Of Your Dollar Coin?

To determine the true value of your 2010 Abraham Lincoln dollar coin, you first need to know what condition (or grade) your coin is in.

Grab a coin magnifier and a copy of the U.S. Coin Grading Standards book. Then, watch this video to see how to grade coins yourself at home:

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8 thoughts on “2010 Abraham Lincoln Dollar Coin Value (See Which Lincoln Dollar Coins Are Worth $100 Or More!)”

    • Hi, Jana —

      This is one of many genuine coins that have been later altered after their minting by a private company or entrepreneur. In this case, it’s a a company that was jumping on the 50 State Quarters bandwagon of 1999-2008 and making their own series of special coins honoring the various states. The type of piece you have is known as a novelty coin, and while this penny is technically altered there are many collectors who specifically collect these types of post-Mint altered novelty coins. These state pennies often sell for anywhere from 25 cents to $2 apiece to hobbyists who collect them.

      Best wishes,

  1. I have a gold Abraham Lincoln dollar coin. After reading your post on these coins and the varying values, especially for coins with errors, I looked a little more closely at mine.

    So, your article says that the words, “In God We Trust” should be printed around the edge of the coin, right? Well, mine has the year (2010) and a D, then three stars and E PLURIBUS UNUM. After that comes ten stars before reaching the year again. Nowhere on the edge of the coin are the words, “In God We Trust”.

    Any idea of its value?

    Thank you!

    • Hi, Amznwmn —

      The motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” was moved to the obverse
      (heads side) of the dollar in 2009, and you’ll find it on the front of your Lincoln dollar, too. The edge lettering you describe on your coin is correct for that piece.

      If your Lincoln dollar has any circulation wear it’s worth its face value, while uncirculated pieces will fetch about $2.

      Best wishes,

      • Well, darn, I thought I was going to be a millionaire! Oh well. I’ll keep looking through the rest of my coins. Thank you!

  2. I have two Lincoln Dollar coins. Although both have the edge lettering, one of them is upside down! Is this considered an error ? Or is this for a specific reason?

    Thank you!

    • Without seeing this in person it sounds like the edge lettering on one is oriented upward or downward differently than as seen on the other? If so, generally no — this isn’t an error and is more a matter of how the planchet was randomly inserted into the press and retaining collar was situated. The edge lettering can be “up” (toward the obverse) or “down.”


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