Lincoln Memorial Pennies Valued From 1 Cent To $50,000 And Up



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For nearly 50 years now, the Lincoln Memorial has graced the reverse (tails side) of our nation’s Lincoln penny.

Now, believe it or not, we face what is the last year of this highly popular design which  has become familiar to all Americans.

Beginning in 2009, the U.S. Mint will embark upon a special, 1-year program of 4 different designs for the reverse of the Lincoln penny  to honor the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth.

In 2010, the U.S. Mint will begin using a new design for the reverse of Lincoln pennies, permanently replacing the Memorial image.

So, are Lincoln Memorial pennies worth lots of money?

Will any of them become valuable in the future?

 

Value Of Lincoln Pennies

As far as business-strike Lincoln Memorial pennies, the kind struck for circulation (and lacking errors), the short answer essentially is no — Lincoln Memorial pennies generally are not valuable. In fact, typical pieces are worth only face value if worn, and only a tiny premium if in average uncirculated condition, except for a few cases.

Will Lincoln Memorial pennies become valuable in the future? The precise answer is beyond anyone’s guess, but it is safe to assume that Lincoln Memorial pennies, on the whole, will not ever escalate greatly in value, at least for the foreseeable future.

Why? Because many billions of these coins were minted.

Let’s look at the previous Lincoln penny reverse design, the wheat penny. Even though the last wheat penny was struck in 1958, the common dates (many with mintages only a half or a third or less than that of any single Lincoln Memorial date and mint mark combination) are worth little more than 5 to 10 cents in worn condition today.

Perhaps pristine, uncirculated Lincoln Memorial pennies may see handsome price increases in future years, but it is safe to say that the average worn Lincoln Memorial penny may not be worth more than a penny for a very long time to come.

 

Error Pennies Are The Most Valuable

This is not to say there are no Lincoln Memorial pennies worth more than a penny — or 2 or 10 pennies. Keep an eye out for error pennies

There are many, but doubled-dies are among the most valuable. “Doubled-die” refers to doubling of all or part of a coin’s design or lettering.

 

Doubled-Die Lincoln Pennies

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Known doubled-die dates of business-strikes (not proofs) include:

  • 1969-S: Check for doubling on the lettering and date on the obverse; quite rare and worth more than $50,000 in uncirculated grades
  • 1970-S Large Date: Look for doubling on the date and lettering on the obverse; worth upwards of $250 if uncirculated
  • 1972: You will see doubling on the obverse, prominent on the date and lettering; worth at least $200 in uncirculated grades
  • 1983: You will see doubling on the reverse-side lettering; starts at around $100-125 in uncirculated grades
  • 1984: There is doubling in Lincoln’s ear; values start at around $75 in lower uncirculated grades
  • 1995: Look for doubling on “In God We Trust” and “Liberty”; prices start at around $10-15 in uncirculated grades

 

Other Interesting Lincoln Memorial Pennies

Varieties to look for include the following:

  • The 1960 large and small date
  • 1960-D large and small date
  • 1970-S large and small date
  • 7 different 1982 varieties:

+ 1982 Copper Large Date

+ 1982 Copper Small Date

+ 1982-D Copper Large Date

+ 1982 Zinc Large Date

+ 1982 Zinc Small Date

+ 1982-D Zinc Large Date

+ 1982-D Zinc Small Date

Generally speaking, these pennies are worth only face value if worn, but can command minimal premiums above face value if uncirculated. Of note are the 1960 small date (with a price tag of around $5 and up if uncirculated) and the 1970-S small date (pulling in over $50 if uncirculated).

Keep in mind that the San Francisco Mint produced business-strike coins (those made for circulation) with mint marks from 1968 through 1974.

 

Lincoln Penny Mints

Worth noting is the fact that the San Francisco and New York Mint at West Point struck Lincoln pennies years afterward, but did not leave mint marks on these coins.

So, one really cannot tell which cents without mint marks were produced at Philadelphia or at the San Francisco or West Point facilities.

By the way, there are no mint marks on any cents dated 1965, 1966, or 1967 — the U.S. Mint omitted mint marks from all U.S. coins at this time to deter hoarding and collecting activities at a time when the nation suffered a coin shortage.

 

More About Lincoln Memorial Pennies

There are many great websites for Lincoln Memorial penny collectors to peruse.

Joshua

I'm the Coin Editor here at TheFunTimesGuide. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I'm a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) and have won multiple awards from the NLG for my work as a coin journalist. I'm also the editor at the Florida United Numismatists Club (FUN Topics magazine), and author of Images of America: The United States Mint in Philadelphia (a book that explores the colorful history of the Philadelphia Mint). I've contributed hundreds of articles for various coin publications including COINage, The Numismatist, Numismatic News, Coin Dealer Newsletter, Coin Values, and CoinWeek. I've authored nearly 1,000 articles here at The Fun Times Guide to Coins (many of them with over 50K shares), and I welcome your coin questions in the comments below!

997 thoughts on “Lincoln Memorial Pennies Valued From 1 Cent To $50,000 And Up

    1. Hi Kimberly,

      Yes, the JFK-Lincoln penny is a very popular and common novelty coin. Find out more about it here:

      https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/lincoln_kennedy/

  1. I have a 1968 D Penny that the 68 are silouetted as if maybe a double die. The 19 are not as deeply imprinted or as thick as the 68 are. Do you have any information on this type of penny?

    Thank You

  2. Sounds like mechanical doubling, Chelle. While I can’t verify without seeing the coin in person, the description sounds like a case where the coin slid during striking and was hit twice.

    While it may be a double die, if it is indeed mechanical doubling (a different type of occurrence) then the coin has little, if any, value above it’s regular collector value. If worn, that would be face value.

  3. I have found a 1960D penny that a coin dealer verified as a mint error.I have searched web site after web site and can’t find this penny.Well,I found it,but no mention of mint error.Is it possible I found a treasure?Dealer that seen it said error was caused by a cracked die.

    1. Daniel,

      What kind of mint error is it? By chance one that resulted in the middle part of the ‘0’ in ‘1960’ having broken away, leaving a big circle where the ‘0’ should be? Or is it another type of error?

      1. On the B in LIBERTY.The top opening of the B has a blob of metal,but you can see an indent where it stamped.I have found 3 of them,but 1 is very prominant..

        1. Daniel,

          I’m not myself aware of that particular error on the 1960-D Lincoln cent. Have you consulted Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of United States Coins to check this as well? The piece MAY be in there.

          Overall, I can say that die cracks on modern U.S. coins don’t usually bring much outstanding value to the coin unless the die crack causes an issue with the coin that brings widespread attention and, therefore, wide demand for the piece.

  4. I have a 1967 uncirculated Linoln- Kennedy penny….On the card it came with…..Can you give me somne info on this.

    1. Hi, Leeann —

      Yes, your coin is a special novelty coin that many coin collectors like simply because of their historic value. You can find out much more about your coin here: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/lincoln_kennedy/

  5. I have a 2007 Lincoln Memorial penny with a raised circle of some sort stamped over the memorial – Anyone know anything about this? Thanks.

    1. Hi, Jordy –Hmm… Without seeing your coin, I can’t say if this is mint-caused or damage to the coin after it left the mint. I can say with certainty that the circle is NOT due to a design change at the mint, so it’s either an error coin or post-mint-damage.If you’d like, feel free to stop by The Fun Times Guide to Coins Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/#!/TheFunTimesGuideToCoins), join the conversation there, and post a pic and we’ll see if we can figure out what you have!

  6. I havae a 1965 Lincoln cent,maybe a mule, that is gold on one side and silver on the other. Is there any value to it?

    1. Kr,

      If you wouldn’t mind posting a photo at The Fun Times Guide to Coins Facebook page, we would be happy to take a look and see if we can figure out exactly what you have and its approximate value! Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/TheFunTimesGuideToCoins

  7. Hey i have a quick question i have been searching to answer and cant even find an idea. i have a certified dateless clogged die lincoln memorial penny graded ms63 or ms64. if you could let me know what this coin could be worth i would greatly appreciate it! thank you.

    1. A.C.,

      We’ll be happy to take a look at your coin if you post a photo on The Fun Times Guide to Coins Facebook wall so we can see exactly what we’re dealing with here! Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=hp#!/TheFunTimesGuideToCoins

    1. Slickrick,

      That kind comment is greatly appreciated. Please stay tuned for more coins and weather posts!

  8. I was looking for the wheat pennies last night and found a silver looking  one 1940 something and it does not make a  sound like a penny it drops like some thing else do you know anything about these kinds of penny

    1. Its a 1943 Steel penny. Pretty common and worth only a few cents.  The 1943 Copper penny is the one worth the big bucks

    1. Nichols –

      For the most part, pennies made during the late teens and on are worth between 3 cents and 25 cents each in typical, worn condition. However, based on the date or the coins’ condition, they could be worth more. Here’s an article that should help you: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/rare_wheat_pennies/

        1. Hello, Marty –

          Your 1942-D Lincoln penny is worth around 5 cents.

          Thanks for your question!

  9. I have a penny that has Abe struck only half size. It has no visible date and only “rty” from liberty on the front and unum on the back. Appears to be a mint defect. Has anyone ever heard of a penny like this? [email protected]

    1. Chip,

      Here is some more info on 1982 pennies: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/lincoln_memorial_cent-2/

  10. I have a 1997 p lincoln penny that has been double stamped  it looks as if the penny was fliped and stamped again  its very readable on both sides does this coin carry any value

    1. Pete,

      Would you please post an image of the coin here in the comments forum for us to look at? Thanks!

  11. I have a 1995 D penny that seems to have three small letters on Lincoln’s shoulder. Can anyone tell me about this?

  12. My GrandFather had this in his file cabinet when he passed last year & I heard there’s a 1958 penny that’s rare? Would this happen to be rare? Thanks!

  13. I have a 1996 pennie with a double ear,and its twisted! How much could it be worth to a collector?

    1. Evieras,

      Here’s some more info on what I believe to be your coin: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/lincoln_kennedy/

  14. I have a penny that has date 3000 on it and edges are chopped ans lines like it was for a quarter around the outside at first

  15. i have a question. i have a 1956 nickel thats possibly an error coin. also a 2009 lincoln presidency penny with the capitol construction on the back. do you have any idea what these could be worth?

    1. The 2009 Lincoln cent is worth face value if worn. What type of error do you think your Jefferson nickel has? Could you describe the mishap, please? Thanks!

      1. Hi, Teresa,

        There is no additional collector value on 1967 Lincoln pennies unless they are uncirculated, though some collectors are keeping all pre-1982 pennies for their copper value. Here’s some more info: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/hoard-copper-pennies/

  16. Hello, Ray –

    Your 1965 Lincoln cent was plated by somebody outside of the U.S. Mint. Most likely, this person used silver, pewter, or perhaps even mercury; such pieces are considered altered and have no monetary value to most coin collectors.

  17. Hi I have a 1943 and 1944 wheat pennies that look as if they are bronze. What do you know of the value of these wheat pennies?

    1. Hi, Nate –

      Well, if you have a 1943 bronze cent, it would be worth over $100,000; however, you need to check out your 1943 cent to ensure it really is a bronze penny, and not just a regular steel cent that has been copper plated, or a 1948 cent that has had the last digit in the date manipulated.

      You will want to have your 1943 cent authenticated to verify its state; here’s more info on third-party coin grading companies: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

      Your 1944 copper cent is worth around 10 cents.

    1. Hi, Dan –

      You seem to be describing a die brockage, which is a fairly rare type of coin error. A Lincoln Memorial cent such as yours would be worth around $30 to $50.

    1. Hi, Ricky –

      I have seen Lincoln wheat cents that appear to have crooked lettering, upon closer examination, the coins actually had suffered damage right on the letter(s) that cause them to look askew.

  18. Hi, I need help with this 1927 wheat penny I found, instead of in god we trust above lincoln it says united we stand, and the back of the penny is blank, but still has its rim, almost like a soda cap, any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi, Rob –

      What you have is a novelty coin; these pieces are more of a curiosity than a monetarily valuable find.

  19. hi i have a 1975 penny that has the lincon momorial horizontal and vertical is it worth much ?

  20. I have 3 error pennies all 1968 d first is a bu error blob top where the in god we trust is stamped into rim, and there is a tint in the date 1968 and on the back of his head 2 is a bu error blob top where again the in god we trust is on the rim and the third is a bu error where there is a crack between we trust rim what would be the value of these my grandfather left them and much more when he passed just wondering what they went for

    1. Hi, Barry –

      Your coin has been altered, and most likely so to make it an illusionist’s coin for an array of “tricks.”

  21. I have a 1960 Jefferson Nickel with no mint mark with error’s that I can’t find info on as being previously reported… so how do I know what is a real error and what isn’t. They all look like errors to me but I am new at this and not sure. From what I can see on the coin is it is really bright a lustrous, It has DDO & DDR, mint errors, I can see stripes across the coin that go under the letters, strong doubling on the building & the background of all the letters has another layer of lettering, the images are crisp and very detailed, there is an indented area all around the outside edge. I can see all the doubled areas a lot stronger under a magnifying glass. I got this out of a row of Nichols given to me from the bank but it is a 1960 so not sure if that means it was circulated or not. Can anyone help me, I am not sure what to do with this coin.

    1. Hi Tami,

      From what I can tell from the photos, you have an exceptionally nice 1960 Philadelphia (no mintmark) nickel. I would definitely hang on to it. It is worth between 25 and 50 cents.

  22. Can you tell me if these quarters are missing clad coins or if not what is wrong with them. They are the darkest quarters I have ever seen.

    1. These coins appear to have been antiqued, perhaps through the application of an oil or resin. They have a handsome effect, but are worth only face value, unless you are willing to find somebody who might pay a little extra for their artistic appearance (which makes them more like novelty coins, from the collector standpoint).

      Thanks for your question!

    1. A 1965 Roosevelt dime with the words IN GOD WE TRUST, which is typical, is worth face value (10 cents) if the coin is worn.

  23. I have a 1977 penny that seems to be stamped the correct way and then turned and stamped again. You can clearly see 2 memorials on the back; is there any value?

    1. Hi Jessica,

      Would you please post an image of your coin so we can evaluate it and see what’s going on?

      Thanks!

    1. Hi Cory,

      Yes, they are. An uncirculated 1907 Indian Head cent is worth about $35 and up.

    1. Hi Billy –

      Would you please post a photo of your coin so we can verify?

      Thanks!

    1. Hello, Destiny –

      A 1967 Lincoln cent found in circulation is worth only one cent in collectible value, but some people will pay two or three cents for these since they are copper-based.

      Hope this answers your question!

  24. I have a 1989 penny with “We Trust” reversed on the back of the penny and I can’t find any information about it and if it is worth anything.

    1. Hi Sondra,

      May I see a photo of your coin to determine if you have a mint error?

      Thank you!

  25. Hi. I have a 1983 Lincoln one cent. Mint mark E. I think it has a mint error. Do you know the value

    1. Hi Claude,

      The image appears blurry, but it seems that there is either a type of lamination error on your coin involving the copper plating or a chemical alteration.

        1. Well, it is hard to tell with the photo resolution as it is right now unfortunately. A lamination error can look like part of the metal was carved out, and that type of error can be worth $5 to $10. But I can’t say for certain; perhaps a higher-resolution image may help? Thanks, Claude!

          1. Hello Pradeep –

            A worn 1977-D Lincoln cent may be worth only its face value in the states, but in India you may receive as much as 5 to 10 cents (U.S. monetary standard) if you sell that coin to a collector, since American pennies are more of a novelty item there.

            Thank you for your question.

  26. Hey i am from india i have a one cent of United State of America in date of 1974 i am looking for your reply

    1. Hello, Mohameed,

      1974 Lincoln cents are common here in the states, but are more so considered collectors items especially overseas. Such pieces could be worth the equivalent of three to five times face value there.

      Take care!

      1. Hello Cris,

        Those lines appear to be toning or oxidation, quite possibly from being placed obverse side down inside a coin folder for many years.

        Very interesting!

    1. Hi Mark,

      What does your penny weigh? You will need to use a post-rate scale to get an accurate measurement down to the grams level.

      Thanks for your question!

      1. It came up just less than 3 grams. It must have been through the copper plating process twice. Still I will put it in my collection of errors. thanks for the help.

  27. Hi,what is the best way to find prices on error coins like this one . Zinc on the outside ,copper on the inside with a die half moon shift.Online prices are very transient . Sometimes individual’s websites help,but to expect massive returns at auction these days seems to be better served by accepting a reasonable offer.

    1. Hello, Doc —

      Given that you say there is copper on the inside and also noticing how much of the design of this coin was cut off, I think you may have a penny that was struck on a dime coin blank. If this is correct, your piece could be worth $150-$200. Without having it authenticated I don’t want to say for certain, but my intuition tells me you have a Lincoln cent on a dime planchet – very rare indeed!

    1. Hello, Sankalp!

      Thanks for your question. Here in the United States, Lincoln pennies like this are worth their face value — 1 cent. However, U.S. coins tend to be worth a little more in other nations because they are much more a novelty there than they are here. Just as coins from non-U.S. nations are often worth a little more here in the states than in their native countries.

      I hope this helps, and thanks for checking with us. If you have any more coin questions, we’ll be glad to answer them.

      1. Hello Joshua,

        Thanks a lot your inputs, this has helped a lot for sure. I love your web site and do come in to check informative posts by you and others, keep on the good work mate.

        Cheers!!!

        1. Thank you for keeping up with the posts, Sankalp! Please always feel free to ask any questions you have about coins!

          All the best,
          Joshua

    2. I have a double struck penny that is a wheat, that was also obviously struck with the memorial die. How uncommon would that be?

    3. It wold be worth 15¢ to 80¢ in America but if you are in India it’s worth $9.28 to $49.59 or around there. 🙂

  28. I have a double struck penny that is a wheat, that was also obviously struck with the memorial die. How uncommon would that be?

  29. Hello everyone. I have a 1974 d mint penny and it has a double mint mark. Can anyone help me with any information

    1. Wyatt,

      That’s a beautiful, original-looking 1919-S Lincoln cent. I’d put a value of about 25 to 50 cents on that one, which is actually a nice value for a “common” circulated Lincoln wheat cent.

      Whatever you do, you’ll want to leave this coin just as it is (don’t clean it) and keep it in a cool, dry environment to preserve its surfaces. Right now, it’s just five years shy of technically being an antique.

      Nice coin!

    1. Hello, Hue Vang –

      Since this is a regular-issue 1990 Philadelphia Lincoln cent and not the proof version made in San Francisco but accidentally made without its “S” mintmark, this coin is worth face value.

      Thank you for checking with us!

  30. I have a 1960 d penny and the 6 connects all the way all the other 1960 penis I’ve checked the 6 does not connect is there a value to it or is it pretty common?

  31. I have a 1996 D penny that has this on the obverse . “IN GOD W-E TRUST”. The dash looks like it was minted there on purpose.

  32. I have a 1996 D penny and on the obverse side there is a dash like this, “IN GOD W-E TRUST”. It appears to have been minted this way. I cancan’t find anything any where like it. If it’s asa mint error, would it be worth spending the money to have it xrayed for proof of the error?

    1. Hello, Christopher —

      Best as I can tell, it looks like it might be a die break that caused the raised bump. These types of coins are often worth between $1 and $3, though sometimes more based on collector interest.

      Thank you for your question and photo!
      Josh

      1. I had the Penny checked using EDDY current, an open probe was used. The raised bump is indeed a solid mass without a doubt. Does this mean there could be a likelyhood of more of these out in circulation?

        1. Hello, Christopher —

          I would bet indeed there are. This is a type of die break, and it’s possible that several hundred of more may have been made before coiners realized the damage and replaced the die.

  33. Hi, I have a 1944 s and 1951 s wheat penny, also a 1970 s penny, also a 1943 s steel penny but it does stick to a magnet. My question is are these worth anything?

  34. I found myself intrigued by idea of collecting coins here just recently and I came across your site. It is excellent, btw – a great wealth of of information on the subject. I want to ask you about pennies worth keeping. You say, and I paraphrase, that you should keep all Lincoln wheat pennies, Memorial pennies ’59 to ’81, and copper memorial pennies from ’82. But then you also say that that these are only worth their face value or in the case of wheat pennies, 2 to 3 cents, unless they have anomalies such as double-die. So why do you suggest that I keep them, especially the Memorial pennies? Thank you.

    1. I will answer my own question – https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/hoard-copper-pennies/ .
      Found this after posting my question. Again, I love the site!

    2. Hello, Susan —

      Thank you for checking out The Fun Times Guide to Coins. Glad you enjoy it! The reason I suggest hanging onto those copper Lincoln Memorial cents is that they are effectively worth more than face value (2 to 3 cents) because of their copper value. While it’s currently illegal to melt pennies for their intrinsic copper, if the U.S. ban is someday lifted, all of these copper pennies will have a tangible “bullion” value in the sense that silver and gold coins do.

      So, yes, it’s true that most Lincoln Memorial cents may be worth only face value from the coin collecting standpoint right now, but their potential value simply as copper coins is markedly higher.

      I hope this clears the matter up. If you have any further coin-related questions please feel free to ask!

      Thank you,
      Josh

  35. Hi Joshua,
    i’ve been looking thru more of my change and found two different coins with the same sort of obverse scratched rings on them. Have you any ideas on what this could be? The pictures are here are rough but it’s the best I could do to show the scratched rings.

    1. Hello, Christopher —

      The Lincoln cent appears to have circular machine scratches on it, but the Roosevelt dime does appear to have a raised circular pattern, which I’ve seen on many coins before and is an occasional issue that occurs during striking that, unless significant in appearance, doesn’t usually warrant any extra value.

      Thanks for your question!
      Josh

      1. Thanks Joshua,
        This answered my question perfectly. I’m learning a lot here from your articles as well.

        Christopher

        1. Hello, Chris —

          I really appreciate those kind comments! Always glad to help. Please check back if you have any more questions.

          Best,
          Josh

  36. Hi, I have this small date 1960 penny and I don’t know if there is some worth for it. Can someone help me out.

    1. Hello, Mel —

      Actually, it appears your 1960 cent is the large date variety… I can tell because on the small date cents, the top of the “9” aligns with the top of the “1” and “0,” and the stem of the 6 is much close to the loop in that number.

      At any rate, this is a handsomely toned 1960 Lincoln cent and even though it’s not worth more than a couple cents (copper value) in worn condition, I’d hang onto it any way since 1960s Lincoln cents are becoming less common in circulation these days.

      Thanks,
      Josh

    1. Hello, Julio —

      1969-S doubled die pennies are worth $50,000 but I would need a much closer photo of the date and lettering on the obverse side (heads side) to determine if your coin may be a doubled die.

      Thanks!

    1. Hello, Guy —

      This was stamped with those numbers outside of the mint, but for what purpose is anyone’s guess. Perhaps this coin was a ticket of some type? Part of a game? who knows. But as a novelty coin, it may be worth from 20 cents to $1. If we knew the origin of this coin, it would be worth more.

  37. good day sir josh, I have hear a 1978 tumb coin…what is the value of it.. if I sale it to your company?? thank you sir…..Im from philipines only…

  38. Hey josh,

    Can you make out what what’s going on in the lincoln wheat penny? and also whats with edge of the other newer penny. Thank you!!!

  39. Hi. I got a hole collection of pennies from 1903 till almost 1970. its just in my closet. How can I know what I got in my hands?? They got different leter like s & d’ of the same year.

    1. Hello, Jose —

      You’ve come to the right place. First things first, those “D”s and “S”s are called mintmarks, and they stand for Denver and San Francisco, respectively, where those coins were made. The “blank” Lincoln cents (no mintmarks) were made in Philadelphia. Identifying mintmarks will help determine the rareness and value of your coins.

      Next thing to remember? DON’T clean any of your coins! Collectors prefer a coin’s original color, and cleaning them in any way will lower their value significantly. The brown color of old, worn pennies is considered a thing of beauty to collectors of copper coins!

      Next, we’ll need to know what combination of year AND mintmark (if any) is on your coins. A 1909 Lincoln cent is worth a lot less than a 1909-S penny, for example.

      Here are some links to help you get things sorted out:

      43 Valuable Pennies To Look For: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

      Mintmarks: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/mint_marks_letters_on_coins/

      Please let me know if you have any other questions. I’d be glad to help!

      Best,
      Josh

  40. I found a 1960-d large date penny in the middle of a bank roll. The loop of the 9 is filled in. I’ve searched the Internet but still can’t find if it was caused during the strike or afterwards. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi, Lloyd —

      It looks like your coin has a die chip right there inside the loop of the “9.” This would have been caused by the U.S. Mint and could add a small bit of extra value (perhaps $1-$5) to your coin, especially if the buyer is interested in die varieties/errors.

      1. Thanks Joshua. That gives me some happiness because I have five more just like it. All of them are brilliant uncirculated except that they were in the bank wrapper all of these years and the edges are tarnished.

        1. You’re welcome, Lloyd! All the best to you…

          Warm regards,
          Josh @ TheFunTimesGuide

  41. I have a 1961 penny with a saints symbol clearly stamped above the date. Any ideas what this s should be worth?

    1. Hi, Dianna —

      I presume you mean the Fleur-di-lis (flower) symbol (not a saint, such as in a Christian saint)? At any rate, your coin sounds like a novelty piece that was created by altering a regular Lincoln cent. These types of pieces are typically worth 25 to 50 cents.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Xavier —

      The 1971-D and 1974 Kennedy half dollars are worth face value and the 1960 and 1960-D cents are worth two cents each. The other Lincoln cents in this photo are worth 5 cents each.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Xavier —

      Where did you find this information? Likely, you may have found it on a website claiming that a “perfect” or “certified” 2008-D penny is worth $1,200. This is true, but applies only to a very small number of Lincoln cents of that date and mintmark that are considered numismatically “perfect” (or MS 70). Any worn 2008-D Lincoln cent is worth face value, and most pennies of the same date in mint condition are worth 10 cents to $1.

      I hope this clears things up a bit!
      Josh

  42. I have a question I have searched I have a 1977 Lincoln memorial penny and it is not red it looks like steal

    1. Hi, Josie —

      Perhaps this might help to answer your questions: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/silver-penny/

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hello, Annette —

      All the copper Lincoln cents before 1982 are worth keeping and, in this case, yours are worth 2 cents each. The 1961 Canadian cent is worth about 5 cents as a “foreign coin” in the U.S., and the 1986 penny appears to have a common type of striking issue that wouldn’t affect its value.

      These links should give you all the info you need on other pennies that you find in pocket change:

      Why You Should Keep Copper Cents: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/copper-pennies/
      43 Pennies Worth Keeping: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

  43. Hello: I have a 1995 D penny with the letters vdb in tiny letter on the bottom back of Lincoln’s jacket. Is this typical? Appreciate the info. New to this and really digging it!

    1. Hi, Cyndie —

      Great eye! Yes, in fact, the “VDB” letters (initials for designer Victor David Brenner) have appeared under Lincoln’s shoulder since 1918!

      Best,
      Josh

  44. I have a 1997 penny. The letter “i” is missing in liberty. And the e and b are doubled. Any information on the value would be appreciated.

      1. Hi,joshua….here are some photos of the 1997 penny . I wlll try to get better photos and post them here

      2. Hi josh, what is your take on the photos i posted on the 1997 missing letter “i” and the ddo on the lettering. I am new at this and would like to get your take on it.

      3. Here is the coin https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/49b9c8637ec8143bf4cd78966c2bbda0dce94658f0f4d67c535c947d79f22304.jpg

  45. Can anyone tell me about this 1997 penny . I Have not found anything much on the missing “I” and ddo on the faint B the E and R . Would be greatful for Any info https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/49b9c8637ec8143bf4cd78966c2bbda0dce94658f0f4d67c535c947d79f22304.jpg

  46. Hi, Scott —

    With the angle of the shot, I seem to be having trouble seeing the doubling, which might be simply machine doubling. The missing letters could be attributed to grease in the die, which, if the doubling you see if just machine doubling, may actually make the coin worth more than the machine doubling. Some collectors pay $1 to $5 for such die strike anomalies, though without getting a fix on the appearance and cause of the doubling you see on your coin, I really can’t say for certain the value.

    Please feel free to post another image, maybe more straight on and zoomed in on the area where there appears to be doubling.

    Thanks!
    Josh

  47. Hi josh is me again I find a penny 1972s good condition but is no the normal side … I wanna know if have any value ???
    Just in case text 9732950288 to sell it

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a83a31085f23fa3911c706059ac8f57346c5cdc434fd91aba287d5b3134b639.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/37f5b67dab38fd068a341596f90eac31a41f0b418d6705ee85500b95508743f7.jpg

    1. Hi, Xavier —

      Ah, yes — you have a novelty coin. These come in many of the classic U.S. coin designs. Here’s an article that explains these in a little more detail: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/tokens/

    1. Hi, Xavier —

      The reverse (“tails” side) appears to show some wear. In general, lightly circulated Eisenhower dollars are worth around $1.05 to $1.10

      Best,
      Josh

  48. This 1960 large date penny appears to have a BIE die break; do you notice anything around Lincoln’s face? Maybe I’ve just looked at it too long, but it just seems different than other Lincoln pennies.

      1. Hi Joshua,
        I’ve attached a couple pictures of a 1970 penny. Wondering if you could tell me if this is a mint error or after mint damage. Thanks for your time. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d91c53679aa690253322a376fedbf4b28f650a71ee0fa53ce8d19e01e7e5784c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04e6b6d93a867ee0d4fcc787d682d5cbc3cb17523cfe3d17685b978d5dd443e3.jpg

      2. Hi Joshua,
        I’ve attached a couple pictures of a 1970 penny. Wondering if you could tell me if this is a mint error or after mint damage. Thanks for your time.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d91c53679aa690253322a376fedbf4b28f650a71ee0fa53ce8d19e01e7e5784c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c9a3616412bf7b8e6d45c7537dd9db04f9a2c5de524981105e2b2b5f7f9fe72.jpg

  49. I have a nickel that is 2 coins pressed together no date only tail side shows on both ends , any idea of what it’s worth I would guess it’s from the late 60s till early 90s

    1. Hi, Brian –

      A novelty coin like the one you describe could be worth between 50 cents and $1.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Bob —

      If it is worn, it’s worth face value; mint state (uncirculated) specimens are worth 10 to 20 cents.

    1. Those pennies are worth their face value and are definitely nice, recent examples of the Lincoln Memorial cent, which is no longer made.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, SuperPa —

      These coins, from the angle in this photograph, appear to have some porosity issues, which would mean they are worth only a couple cents each. I can’t see any doubling in the eyes in this particular photo, but I would wonder if the appearance of two eyes may be caused by some of the porosity?

      Please feel free to send a close-up of the Lincoln’s head on the coins if you wish!

      Thank you,
      Josh

  50. Hello there was hoping you could help me out I have a 1964 D penny and the E and the dot before it are missing on the reverse no evidence of tampering could you take a look and see if it is in fact an error coin thanks Chuck

    1. Hi, Chuck —

      There is definitely some die weakness going on there, which may explain why the dots and the “E” are gone. Officially speaking, weakly struck coins don’t tend to have any additional value (save for a few occasions like the 1922 weak “D” cent), but I’d keep this coin anyway because of the aberration. It’s possible that someone who specifically collects such coins would be willing to pay a nominal amount for the oddity.

  51. Hello Josh I hatve his 2007 D penny that is encased in a plastic cylinder with a metal band around it and I was wondering if it has any value to it?

    Thanks Anna

    1. Hi, Anna –

      Would you mind submitting a photo of the coin inside the plastic encasement? I’m trying to determine if the plastic is a coin collector’s holder or perhaps some type of special issue or souvenir. It’s possible if the latter is the case the piece might be worth more as it is than the value of the coin itself (which is worth face value if worn).

      Best,
      Josh

  52. Hi Josh, I came across a penny today that has the Lincoln memorial on both faces of the coin, have you ever seen this before? Is it worth anything? I would appreciate any info,

    1. Hi, Mary —

      It seems you are describing an illusionist’s coin, which would take two “real” pennies, shave off one side of both coins, and bond them together. These are designed to trick audiences and, sometimes, to win bar bets!

      Best,
      Josh

  53. Hi, I saw what I think is a double die strike, and would lie to know how much this is worth. (sorry about the poor quality of the picture)

    1. This is very curious indeed. The most important thing for me to find out next would be this coin’s weight. That will tell me a bunch more about what is going on with this coin and then I might be able to provide some more clues as to its value or what to do with it next.

      Thanks!

  54. From the vantage point I’m getting, I don’t see any doubling here, though it might just be my computer. May I ask where on the coin you see the doubling? Thanks!

    1. I think I was mistaken. There appears to be a misstrike on the penny, The ‘In god we trust’ is curved, and the edge on the right seems to be just a bit too big. Does that add any value?
      **UPDATE*** I also have a golden 1964 penny which is in PRISTINE condition, would that be worth anything either?

    1. Hi, Michael —

      Great question. Unless they are in Mint State grades, worn pieces are generally worth face value, except in the case of copper-based Lincoln Memorial cents, which are worth about 2 cents each for their metal value.

      I would still hang onto those coins because they are generally sought after for collectors for the variety itself. This is especially the case with collectors who insert coins from pocket change into coin folders.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Miguel —

      It looks like it may have been gold plated. These types of altered coins are worth at best 25 to 50 cents as a novelty piece.

  55. Good evening – thank you for the interesting site! I ran across rolls of pennies (1982 – all variations in your interesting pennies section). I did not want to unroll them to take a really good picture, so perhaps you can tell from these shots… is this of interest or value in the coin collecting world? The light makes it look a little yellow in the photo.

    1. Hi, Sheryl —

      Firstly, thank you for your kind comments about the site! The coloration on the coin you’re showing in the photo is not unusual for these 1982 cents. The spottiness of the patina would actually keep the value down a tad. The value of the rolls depends on the condition of the coins within. If all the coins look like the one pictured, I’d suggest the value of each roll is $1.50 to $3.

  56. Hi. Like to know why you don’t have no information regarding this penny.
    Its a 1995 D Lincoln and its almost as big as a nickle. The emblems of Lincoln is bigger and the house in the back is also bigger than a normal size. The material is white. Id like to know if there’s more of them circulating

    1. Hi, Julio —

      The reason we don’t have info on this coin is because it’s actually not a real coin, but rather a type of token. Here’s more info that may be helpful: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/tokens/

      I’m sorry for any disappointment, but unfortunately there are many of these replicas out there. You’d be surprised at the neat-looking tokens and other things that are out there!

      1. Hi josh..I have a 1878-Cc Morgan silver dollar in ment condition…Can you please tell how much you think its worth???..I’m hearing all types of amounts..

        1. Hi, Curtis —

          Yes, to answer that question with a little more information, an 1878-CC Morgan dollar can be worth anywhere from $400 to $1,000 or more. Part of the issue in providing an exact value, sight-unseen, is that there are so many gradients to the phrase “mint condition” in coin collecting. Lowball, your coin is worth right around that $400 mark, whereas a high-end “mint condition” 1878-CC Morgan dollar could easily top $1,000. A sight-seen evaluation by your nearest coin dealer could provide you with a more exact figure.

          Best,
          Josh

    1. Hi, Alexander —

      Your 1941-S Jefferson nickel is worth 10 to 15 cents and the 1963-D is worth face value. The 1943-P, however, is worth $1 to $1.50 because it contains silver. Here’s more information about other Jefferson five-cent coins that contain a silver composition: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/silver_nickels/

      1. hello thanks for that information. did you know the price of 1955 lincoln double die??
        1909 vdb,1936 double die, 1944d/s. thanks 🙂

        1. Hi, Alexander —

          Yes, the values for those pennies are approximately the following:

          1909 VDB cent — $10
          1936 doubled die — $75
          1944 D/S — $125
          1955 doubled die — $1,100

          I urge you to please check out this page for more information about valuable Lincoln cents: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

    2. They are worth 5 magic beans. I took liberty of planting them in your back yard to help you out. Keep and eye on them and water your yard daily for a surprise. Enjoy.

  57. Hello Joshua. I have the following two coins..

    A 1990 Lincoln “no S” and a 1992 D which I do not think is a “Close AM”.
    Your thoughts Sir??

    1990 on left, 1992 on right.

    1. Hi, Harlfonzo —

      The “A” and “M” on “close AM” Lincoln cents virtually touch at the base, so I’m afraid the two pieces you pictured are not close AM Lincoln cents.

      Keep on checking your change!
      Josh

    1. Hi, Cynthia —

      It’s a pretty coin, but there were so many made that it would only have additional value if it were uncirculated.

      Thank you for your question, and keep on checking your change!
      ~Josh

  58. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b195a492908feb971d9867ab773634ec16d5650e6152600435616788714c719.png

    1. Hi, Victor!

      This is a 1970-S large date Lincoln cent. I can tell because the bottom of the “7” extends below the base of the “0” (on the more valuable small date, these two points are aligned on an invisible plane). Your piece is worth 2 to 3 cents for its copper value and nominal premium as a relatively scarce “S” Lincoln cent.

  59. I just found a 2007 looks like a zinc and copper penny is this real? Is it worth anything?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, Benjamin —

      The 1944 Lincoln cent is worth 5 to 10 cents. The 1977-D penny is generally worth face value, but its copper value is 2 cents; at this time it’s illegal to melt U.S. cents for their copper, but it may be worth hanging onto should copper prices rise and/or it becomes legal someday to melt copper pennies.

      Best,
      Josh

  60. Hello! I found this 1968 San Francisco mint Lincoln memorial penny. What caught me off guard was how shiny and detailed it seemed to be. Also, the imprints seem to protrude out, as well as the surrounding rim. Through further examination, the sides on the rim also appear to be thicker than the top and bottom of the coin. I am a novice in coin collecting, this appears to be doubling of some sort. I just can’t determine it it is machine doubling or double died. Please let me know of your thoughts, thank you.

    1. Hello, Michael!

      Welcome to the hobby. 1967 and 1968 Lincoln cents have a bolder surface appearance than most other Lincoln cents due to die modifications, so this is typical. However, it appears that your Lincoln cent is an uncirculated specimen. Such pieces are worth around 10 cents in this condition.

      Keep on checking your change!
      Josh

    1. Great find, Nancy! Your piece is worth around 25 cents. These are getting really difficult to find in circulation.

      Cheers,
      Josh

  61. Hello again ..Josh its David , could you look at these two pennies . The one. the right is the one in question at the top on States and part of it is kind of flat gone could just be a result of a double die stamped .

    1. Hi, David —

      For some reason the images aren’t appearing here. Would you mind kindly reposting, please?

      Thank you,
      Josh

    1. Hello, Pamela —

      I think you’ll want to check out the information here:

      Have a Silver Penny That’s Not a 1943 Steel Cent? Here’s How to Find Out What You Have: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/silver-penny/

      Good luck!
      Josh

  62. Hello i have several finds 1945 S penny and 1954 S penny both have the wheat. Also is there anything significant about the 2007/2008D pennies? The site is not letting me upload pics it says upload failed. 🙁

    1. Hi, Jefferson —

      1945-S and 1954-S Lincoln wheat cents are each worth 5 to 10 cents. Typically, 2007 and 2008-D cents have no extra value unless they are in mint condition. If you think something looks off about your 2007 and 2008-D pennies, please post photos and I’ll be glad to check further.

      Best,
      Josh

  63. I found a penny that is regular Lincoln Memorial on the back but is blank on the front. The rim of the front is a copper color ring, but the interior is the color of a Nickle. Is it worth anything? Thanks.

  64. Hi Mr. Joshua,
    I would like to know what type of error is the attached lincoln cent mint mark D over S Thank you in advance.
    Esther M.

    1. Hello, Esther!

      It appears the “D” mintmark sustained some type of post-mint damage, giving it that unusual appearance.

      Interesting find!
      Josh

  65. Mr. Joshua, I have an uncirculated 1972 penny that appears to have a DDO or possibly a triple die obverse. The tail of the 2 appears to have 3 tips. What are your thoughts on this penny? Brian C.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      What do you see within the obverse lettering? “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” etc.? This may be a doubled die but I would need to see more of the surface details to be sure it isn’t machine doubling (a common defect).

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Ryan!

      Sneezing Abe? I LOVE that! It appears Lincoln’s saliva droplets are the result of surface bruising. So, while this one-cent coin isn’t worth more than face value, it makes one heck of a great visual joke! Keep it and, by all means, please use your “sneezing Abe” analogy when showing it off!

      Cheers,
      Josh

    1. Thank you, Ms. Esther! I appreciate your kind comments and invite you to ask me any coin questions you want! I’m always glad to assist.

  66. I really need some help with this 2007 Error penny I’ve found a few articles about it but no images

    1. Hi, Dustyn —

      Please see my answer under your photos elsewhere on this forum.

      Thank you,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Dustyn —

      Oy! It looks like this poor coin was severely inflicted with acute impact damage. This is certainly a post-mint problem, and there are other signs of lighter damage on other parts of your coin, too. While it’s worth no more than one cent, it may be worth hanging onto anyway if you like such interesting oddities!

      Thanks for taking your time to upload these helpful photos!
      Josh

    1. Hi, David —

      While your coin was indeed struck off-center (at least 1-3 percent), normally off-center coins don’t usually go for any additional money until they have a 10-20 percent off-center strike.

      I hope you keep searching for more numismatic oddities! They’re certainly neat to collect!

      All my best,
      Josh

        1. In theory it is, David, because these coins are usually filtered for such defects. However, providing a value would depend on just how off center the coin is; a piece that’s just 1-3 percent off wouldn’t have any extra value.

          Please feel free to post a photo of your coin!

          Thank you,
          Josh

    1. Hi, Skylar —

      At this point, known doubled die examples of the Professional Life Lincoln cent are worth $3 to $5. Perhaps they will become more valuable someday as demand increases for the coin.

      I hope you indeed have the doubled die!
      Josh

      1. It’s hard to tell but I think it isdoubled die. Can you take a look? Thank you.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f1f18f84b44da0197a9d604c332c6bad3a7f7a928cf812f8427158574762036.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23355b733e05cfa1e9b7a6a80106e662959e885916f46478ae96d49b85f26e8d.jpg

  67. Hello, KP —

    Unfortunately this is post-mint damage and the coin is worth 2 cents for its copper value.

    Thanks for your question,
    Josh

  68. Hi, Skylar —

    I tried blowing these images up large enough to get a good look at them. I was looking for signs of doubling in the “ERTY” part of “LIBERTY”; I don’t seem to see any doubling there, but perhaps you could check and see using a magnifying glass of 5-10X strength. Such pieces are worth about $5.

    I hope this helps,
    Josh

    1. Hi, Royal —

      It looks like some type of staining on your coin, which isn’t a mint error in this case. Incidentally, all pre-1982 Lincoln cents are worth about twice their face value for their copper bullion.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Ana —

      Sure thing! This link has info on all four 2009-dated Lincoln bicentennial coins: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/2009_lincoln_cent/

      The value of any specimens found in circulation is one cent.

      Have fun!
      Josh

  69. Josh . I have a lot of Penneys Lincoln’s and my eyes are that great is there a certain type of lIte that might help me by using a lite to look at them or what what’s the best way to look for double dies or errors feels like im over loking them

    1. Hello, David —

      A clear 100-watt incandescent bulb is one of the best types of lights for viewing coins and is also what many coin dealers use. As for magnification, I prefer a 5x-10x coin loupe, which should provide enough power for viewing minor varieties, defects, and flaws.

      I hope this helps! Have fun looking at your coins!

      Best,
      Josh

  70. Hi I found these 2007 D pennies they were stuck together by force alone and i believe that they have been like that since the mint. What caught my attention was the sides stuck together had no shine to them and a very rough texture. the head of one side was stuck to the tails of the other and they are both 2007D. I’m not sure if they are worth anything but I have never seen anything like this before. Please let me know if I have anything here i’ll include pictures asap but its telling me error ill try resizing them.

    1. Hi, Zack —

      I’m looking for any signs of die capping, brockages, indents, etc., and don’t see this. It’s possible the coins may have been lightly adhered post mint, explaining why they were stuck together and why the surface is rough.

      Unless I’m missing something that an even clearer photo might show (though these look good to me), I think these are otherwise ordinary coins.

      I hope this helps explain what may be going on,
      Josh

  71. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c134ba5644ca35187242d38137cfd3cc7a6fe5f6fde5d7f3f40d8f7429231092.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c96120cbdca17a5cd2a6625f40ade22f5a207b64a8ee14ba3d00594bd8c7aee3.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/233943b62b5786f054b4c22d1981a7754fffc5d16c768322dcf225e49f3d70b6.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5b9a35a455b28f02d6bf5b5c9061f1be548ec508aadcebcfc00e79736e26b2c.jpg

    Let me know if you need better ones but that thanks.

  72. Was wondering if anyone could help me out with a value on this misprint 1979 not sure the letter under cause is printed over

    1. Hey Neil,
      Those look cool!
      I just found this site because I have a 2014 penny that is printed backwards on the back.
      Hey, did you guys notice that the back of his Penny is printed BACKWARDS!
      What’s it worth? Thanks!

      1. Hmmm… How do you figure?

        The image orientation of the photo featuring the coins reverse is merely upside-down (rotated 180°) in relation to the photo below showing the coins obverse.

        All U.S. coinage is minted with the design of each side positioned and struck in an opposite orientation to that of the others. In other words, if a coin placed heads up on a table was then to be turned over along its horizontal axis (from left to right) the artwork of the tail side will be upside-down in relation to that of the front.

        If you want more insight hit up Google with a keyword search: “coin orientation”.

  73. Dear Mr. McMorrow-Hernandez,

    I work a job that receives tips, therefore, I receive a lot of currency, especially in coinage. I am not particularly a collector, but I enjoy the excitement of finding coins that are worth something to someone else and selling it to them.

    I have a few coins that are not pennies that might be interesting to you, and I was wondering if you could appraise them here, or do you want me to post photos of them elsewhere?

    Thanks, John-Mark Ligon

    1. Hello, John!

      I’d be happy to give a general estimate, based on what I see in photos, of your coins. So, yes, please post your photos and I’ll gladly take a look.

      In the meantime, I urge you to check out this link when you have a moment:

      U.S. Coins Worth More Than Face Value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

      Good luck!
      Josh

  74. I have a lincoln penny that is stamped 1988D but on the opposite side of the face there is aslo stamped backwards 1981D on lincoln’s shoulder.
    Can anyone give me info on this coin.

    1. Hello, Ruth!

      Would you please submit a photo of the Lincoln cent here in the comments section so I can see what might be going on?

      Thank you,
      Josh

      1. I TYPE IN CAPS DUE TO POOR EYESIGHT.
        MY SON MIGHT BE ABLE TO SET A PHOTO UP FOR YOU.
        I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO THAT, I’M NOT VERY COMPUTER LITERATE.

        I’LL ASK HIM, THE PENNY BELONGS TO HIS FIANCE.

        RUTH
        ——————————————–

  75. I have a 1988 Lincoln memorial cent it has a D over D mint mark I can find no info on this thank you Wayne

    1. Hi, Wayne —

      Would you please upload an image of your coin so I can check for any diagnostics?

      Thank you,
      Josh

  76. So sorry I’ve been looking at a Lot of coins it is a 1986.Hope the pictures will help thank you Wayne

    1. Hi, Wayne —

      It appears that it may be a repunched mintmark. If you want to have this coin officially attrbuted, you might want to check out this website: https://doubleddie.com/58243.html

      Good luck!
      Josh

    1. Hi, Daniel —

      Without a photo of the coin I can’t say for certain what’s going on, but I can assure it is not a mint-made error. It sounds more like a novelty coin that was created from altering two coins and bonding the obverse of a 1916 Lincoln cent to the reverse of a Lincoln Memorial cent.

      While a conversation piece, it isn’t worth anything monetary in the numismatic sense.

      I hope this helps to answer your question!
      Josh

  77. Hello there.. I would like your oppinion about a 1982 Lincoln Memorial Penny, for which I bet is Off Center and also is a LARGE DATE coin.. so it have TWO REMARKBLE things about 1982 lincoln pennies !! Thank you 😉 it shows a good conservation and if you have any idea about it´s value will be appreciated, btw.. it weights 3.1 grams which means comes from copper mint, right?

  78. Hello .Josh . It me Dave .I have a 1970 Juliana Koningin Der Nederlanden witch has obvious doubling on the lettering I was wondering who I could send a picture of it too to have them look at it not have to send the coin to send a picture of it could you send me a link on

    1. Hi, Kitiya —

      Do you mean one side has the date 1968 and the other 1986? This would be an altered coin, consisting of the obverses from a 1968 Lincoln cent and 1986 Lincoln cent. Such a piece is a neat illusionist’s coin, but has no numismatic value.

      Best,
      Josh

      1. Sorry, I have 2 coins, 1 is a 1968 pennie and the other one is dated 1986 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2cc2f37e2b01dc0bc8a5bab96d53de8d16cb5f98152fd26027c1a88aee43caf1.jpg

        1. Hi, Kitiya —

          The 1968-D is worth about two cents for its copper value, while the 1986 is worth face value.

          While they are presently illegal to melt down, many people are holding aside all pre-1982 Lincoln Memorial cents for their copper value. Perhaps you might consider doing the same.

          Best,
          Josh

    1. Hi, Badal —

      A worn 1965 Lincoln cent is worth about 2 cents for its copper value and 20 to 30 cents if in typical uncirculated condition.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Abraham —

      I’m afraid the photo is a bit blurry; I’m not sure if this is a regular 1976 Lincoln cent or if you’re asking about something else more unusual about this coin.

      Thank you,
      Josh

  79. Hey josh i have one cent coin of 1997 d. I want to sell it. I am from india. I want to know the selling price and where to sell

    1. Hi, Nadeem —

      If your 1997-D Lincoln cent has any signs of wear, it is worth one cent (US).

      You might want to consider saving your coin as a memento.

      Best,
      Josh

        1. Hi, Nadeem —

          It is wort 1 cent (US) to collectors in the United States. It may have a bit more value for collectors outside the U.S.

          Best,
          Josh

    1. Hi, Pam —

      I will need more information and hopefully a photo, please!

      I look forward to finding out more about this interesting-sounding coin.

      Best,
      Josh

      1. For some reason I don’t see an upload photo option on here. Is there a way that I could email photos to you?

        1. Hi, Pam —

          Clicking the little rectangular icon just under the bottom left side of the comment box should allow you to upload photos!

          Best,
          Josh

          1. Hi, Pam —

            Are the unusual areas raised or sunken into the coin? I’m trying to get a really good look at the reverse (shield side). It seems there is a strip of metal that says “GOD” on it, as in IN GOD WE TRUST.

            This may be an error; if you wouldn’t mint re-uploading a clearer (if kindly possible) photo of the reverse/shield side that would be very helpful here. I think this may be something worth having authenticated but want to double check first.

            Thank you,
            Josh

          2. Some areas are sunken in, some are not. It does say GOD within the grove. Here are several more photos.

          3. Hi, Pam —

            I think this coin deserves an in-hand inspection the more I look at it. I would want to ensure this isn’t a coin that in some way has been altered either by fusing a sliver of obverse to the coin or through some other means of manipulation. However, I believe this may possibly be an error and suggest that you have the coin evaluated either by a numismatic professional who can see the coin in person or have a coin certification firm examine it.

            Here is info on coin certification companies: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

            Here is a searchable list of coin dealers near you: https://png.memberclicks.net/find-a-png-dealer

            And here are details on how to find a good coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/

            Best of luck,
            Josh

  80. Hi, I have a 1982 d large date zinc Lincoln cent, it also has a misaligned obverse and looks like a heavy gold tone. Can you tell me anything about this? Thank you, John h.

  81. Hi, I have 2 wheat pennies, 1925 and 1928. The 1925 is clean and looks circulated slightly but can see every detail and is shiny but not reflective. Can you tell me how much this is worth? Jamison b

    1. Hello, Jamison —

      Your cleaned 1925 Lincoln wheat cent is worth about 8 to 10 cents – it would have actually been worth more if it was not cleaned.

      The 1928 Lincoln cent, assuming it is not cleaned, is worth about 20 cents in typical worn condition.

      Thank you for checking the site out! Please feel free to come back with more coin questions in the future!

      Best,
      Josh

  82. Hello again..I have two 1943 steel pennies an I check with a magnet both stuck .how much are the worth .? Thank you https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6408db1706c8c63dfd51f8176ece102ad31757eb999f4d67e97510684de80dca.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8dcdbd77933b1aaa826c0ea462b94bf604f42a763f67942c06e977381fff5657.jpg

    1. Hi, David —

      Since both 1943 cents stick to a magnet, that means they are normal steel cents and are worth about 20 cents each.

      Thank you for your question!
      Josh

    1. Hi, Hamed —

      A 1968 Lincoln cent is worth only about twice its value, so it may not be worth your while to try selling it. If you do, you might get the most money for it by selling it on eBay.

      Good luck!
      Josh

  83. Hi, Emmanuel —

    The site you referred to unfortunately is referring to only uncirculated coins that are literally in perfect condition. The actual value of your 1995-D and 2007 Lincoln cents, assuming you found them in pocket change and they thus have wear, is only face value.

    Please check back here at The Fun Times Guide in the future when you want more accurate pricing on your coins! In the meantime, please feel free to check this guide out: 43 Most Valuable Pennies: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

    Good luck!
    Josh

  84. Hi. I have a ( United States of America one cent liberty 1970 s). How much is it? It says that it is $50,000 and up.

    1. Hi, Hamed —

      While it’s possible for a select few Lincoln Memorial cents to sell for $50,000 and up, most are worth between face value and $50. Would you please post a photo of your 1970-S Lincoln cent?

      Thank you,
      Josh

  85. hi joshua
    , its christine , 1 have a 1970 s penn , looks like maybe double shadow, double die . any worth

    1. Hi, Christine —

      Do you have a photo of this coin you can upload here, please?

      Thank you!
      Josh

      1. i accidently sent some photos that i would like for to delete when you receive them my daughters photos, please and thank you

        1. Hi, Christine —

          In the most discreet way I can think to ask, what comments/articles were those photos posted on? Have you tried removing them yourself so you don’t need to point out the article titles? If I see them first I’ll remove them, but I can’t seem to find them and I’m not sure where they are.

          Best,
          Josh

          1. joshua, i found the photos, i have some phots to share, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a65c4450b2afb7615b63f628d30707197cfea06dbbef03830128685db34541c9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a65c4450b2afb7615b63f628d30707197cfea06dbbef03830128685db34541c9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61141f61825305e6da1b5218413a64ef261ad8e4a34e3489b2e6d19b40ccdfb5.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec5208acda4598e38354acfc2f258c4a238717bf071d7209048c168c5db8b7cf.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b17d358ffa13504622a8d9aece48c578ee645362dacf1d4e8ce679548b717f96.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6882aeedb7eb19e3a3ad63381dc411cab193094d08b795e87377e57a8a3e1e45.jpg

          2. Hi, Christine —

            I’m afraid I can make out the date on only the 1965 quarter, which is worth face value. Perhaps you may be able to retake the photos of the other coins, please?

            Thank you!
            Josh

          3. curious is this my first doubl die, it looks like there are two 5 in 1985.o see any of in god we trust , all the lettering extends into th rim , the weird looking one wiall the m ess is a 1990.https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2031a8cc901106b50aaec68f1f7a77a238efc2ff99c338fdf38187181b7378a9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec5208acda4598e38354acfc2f258c4a238717bf071d7209048c168c5db8b7cf.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10b3651699ec05c19e6eebd74cd9511eff1003ea77b7c2e2521f5cde833192fb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2031a8cc901106b50aaec68f1f7a77a238efc2ff99c338fdf38187181b7378a9.jpg

          4. Hi, Christine —

            I’m afraid I really can’t make much out in these photos. Perhaps you might be able to retake these photos with a bit more clarity on the lettering and date, please?

            Thank you,
            Josh

  86. 2- 1968 pennies number 8 looks more like a B and perhaps other lettering not in full at the top I don’t know if I’m seeing right or not.. what can u tell me about this pennies. .

        1. Hi, Maria —

          Based on what I see in the photo, the “1942” date appears flattish due to heavy wear. I don’t see any attributions for a 1942-D double die cent.

          Your piece is still worth 5 to 10 cents!

          Thank you for your questions and photos,
          Josh

      1. Hi, Maria —

        The “8” digit is misshapen due to post-mint damage, which manifests in other ways on those coins (crimped edges, scratches, etc.). Both pieces are worth 2 cents for their copper value.

        Best,
        Josh

  87. Hello Joshua
    Thank u so much for ur input on the pennies.
    So what can u tell me about this 1959 silver quarter it is silver right.. or no..and if it’s worth anything at al.

    1. I also have a 1980 half dollar I don’t know if this how it suppose to look like but the hair line is covering some of the letter on liberty ( er ). Can u tell more about this one as well..

        1. Can u take a look at this 1953 s penny and tell me about it , it seems like there’s a few errors on the year and with the ( S ) and with ( In God we trust ) . Thank u..and im sorry i keep bothering u.

        2. Keen eye for keeping this 1985-D dime due to the interesting appearance, which is actually a combination of heavy edge/rim wear and perhaps a light strike.

          This piece is worth face value.

          Keep on checking your change!
          Josh

        1. Hi, Maria —

          Yes, your 1956 Lincoln cent is considered obsolete as the wheat ears reverse (“tail’s side”) design is no longer in production and hasn’t been since 1958. This date, however, is considered common and is worth 3 to 5 cents.

          Best,
          Josh

      1. Hi, Maria —

        The line and some of the other surface features on the 1980 half dollar relate back to post-mint damage. This piece is worth face value.

        Thank you for your question and photos!
        Josh

    2. Hi, Maria!

      Your 1959 Washington quarter is worth about $4 given current silver values. Nice find!

      Best,
      Josh

  88. Hello, I was wondering where anyone sells their doubled die cents? My local coin shops all told me there’s no market in my area for them and all they were interested in were silver coins. I actually have a few on this list and im positive they are legitimate doubled dies.

    1. Hi, Cody —

      The error/variety market can be a bit finicky, especially if you live in an area with relatively few coin collectors. People who pursue metals only for the sake of stacking silver coins as high as possible aren’t, for the most part, really “collectors” from the traditional sense of the word. If you want to sell your doubled dies (and those are great coins indeed) you might need to expand your search for coin dealers or consider the possibility of consigning them to a coin dealer in a larger region; listing them on eBay is another good idea.

      Here’s more info on looking for coin dealers: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/

      Good luck!
      Josh

  89. can anyone tell me is a 1997 penny with a silver rim and the back is about 75% copper 25% silver and the front is silver except a light copper over the head worth anything?

    1. Hi, Amanda —

      Based on your description of the coin, it sounds like the copper coating is significantly worn, exposing the coin’s zinc core.

      Best,
      Josh

  90. Hi @JoshuaTheFunTimesGuide:disqus This is a very interesting read and from reading these comments I can see you are very knowledgeable when it comes to the value of coins. I found your website while researching a 1962 One Cent Lincoln memorial coin that I’ve just found in the street. As I’m based in the UK, American cents are not something I see very often so I have no idea if this is just a common coin or if it holds any value. As you can see from my photos, it’s not in mint condition but the ‘liberty’ and ‘in god we trust’ are very close to the rim of the coin. Also, I did notice an unusual orientation for the coin when compared to other coins I have. If I rotate the coin horizontally, the reverse side.appears to be upside down. I’m not sure if this is normal for this coin or not but for every other coin I look at, both sides are the same way up if rotated horizontally. Obviously, if I rotated this Lincoln coin vertically, then both sides would appear to be the same way up.
    As this is a coin I found on the street, I may as well tell you about the other coins I found with it. I also found a 1974 Canada 10 Cents coin, 1988 Singapore 10 cents coin and 2x British half penny coins 1973 and 1979.
    Any info you could provide me on the Lincoln coin or any of the other coins would be really appreciated. I’m basically just wondering if it’s worth sticking them on eBay or not. Thanks.

    1. Hello, Reeve —

      Great question! While in the states such a coin would be worth only two or three cents for its copper value, in Britain there may be a collecting market for a 1962 cent for its value as a foreign coin/novelty. Just as, perhaps, well-worn New Pence coins from the 1970s and early 1980s may be worth only face value in Britain but about 10 cents (USD) in the states for their numismatic novelty here.

      All the pieces you mention in the previous comment are worth roughly 5 to 15 cents (USD); while the values of the coins you have found may not be much worth the trouble of listing them or selling them to a coin dealer, I do think they are worth hanging onto as the basis of a modern-day world coin collection.

      If you’re looking for more info about United States Lincoln cents, you might want to check this link out:

      43 Most Valuable U.S. Pennies Worth Hanging On To: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

      I have written briefly about Canadian coins here at The Fun Times Guide:

      Why I Love Collecting Canadian Coins: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/canadian_coins/

      Thank you for your questions! Please feel free to ask any other coin-related questions you may have!

      Cheers,
      Josh

      P.S. By the way, I have a soft spot in my heart for old British copper pennies — they are fun coins to collect!

  91. Also, another VERY interesting aspect of this coin that I’ve just noticed by zooming into the memorial side of the coin is the tiny Lincoln figure in the middle of the memorial building. On my coin this is impossible to see with the naked eye. TBH, I’m not sure if that figure is supposed to be there or if it’s just a fluke from wear and tear to the coin. I’ve circled it in the image.

    1. Hi, Reeve!

      Yes, the little figure of Lincoln is supposed to be on every Lincoln Memorial cent struck from 1959 through 2008, but what a cool little detail that most people don’t even know is there. I love your enthusiasm for these great old American coins. I hope you find many more in your travels!

      Always here to answer your coin questions,
      Josh

  92. Found this 1992 D looks to be close AM but also looks like a die cap not sure does anyone know?

    1. Hi, Greg —

      While the lettering is a bit distorted due to wear, the diagnostics appear to suggest this is a wide AM (regular) cent. This piece does have some of the characteristics of a capped die, though it also appears to have a somewhat normal strike on both faces, which leads me to believe this coin may actually be a regular coin that has post-mint damage; the anomaly here — the edges rolled over the lettering — could have been imparted by centrifugal force within a machine, such as a clothes dryer.

      I would feel better if this coin were inspected in-hand versus a photo (though these images are really crisp) mainly because I think the edges should be inspected under magnification, especially as it concerns the areas of the rim rolled upon the obverse and reverse.

      If you’re inclined to have the coin inspected by a third-party coin grader, you might consider some of the firms listed in this article: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

      You could also have it checked out by a local coin dealer. Here’s a searchable list of dealers around the country: https://png.memberclicks.net/find-a-png-dealer

      And more info on how to find a good coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/

      All the best!
      Josh

  93. Hello , Joshua. I have a 1918 .P , on the the reverse in the word in the United States word state is missing a T I’ve looked at it and took pictures of it I want to get your opinion on this do you know anything about A coin of that type I look in my red book but I can’t find it… Thank’s ..#1 Fan.

    1. Hello, David —

      The “T” is weakly struck but still discernible under magnification. It appears to be a filled die variety/error and would bring at best a nominal amount over book value among those who collect such anomalies. It’s worth somewhere around 25 cents.

      Thank you for your question and photos!
      Josh

    1. Hello, Jesus —

      When I blow each image up, it unfortunately becomes a bit blurry for me to really say if there are any indications of this coin being a doubled die. If you might be able to kindly retake these photos to provide clearer results upon zooming in, I would be happy to look again.

      Thank you,
      Josh

      1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/35428fb5ef9f349e6bd6578fb910be228717c521dc4a04afb0c4fffddf20e79f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e9b68fe6e1fada263ff100e143362d5b49d9cbe4416003ce59637f9c17f0d638.jpg

        1. Hi, Jesus –

          I’m afraid these photos look just about the same as the previous ones and I really can’t tell at the resolution level what’s going on, though I don’t seem to see any doubling at the photo level above.

          Best,
          Josh

    1. Hi, Ferhat —

      Your 1982-D Lincoln cent is worth face value; perhaps the other coins you referenced are worth more? I think you’ll want to check this link out — US Coins Worth More Than Face Value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

      Good luck,
      Josh

      1. have a lots coins to my collection .
        All Lincoln wheat pennies made from 1920-1958
        All Lincoln Memorial pennies made from 1959-1981
        Copper Lincoln Memorial pennies made in 1982
        and
        1 dime
        5 cents
        quarters
        6 buffalo nickels
        some bill money(1963 b series $1/1976 $2 bills/2003 a series,or more)
        1982 copper or bronze or more pennies …..
        so i want to sell some these..i can send you all pictures ,if you interested to buy.
        tank you

    1. Hi, Jesus —

      The redness is corrosion; this piece is worth about two cents for its copper value.

      Best,
      Josh

  94. I have a qustion so in1982 they stopped making copper penny so if you have a 1982 copper penny is it worth money

    1. Hi, Jesus —

      Not necessarily; some 1982 cents are worth two cents for their copper value, while others are worth face value.

      1982 cents that weigh 3.11 grams are made from the bronze composition and are worth double their face value, while those weighing 2.5 grams are worth face value.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi,

      This appears to be a nicely circulated 1968-D Lincoln cent worth about two cents for its copper value.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Daniel —

      This looks like a great variety but I have a hard time deciphering some of the details because a sI zoom in on the photo the details get blurry. Would you mind trying to upload a clearer photo, please?

      Thank you!
      Josh

      1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/07848eb946b4a83a49e6b770a6218085c92a7fc46230900e1e13fff182c34932.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2b7865b436097374d989e6e55c54dbe246da7e1755f9717f564ae6c4b0557ed.jpg

        1. Hi, Daniel —

          I suggest you have your coin evaluated by a third-party coin grading firm. It is difficult to tell in the photos if this is a die issue or strike issue.

          The article linked below lists a few of the top coin grading firms in the United States; bear in mind it could cost $15 to $30 for an evaluation, but this would be the best way to go. Plus, your coin will be encapsulated in a slab after it is inspected by a third-party coin grading firm, making it easier to sell if you wish.

          Slabbed Coins: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

          Good luck!
          Josh

      2. I sent pics I’ve taken it few people one gentleman 40 years in the business said he never seen this type strike an error before I don’t know what to do 🙁

    1. Hello there,

      I’m afraid this is an ordinary 1990 Lincoln cent worth face value based on what I see in the photos.

      Thank you for your question though!
      Josh

    1. Hi, Amanda —

      This 1972-S Lincoln cent appears to be a normal strike. Though worn, your 1972-S cent is still worth holding aside; it is worth at least 2 cents for its copper value and some collectors will pay up to 10 cents for worn San Francisco (“S”) mint Lincoln Memorial cents.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Jake —

      This coin is not a 1969-S doubled die cent; I do see hints of possible doubling in the letter “E” in STATES on the reverse. I tried bringing up the detail in zoom mode and some of the anomaly appears to be possible post-mint damage. If that is indeed doubling, it is light and quite possibly machine doubling, which would be worth little over face in this case.

      Thank you for your question and photos!
      Josh

      1. Thank you for replying i don’t really live by any real city’s I think the closest coin shop or anything like that is about 80 miles away I just started messing around with the coin thing and it’s pretty cool but no one to look at my coins but now I got a little better idea what’s going on so again thanks

        1. Hi, Adam —

          You have a normal 1990 Lincoln cent with machine doubling due to a deteriorating die. While it doesn’t really have any extra numismatic value, it’s a neat piece to hold aside.

          Thank you for your question and photos!
          Josh

          1. Hi, Adam —

            Your coin appears to have machine doubling. Such pieces are novel but aren’t rare and don’t carry and numismatic premium over ordinary. There may be a few collectors who will be willing to pay a small amount $1 to $2 to buy the coin if it caters to their interest.

            Best,
            Josh

    1. Hi, Kimberlo —

      It looks like your 1965 Lincoln cent has oxidized, which turned the surface darker. It’s normal for copper coins such as yours to turn different shades of brown and even black. This piece is worth two cents for its copper value.

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

  95. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0272fe491020b7516e98ca22c6a18a1a7ee0ac013cbb3255b5215b5270be4ae.jpg I Found a 73 S mint with doubling on the outer ring. What can you tell me about it?

    1. Hi, Jacob —

      The doubled rim on your 1973-S Lincoln cent is a common striking irregularity. Because the doubling is relatively minor and the coin is worn, this piece isn’t worth more than its metal value, or about 2 cents.

      Thank you for your question and photo!
      Josh

      1. Hi Josh,

        I am John Silva from India. I found some coins from my dads collection. Can you please let me know if they are valuable? Can you please send me your email address, so I can send the pics to you? My email id is [email protected]

        1. Hi, John —

          You can go right ahead and submit your photos right here on The Fun Times Guide to Coins comments forum! This is where we check out coins and provide answers…

          Looking forward to seeing your coins and helping you evaluate them!

          Best,
          Josh

  96. Hi Josh,
    If you could give me your opinion on this coin. I know they are not the best pictures but the coin is sealed in plastic. I don’t know if this is a dd or error coin. Thank you for your time and I enjoy reading your articles.
    Judy

    1. Hello, Muah —

      Great find… From what I can tell in the photos, this is quite possibly a doubled die, but if it is, it’s extremely well worn, making it difficult for me to tell A) Whether or not this is a doubled die, machine doubling, or something else and B) what type of doubled die this could be (there are different types).

      Here’s more info on 1960 doubled dies that you may find useful in comparing your coin to the photos… https://www.doubleddie.com/572234.html

      Best,
      Josh

      1. Thanks so much for the help. I appreciate it. Coin is still in original packaging and has never been touched so all that mess is from machine. When the day comes I take it out of package, I will repost an update.
        Many thanks,
        Judy

        1. Hi, Muah –

          The type of cellophane holder this 1960-D Lincoln cent is in is not original U.S. Mint packaging from that era, so it appears to be in an aftermarket holder of some sort… Very interesting!

          I think this coin is likely a variety of some sort, now we just need to rule out machine doubling in-hand some how.

          Best,
          Josh

  97. I have found one 1992 D, but not sure if it is a double die penny. Could you have me to check it out.

    1. Hello, Jeffrey —

      Based on the appearance of the doubling, etc. this appears to be machine doubling, not a doubled die. Such a piece is worth a small premium (in this case perhaps 50 cents to a dollar or so) to those who collect such anomalies.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hello, Morena —

      I don’t see any signs of a doubled ear on your 1984 penny at the resolution of this photo. I would be looking for doubling in the lobe, which I don’t see. If you would like to resubmit the photo at a higher resolution I’d be glad to take a second look.

      Good luck,
      Josh

  98. Hi, Nicholas —

    This appears to be a very nice looking circulated 1960-D large date Lincoln cent. It seems to have light amounts of wear on the high points and is worth 2 cents for its metal value.

    Thank you for your question and photos!
    Josh

  99. Hey josh i have a few coins 1969 s 1970 s 1971 s 1994 1984 d the 1969 s has double on the date and mint mark

    1. Hi, Jonah –

      It could be the photographic resolution, but I’m afraid I don’t see any doubling on the coins pictured here.

      All of the circulated pre-1982 Lincoln cents are worth 2 cents for their metal value and the ones made since are worth face value.

      Best,
      Josh

  100. I have searched online like crazy and either I’m clueless or its too rare. I have 1978 d Lincoln that as the usual wear and maybe common printing errors BUT what’s odd is the 7 and only 7 in 1978 is stamped twice or an extra something. I’m not an expert but it’s odd and trying to find info on it. Or other similar. I can gladly post pics.

    1. Hello, Laura —

      I wish I could blow the photo up to a larger size and get a better look, but it appears to be damage from multiple nail strikes, with the streaking occurring as the coin slid upon contact. Perhaps it was used to protect whatever surface lay under the nail as it was being struck through another material on top of the coin. There are other signs of damage perhaps caused by clamping or vicing.

      Thank you for your question and photos!
      Josh

  101. Also I found this 2015 penny with stripes . I can not find anything online to match it with. Maybe you can help. Thanks

    1. Hi, Laura —

      It looks like this coin may have been in contact with a striated adhesive-covered surface or perhaps even cardboard or heavy-bond textured paper. At any rate, the stripes were caused outside of the U.S. Mint.

      Best,
      Josh

  102. Hi Josua, I have a 1962 D that looks pretty new. Does that mean it was just never in circulation? Please see the pic. Thanks https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4fd326b14e87dde3adf78219c5e4a6f4cbe7f6768f5180b67e95155ce7fd9f7.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d97ec173f4613b2329ffb991aa93aa4e73888b2ff0648dd9f3ce9734cbf5e67c.jpg

    1. Hi, Laura —

      Yes, it appears your 1962-D may be uncirculated or very close to it (maybe a really nice About Uncirculated-58). I can’t tell for sure because I would need to inspect the coin under magnification to look for evidence of wear on the coin’s highest points. If the coin is uncirculated, its value could be $1 or more based on how nice the surfaces appear under magnification. A worn piece would be worth 2 to 3 cents.

      Thank you for your question and photo!
      Josh

        1. Thank you for your kind comments, Laura! We’re always here if you need any more coin answers!

          Best,
          Josh

    1. Hi, Nguyen —

      If you found your 1990 no-S Lincoln cent in pocket change, it’s more than likely a 1990 Philadelphia one cent coin, which doesn’t have a mintmark. If this is the case, and it’s worn, it’s worth face value.

      The valuable 1990 no-S Lincoln cents are typically found in collectors’ proof sets and have deep, mirror-like surfaces.

      I’d be glad to double check for you if you’d kindly upload a photo of your coin to this forum please.

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

      1. Hi Josh, thank you your anwser. I send you photo. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbaf1c27bf4da9fa563d4784a1e4ecb9a358094115958aba9a082fa24db55f66.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f02364adc87978f31a7f07e8e5301638d4c6396a53294d35bed7c75788098fc.jpg

        1. Hello, Nguyen —

          Yes, these are the circulation-issue 1990 Philadelphia Lincoln cents, which are worth face value.

          I hope you still enjoy the coins nevertheless!

          Best,
          Josh

          1. Hi Josh,
            May you help me to value these coins, the photos i sent you? how many are these?

          2. Hi, Nguyen —

            Your circulated 1990 Philadelphia-mint Lincoln cents are worth one cent each, as they are worn and are considered common.

            You might want to check out this link: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

            It lists out 43 pennies worth more than face value.

            Good luck as you continue searching for more interesting coins!

            Best,
            Josh

          3. Likewise! Please feel free to return and ask any coin-related question you wish.

            Until next time,
            Josh

  103. Hi Josh . Is this machine doubling? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25f850edce44d2c671740f198f302f6a7a6d6120a5d3121e68f607d004e83aab.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/642787801f5068faba7dd5cb4e724a09d7ad31f618d363f40d6da87995b37d35.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a686ee1170fa5a23130d261fff3e9aa31e5bf2b74d0b14d29d62369a39331a0e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7beff86b68f88f24c4358647e3651567c24283150be778f7b77c7d87d7c9cb42.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/46cbfb87813be66d5bcbae0bf9556cfccb58e8f04043042d76a45c8054974d18.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ab57973e88f3973ffa4a1eb2a16e278355e309976bdd686a704461fc29076ccd.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/180b9a3152d283ac3b26d22a76579e0917dac3b06544081f80bba02407c25c97.jpg

    1. Hello, Laura —

      The 1996-D appears to have machine doubling based on what I see in the photo and diagnostics on the coin. While the 1994-D appears to have post-mint damage, I’d be curious about getting a closer look at the mintmark to confirm it isn’t something else. The 1984-D appears to be a weakly struck piece and thus why the “L” is light or missing in “LIBERTY.” The “S” mintmark on the 1952 is close to the date but within general placement parameters. That one is worth 3 to 5 cents.

      Cool finds!
      Josh

  104. I have a 1961 D US nickel that has a M stamped on both front and reverse. What is the significance of the M if any?

    1. Hello, Kathryne —

      The “M” is a post-mint counterstamp. It’s likely the “M” was imprinted by a retail company, but determining its origin is unlikely unless we can find someone who remembers these when and where these coins were distributed.

      Best,
      Josh

        1. Thank you so much for those wonderful comments, Cathryne! Please feel free to stop by again in the future for answers to future coin-related questions!

    1. Hello, Marcia!

      Would you please upload a photo of your 1967 Lincoln cent here in the comments section?

      Thank you!
      Josh

    1. Hello, Judith —

      Your 1964 Lincoln cent is worth about twice its face value due to its copper value, but it isn’t necessarily a scarce coin. I think you’ll want to check out this basic list of which pennies are worth significantly more than face value. I can tell you from personal experience there are many pennies floating around in circulation that you’ll want to keep your eye out for:

      43 Pennies Worth Holding Onto: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

      Good luck!
      Josh

  105. hi josh.
    could you please help me check this coins https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a76b8682fc0de9a1769a9dd78734898a0cd69f28264e2c259e947a6540ea05a3.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad213f658160b40630f17d45bd69af73337680a3954b038bf789d145fcd0fd2f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/581fb0dc25ef41524ec2ac293bdb0454c2189e1a449ce0613eb4a1e3ad192b0b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d267d3e057cdcac1912aa3d82e473c2e07c1c78b94fabeea84b66d908377471.jpg

    1. Hello, Hannah —

      From what I can tell in the photos, the 1983-D may have a repunched mintmark and the 1985 appears to have reverse evidence of a die clash. If this checks out with an in-person evaluation, each coin would be worth around $2 to $5.

      Great finds!
      Josh

          1. hi josh.
            could you please help me check this coins https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d21b993b0b2ee64b73911ffb73dd822f56bf9689967d6ec2433e076bee32c98.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7467e8f99f4b6a9201f5aa41383126ff3b98a08f6d642e92885d66db4f4adc71.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0745e42ccadef64550d0f3a11cdbbf66affd46112e83659847cbfc1045e26dca.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e9ce5b74212496bcf8de8536839b99dc5a07c1e168f07c2afa9b61e84e89023.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e9ce5b74212496bcf8de8536839b99dc5a07c1e168f07c2afa9b61e84e89023.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ebacf52b87a9837068be4271fc8c25e0dd9ad68c82956b61afc1ad6b43fcbc73.jpg

          2. Hello, Hannah —

            The 1968-D Lincoln cent appears to have heavy upper obverse wear. Both that coin and the 1966 cent are worth two cents for their copper value.

            Thank you for your questions and photos!
            Josh

    1. Hi, Liset –

      It looks like this 1971-D Lincoln cent has had a rough 45 years, which is why it has those post-mint gouges and cuts! This nicely colored old Lincoln cent is still worth 2 cents for its copper value though.

      Thank you for your question and photo!
      Josh

  106. Here’s 2 coins that I’m getting FGs confused with each other. On the close AMs vs WAMs. What are the differences? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d45add1f7590287739f5a17114b1f8139ac23d0423b19015f1eadc8e564cb29a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c3f6aefcae549e23cd8f946de4af7237fa2b845729e0abb9c124780593f33a1.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/741bd3cb8c0fe7099f7b3152e9c452a40147b2c1e06c07d23cbdd00248e55709.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9699bf4705e4bf4bc99d7fe15827f5c07a04f1652e357d2e2e091f890825a22d.jpg

    1. Hello, Laura —

      FG stands for Frank Gasparro, the designer of the Lincoln Memorial cent reverse design. The 1992 AM shows the bottoms of the “A” and “M” in “AMERICA” virtually touching, which I don’t see in your photo. The 1993 cents don’t have any known AM varieties. In this case, both circulated pieces are worth face value.

      Thank you so much for your questions and photos!
      Josh

        1. Hello, Horace and Kelli —

          I’d be happy to answer your questions if you post them here in the comments forum! I look forward to reading them.

          Thank you!
          Josh

          1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e94e214898d817b67d642e8e34b06e3f022b4fca02d529405f69fd2390c832ea.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29d5e3a2766197ccc399ad02db41e51cb21cc3454d3527540a18c66ff30867ab.jpg I found a bunch of old Mercury NicKelsey Mercury dimes Roosevelt dimes Benjamin Franklin half dollars owed quarters openings I can get you a better picture if you need to look at them better it been circulated trying to find out more information about

          2. Hello, Horace —

            This is quite a nice looking collection. Are there any other images you could kindly provide? I would love to assist you in further determining the value of your collection.

            I look forward to hearing from you soon!
            Josh

  107. Here’s another 1889 Is suppose to have FG with tails or without? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b77fbe79041f69434cf36fead7ef5a12abcbfd202e62b278b1677e40a2399f08.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15578b046928400894a57891fce7ccfd422161fa6b98a025dee8f1a516a6dd71.jpg

    1. Hi, Laura —

      The FG initials for coin designer Frank Gasparro look normal on this coin.

      Thank you for your question and photos!
      Josh

  108. Heres a cool penny not worth much but not bad for a 105 year old penny https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/047644383bfbf851012bd66d7d40c55e9a144ce0164814ad8b56deb7395ccfdf.jpg

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    1. Hi, Alex —

      I’m afraid the lines and gouges are all forms of post-mint damage. Still, this 1970 Lincoln cent is worth two cents for its copper value, so it’s a profitable find. ‘

      Best,
      Josh

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  111. Hello, Alex —

    There is some nice definition to this date, but it’s appears normal in the photo. It looks like the coin may have been very well struck, which is an good thing, but not numismatically significant on a circulation 1996-P Roosevelt dime.

    Keep on looking, and don’t forget to be looking for the coins mentioned in this link, too: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

    Good luck,
    Josh

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    1. Hi, Hannah —

      What I see among these four images is possible doubling on the obverse of the 1964-D Lincoln cent. I zoomed in on the coin and it appears to have some spread in the word LIBERTY but I can’t tell for sure because the photo gets a bit grainy on closeup. Here’s some photos of known 1964-D doubled dies. None match this exactly (suggesting yours may simply have machine doubling) but there are several types of 1964-D doubled die cents out there. Perhaps yours is a newly discovered variety: https://www.doubleddie.com/520334.html

      Good luck!
      Josh

  113. Hi Josh,
    I have a 1995 penny that I can not find anything about online. I don’t know, this might be rare to not find anything about it or it might just be made like that, but other 1995 penny’s that i have are not apart like this one.. where it says in god we trust the T after the S is pretty far off, would it be wort https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8915d831cae4889ebad83122cdda48d2a169e7e9cbb72e8af69a07a9d7c21eb7.jpg h anything?

    1. Hi, Michael —

      The spacing looks about normal. There are minor differences, in some cases, concerning the spacing of lettering and other details on coins. In some cases, these are worth a lot of money, and in other cases they aren’t, but in this situation there is no attributed die variety to this effect on the 1995-D Lincoln cent.

      I hope this info is helpful,
      Josh

  114. Hi Josh,
    Also could you please look at these 1992 penny’s and tell me if I have a close AM one which i think i might

    but hard for me to tell. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8abcf11b27c71ebfa602351ac32f8eb5d9ccb112b3f8ab9bd35884b8f6aa68f1.jpg

    1. Hi, Michael —

      The image is a little blurry on my side as I blow it up; perhaps the top left one might be but I really can’t say for certain because what I’m looking for I can’t tell for certain; the very bottom right of the “A” should be essentially touching the bottom left of the “M” for it to be a Close AM coin.

      I hope this info helps! If you can kindly resend a clearer image I would be happy to look again!

      Thank you for your question and photo,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Jonasha —

      A 1903 Indian Head cent with a typical amount of wear for its age is worth $3 to $5. Here’s more info about Indian Head cents: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/indian_heady_penny_value/

      I hope this info helps!
      Josh

    1. Hi, Shark —

      You have a 2015-D Lincoln cent? If so, and it’s worn (even the slightest hint – if you found it in pocket change, it’s worn), is worth face value. Mint state examples are generally worth 10 cents and up.

      I hope this info helps,
      Josh

  115. I found a 1950 Lincoln penny… BUT IT HAS THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL! I double checked the date… 1950! What now? I thought was only wheats that year.

    1. Hi, Vickie –

      You’re right — the first Lincoln Memorial cent was released in 1959. It sounds like you have an altered novelty piece. I could tell you more and confirm if I could kindly see an uploaded image of the coin please.

      Thank you for your question!
      Josh

  116. Hi Josh, I have a 1952 no mint wheat penny that looks not centered. I also have a 1960 D penny and was wondering what date size is this consisered? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/020d1a4d7efb7459e554dc6562fbe00202596608441712605008473f33e9259c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f73dae97b64aa361111ee22da814143b308e5e76d80a25c17c4694c7e9687416.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca562e5e36d9fc19f66ae3bf9084dbe1cc5c168b0d80c0ad303f46951305306b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2e6527e790f90d69ad880e5ba6ebebd9b4caa3a4d4581e9f4b3b9666e27e57ff.jpg

    1. Hi, Lady —

      Yes, your 1952 penny is a tad off center, but not by enough to make it worth anything extra as an off-center error. Normally, a coin must be struck at least 5 to 10% off center for it to be collected as an error. Your piece, however, is still a very nice example of a circulated 1952 Lincoln cent with original chocolate brown color and is worth 5 to 10 cents.

      It’s a little hard to tell from the photo angle, but it appears this 1960-D Lincoln cent is a small date and is worth 50 cents to $1.

      Nice finds,
      Josh

  117. Thank you for the information An https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8edba1bfd93952d57a6153efca15fb41bd518bcfe554a276410abc2a062201c.jpg d quick reply Josh!
    I just found this one this morning but I’m finding a lot of controversy. It is a 1965 quarter. Is the one I have valuable?

    1. Hey, Lady!

      My pleasure! It looks like this 1965 quarter has been through a lot in its 51 years. I see a lot of surface damage on the reverse, which makes it hard for me say for whether or not the “blob” of metal near the “UNI” in “UNITED” is a cud, other type of error/variety, or merely post-mint damage. A close-up zoom on that area is a little blurry.

      If it’s possible to resubmit a clearer image I’d be happy to look at the coin again.

      Thanks!
      Josh

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    1. Hi, Alex —

      The 1955 Lincoln cent is a nice example worth about 20 cents. The 1944 Lincoln cent has a steely look, and I can see why you submitted it — perhaps a rare 1944 steel cent. Let’s say you give it a weigh and please let me know what the scale says.

      Thanks!
      Josh

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    1. Hi, Alex —

      It’s great to hear from you! I think the 1985 cent is toned, though it’s difficult for me to say exactly what caused the purple discoloration. I would personally hold it aside. The 1943 steel cent is worth about 10 cents. The 1982-P Washington quarter is worth approximately 30 to 40 cents.

      Thank you for your questions and photos!
      Josh

  120. Hello again Josh! I recently came across some interesting pennies. Can you give me an expert opinion on the value of my 1969 s penny and 1968 d quater? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cfb0c61479d778d2a4a395cbf671be6c01f8e2eef65259cc9ed8954274e1295e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb08c17a61520e12472bc60af53ebf87812c472f01983573bdc8af53ffa0a139.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6fec40a391606ede007cbfd24d3abf9e7734e766c09492ddab2d72cf2dcd1824.jpghttps://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c825a04e6ec8ab2aeb86d8f7bf48d83319eb856c30ba40446ea4dd9bb2e2aa7d.jpg

    1. Hi, Lady —

      The photo of the 1968-D Washington quarter isn’t coming through, but if it’s worn, it’s worth face value. Your 1969-S Lincoln cent shows no evidence of being a doubled die but does appear a little off-center, resulting in what appears to be a slightly doubled rim on the left obverse. Such a piece may be worth about $1 to collectors interested in such minor but nonetheless interesting errors.

      Thank you for your questions and photos!
      Josh

  121. Hi Josh, I found a unigue penny and was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. Because of the imprint it does not have a P or D. It is 1982. And on the back you can barely see it but there is “BERT” which I am guessing is part of liberty from the front between United and States.

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    2. Hi, Cynthia —

      Only 1982 cents minted at the Denver (D) and San Francisco Mints (S) have a mintmark; those from Philadelphia and West Point don’t.

      The photos below are very interesting… I see evidence of LIBERTY stamped on the reverse side, too. I believe this is most likely post-mint damage, but to be sure I recommend this coin be checked out by die variety and error expert John Wexler. Here’s his website: https://www.doubleddie.com/

      Again I believe it’s post-mint damage…

      Thank you!
      Josh

  122. here is the front https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ce99d3e6acb61e36421a364af2e42c45aa3a598b3586b69cc93c4c161cd14efc.jpg

  123. Hi bro! Here again!!:Joshua, if you remember the photo of a 1944 penny that looks like steel! I wanted to ask you if it is true that if you do not stick to a magnet. Is not it original? Because I try and do not stick to the magnet. On the other hand, I read that in those days, 2 franc francs were made in Philadelphia, and maybe that metal was mistakenly used? all right. I really do not know, but thank God you’re helping us with those doubts … thank You and here some coins https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1bfb37e89b3786fbf91401c510817fa69e2a936d8f9cf9fd5df2ba824692498b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ae5c590737e72bddf373e7f2369be3a74835f3ec145ad263c18e199173ee23b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5fdb8fced748b53fc59ab56041e66b6108e503311831646bc981704af83cb6f7.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4593914251d1acc73720cc747b517422a7cb9356399bb866be01fcf8f3b2bd15.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00d80060949a9f7e3ae152508b255baa133926a2416d098d6bdb444521c66a15.jpg https:// https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4593914251d1acc73720cc747b517422a7cb9356399bb866be01fcf8f3b2bd15.jpg uploads.disquscdn.com/images/05a0b3b5d8f25b52d04da45ee517732546cf1ae943a41c64dc0bab48c68852eb.jpg

    1. Hi, Alex —

      The 2-Francs coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint in were made on the zinc-coated steel planchets used for the 1943 steel cents. Those therefore have similar physical dimensions and weight as U.S. 1943 cents. Those would be magnetic. Off-metal U.S. error coins actually have been reported — great point to bring up. I don’t seem to see any errors with the coins you picture here.

      Here are approximate values of your coins:

      •1918 Lincoln penny – 10 to 15 cents
      •1931 Lincoln penny – 50 cents to $1
      •1936 Lincoln penny – 10 to 15 cents
      •1968-D Lincoln penny – 2 cents

      You’re really astute to be looking for off-metal errors, Alex. Do keep it up!

      Good luck,
      Josh

      QWERTY

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    1. Hi, Alex —

      All of these coins appear normal and are worth face value except for the 1934 Lincoln penny, which is worth about 5 to 10 cents.

      Best,
      Josh

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    1. Hi, Alex —

      The dime image appears a little blurry, but they all appear to be copper-nickel clad pieces, so they are worth face value. The 1945 and 1947 cents are worth about 5 cents each, and the 1964 and 1969 pennies are worth 2 cents each for their copper value.

      Thanks as always for your questions and photos!
      Josh

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    1. Hey, Alex!

      Of the coins and pieces in these shots, the pieces worth more than face value are the 1941 Jefferson nickel (10 to 15 cents) and the $100 1 ounce silver bar, which is presently worth about $18.

      Cheers,
      Josh

  127. Josh do you see An other face over. This coin? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ce9d01111663dacd7310fa4b6707f3c8dfd589079b7839983db451879a91e6f5.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e33135275115ae3049cd8dac3f9dd257737c489812d271088984d27d18abfd12.jpg

    1. Hi, Alex!

      The appearance of another face actually is caused by a wear pattern on this coin. While not rare, it’s certainly a cool-looking coin!

      Best,
      Josh

  128. Hi josh do you know anything about the 1994 Washington quarter with no mint mark I only seen one other with no info about it said it doesn’t exist in the 90’s on on the 80’s but not true I have one so doesn’t someone please please let me know

    1. Hi, Cassie!

      Would you please post a photo of your 1994 quarter without a mintmark so I can try figuring out what’s going on with it? It’s not a regular-issue coin, that’s for sure. So, it’s either a variety or the mintmark was removed due to post-mint damage.

      Thank you for your question! I look forward to seeing a photo of the coin, which you can post here.

      Cheers,
      Josh

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        1. Hi, Cassie —

          I see some possible die weakness at the 8 o’ clock position, but I don’t see anything in the photo that would suggest this quarter is worth more than face value.

          Thank you for your question!
          Josh

      2. Did you receive my photos https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/979cedda896c6dde56d8931ba81789b7ef3ffb180f73ef5f2cc6099a4e574bb9.jpg

        1. Hi, Cassie —

          It’s faint, but this 1994 quarter does have a P mintmark, right behind Washington’s hair bow. This piece is worth face value.

          Best,
          Josh

          1. Thanks Josh can I ask what is your opinion on these https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/446dc6ee44407f89057b07fd8d1a055a99c8a7bd718c1b483f64572960ceb2c7.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/371d1db6ba33aa0ba732c251880742a1d3d547694c952d7a7c8f5ba4051b4b31.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3f7b https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa74aebd12b5ed49f37dc3cc5a5b9d1658b8a4af01c2758b962389179f21630e.jpg 2799e1a745fa50dc395f2dcd158cda8bed9eb4002972c86b182a027b0c9.jpg

          2. Hey, Cassie —

            The 1916-D Mercury dime is convincing. I think its authentic based on the appearance of the mintmark and shaping of the date, but the edge of the coin would have to be inspected, as would its weight and overall surface details under 5-10X magnification. I think its best to get this one certified for peace of mind. But I do think its the real McCoy based on what I see so far.

            Here’s info on the different coin certification firms: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

            As for the 2007 Lincoln cent, it doesn’t seem to stand out. Is there something about it that appears unusual to you up close?

            Thanks,
            Josh

          3. Yeah I thought so to when I found it in all my barber dimes what’s the weight supposed to be. And do these go for do you think . I live in ri where can I get it authorize or who can I trust is the question I just started coin collecting last year I’m still learning. And I want to thank you very much for taking the time to look and give your opinon

          4. Hi, Cassie —

            You’re most welcome! The weight of a Mercury dime is supposed to be 2.5 grams (give or take one or two hundredths for wear, etc.). As for Rhode Island dealers, I suggest you check out this searchable list of dealers near you, expanding the search to Massachusetts and Connecticut if need be.

            Searchable list of coin dealers: https://png.memberclicks.net/find-a-png-dealer
            How to land a good coin dealer: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/coin_dealer/

            Good luck!
            Josh

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  129. What can tell me about these josh https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c938c988e82b2de2de7105143e712d2ab5147d91c33f620140e32b8f7960fb4.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6e63db053dcb09801cc30c6fda31013abad00e9a5bce9718203605b894130cde.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6452ff5c4504cb28fcc8e0f2fcf2f008934134c938e68419b84379f0b64ac44b.jpg

    1. Hi, Great —

      It looks like your Roosevelt dime is dated 2000-P and was weakly struck, which is why the fourth digit is so faint. Such pieces aren’t usually worth much over their regular value. However, it’s likely worth $1 to $2 if it’s a filled die.

      I don’t know what year your Jefferson war nickel is, so I can’t speculate its value.

      I’m not a paper currency expert, but as I can see the 1934 $20 bill is worth roughly $40 to 50.

      Thank you for your question!
      -Josh

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        1. Hi, Great —

          Very nice Lincoln wheat cents. Here are approximate values for each:

          •1912 Lincoln cent — 50 cents to $1
          •1910-S Lincoln cent — $12 to $15
          •1920 Lincoln cent — 25 to 50 cents
          •1923 Lincoln cent — 25 to 50 cents
          •1935 Lincoln cent — 10 to 15 cents
          •1936 Lincoln cent — 10 to 15 cents

          Best,
          Josh

    1. Hi Antonio,

      Please post a photo of this coin here in the forum for further information.

      Thank you,
      Josh

  130. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d3da1a9a74dbc58ac65b40197f677648d318d0e646c6987136a5c3284b6e374a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb3a6496d34defb0cf5bbb4bd4aff0414536173be84b18c9903be581e348dff1.jpg Hi Bro! 1990 ! See the letter

  131. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/529fb82efccdf80b8ba44ca9e48252370c2040e4c8a9e2395c4f8a6920de86b8.jpg and this 1960 nice!

  132. Hi bro! See this coin , https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bed6f65601d85fc68e82a1fe5002d9f68d20a62961afd263b3d15fe1bf6c166.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6714c15d9b1e48bc3d9083813f798b23bc7136da1a78ed4b8cee25fb5be4d716.jpg The damage transformed it into a landscape, the eagle took its real appearance !!

    1. Hi, Alex —

      Wow, this coin has seen some extensive environmental damage. The spots and discoloration are all caused by chemical damage. This interesting-looking coin is worth face value.

      Best,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Alex —

      I’m not familiar with this piece. It looks like some type of gambling token, but beyond that I’m not sure.

      Best,
      Josh

  133. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a817e9b20b25e35e2662c035d0a46fdc727c4e4e21839427a9b94a64082bbc5.j https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5dafbf5cf39979236d81c945f13b1c652bfd87821653471db785e18ca4ca11c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2424d35b886cf9774f0fb39a6dcb481a7f543a7f0b78f5be65b36925b31d1b7e.jpg pg
    Hello Josh,

    So I was going through a roll of newely obtained pennies and thought this silver looking 2007 D would be interesting to share, not to sure what to think of it, Any thoughts? and of course everyone’s dream coin
    ( besides the 1943 copper )
    Doubt this is thee one but its fun to think ,,,,,maybe it could be!

    1. Hello, Dia!

      What a fun thought to ponder. I can’t see the coin in person so I can’t tell just “how silver” it is, but I do urge yo to weigh the coin. It should weigh about 3.11 grams. Anything lighter or heavier and there is the real chance it could be an off-metal error. If it does weigh 3.11 grams (more or less) it is probably a regular copper cent that was plated with silver, pewter, or even mercury. ‘

      I hope this info helps!

      Good luck,
      Josh

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    1. Hi, Dia —

      It looks like your 2007-D penny was layered in pewter and antiqued. While the piece is unusual looking and probably worthy of holding aside as a novelty, it has no numismatic value over face.

      Thank you for your question and photo!
      Josh

    1. Hi, Blu —

      It is most likely a regular zinc-based penny that was the subject of a common science experiment in which the coin’s copper outer coating is removed through a chemical reaction.

      Here’s more info on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRiBYMv6Tz4

      Assuming this is the case, and the coin is not an off-metal error or sans-copper error, the coin is worth face value.

      Thank you for your question!
      Josh

  135. Hi can you please tell me if these are worth anything? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6ca6aef55803c3ef7d866dccabc84044d97a455c731d1c126407836107f42d5e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5af1d135890940cf269f4410569cd62fef42e9d55ed544da91beb7d248f49dbc.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f7a531fc3007fe880245df79ba6e8665f2e63c72429bbb216360a965e0126ab.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7cf53ab5309546ee9068e2b65be7ef7edcec6b919a7462534b90473d873af118.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/45edce6aaab3a844215e0912cd1144d05e2bc40d2c5d3c51dd1fe2f1056c04d9.jpg

    1. Hi, Michelle —

      I appreciate your question and photos. The 1951-D cent is worth about 3 to 5 cents, and the 1970-D is worth two cents for its copper value. The 1968 Roosevelt dime is made from a copper-nickel clad composition and is worth face value.

      Thank you,
      Josh

  136. Hi Jake, can you please look at the double imprinted penny and say is it just worth a penny or more. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf988753c51ed4293721f8c9e9c2636698c75cd8559580033455999bba96371a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b0327100f3b76bdaab1d448eaad9604c764200e79f98f52fe41f9f3645ce7f6.jpg

    1. Hi, Sandy —

      This appears to be a die clash error, and if so quite a drastic one at that. Such a piece could be worth $100 or more if authenticated as a die clash error.

      Best,
      Josh

  137. A great condition 1961 and 1968 wanted to know value also have a pretty wore 1920 wheat penny. thank you!

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    1. Great finds, Paul! It looks like your 1961-D and 1968 Lincoln cents are in uncirculated condition, and these are worth 20 to 50 cents each. The 1920 Lincoln cent exhibits great original, chocolate-brown color and has a value of approximately 50 cents.

      Best,
      Josh

      1. this was my first ever penny box also. i also found some other coins (1930, 40s, 50s,) and i might post pictures of those, no Indian heads though. :/

        1. Hi, Paul —

          Don’t give up. It’s very tough to find Indians and even difficult to find the wheats you’ve mentioned. I’ve done lots of roll searching and have determined that a wheat cent comes up, on average, every two cent rolls or so. You didn’t do badly at all.

          As for Indian Head cents, they are much tougher. I’ve never found one in circulation, and I have heard their frequency among rolls is possibly as little as 1 in 25,000 coins. So, don’t give up. Yours is out there somewhere!

          Cheers,
          Josh

          1. got a 1943 full set of steel pennies is great condition. of course i want to know how much the set is worth but also what each coin would be worth. thank you Josh for all the help https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6016c513db3ceb1d5226939cc1e789148fdf4f93ae1232820c62a95c0694cfdf.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/205874e81dbef5da3e8384ab377d45f6b080a008e24666b04fd7dbe2f377ba9e.jpg

          2. also (sorry for all the questions) i kept all the pre 1982 pennies that are worth 2+ cents because of their copper. How would I make a profit off of these pennies? I can’t melt them so what?

          3. Hi, Paul —

            Yes, while it is presently illegal to melt one-cent coins, there are still speculators who will pay extra for pre-1982 copper Lincoln Memorial cents. The larger the bulk lot, the lower the cost per coin. Expect to receive anywhere from 1.5 cents to 1.8 cents.

            Good luck,
            Josh

          4. Hi, Paul —

            I would have to see if these steel cents are original or reprocessed. Assuming they are original, unaltered coins in About Uncirculated to Mint-State 63 grade, I would peg the value of this set at around $2 to $5. If they are reprocessed, the value is closer to $1 to $1.50

            Nice coins!
            Josh

          5. Actually didn’t know that reprocessed steel pennies were a thing. I bought them from an older man that said he has had them for a very very long time so im fairly certain they are uncirculated. Thanks for all the help.

          6. They’re very nice-looking coins and they may be uncirculated indeed. It sounds like you bought them from somebody who was a pretty avid collector.

            All the best in your collecting journey! Please stop by again…
            Josh

  138. just found this in a penny box. I know little when it comes to pennies but i thought they made steel pennies during world war 2?

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    1. Hi, Blake —

      I’m not a professional coin authenticator, but there are several surface concerns with this piece that don’t seem to match the diagnostics of an original 1943 bronze cent. This coin needs to also be weighed and metallurgically tested for further confirmation. Without being able to test the coin further, my opinion is that this is a replica or perhaps an altered Lincoln cent.

      Thank you for your question and photo,
      Josh

  139. I’m not sure of your error coin knowledge but i found this off center penny! it looks great. no date sadly but i know its a pre-1982 copper penny. Thanks again Josh! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d86060e1961b0cc554761544350cf712f0676467abe065463f699ba2f9c74ede.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a253b410dba5b2df01b480f03293c5f0cb8ecbc432e4bacb81b6a88a453e6063.jpg

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    Does this error on the date of the penny have any value?

  141. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/082ee9c57230d0af82166766183579522ceebf5aac09f36f5f75678511fc611b.png Hi, may you help me to identify the last digit? It could be 1 or 7, but in both cases it looks different from the ordinary 1981 or 1987 Lincoln Pennies. Thank you 🙂
    Gabriel

  142. I found a 1979 penny missing the “in” and the “t” off “in God we trust” also the “1” & “9” are very faint. My dad gave me a whole bunch of pennies he has been saving for the last 40-years and it is in pretty good condition. Just pocket change. Is it worth having someone take a look at it? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5ba2b08d20c3a167569e291752a2f944277592d5594293fc0d70c4ba43d1e161.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/124786456e09509dd6c04bf71fc5ad1717e53b2cc99e7a72b78cc13ff94a84d3.jpg

    1. Hi, Yvonne —

      This looks like a very weakly struck 1979 Lincoln cent. Ordinarily coins of that vintage are struck quite well, so I believe the coin may have been struck by a die toward the end of its usable life. Normally such coins don’t really carry any extra value, but I’d keep it anyway in case a collector interested in such pieces happens to show interest.

      Thank you for your question and photos!
      Josh

        1. Hi, Paul —

          Without seeing a photo of your coin, I believe you have a Philadelphia-minted business-strike Roosevelt dime that, if worn, is worth face value. The Philadelphia Mint made a whopping 585,673,900 Roosevelt dimes in 1975, and is much more common than the very rare 1975 no-S proof Roosevelt dime made for coin collectors and now worth six figures.

          Thank you for your question!
          Josh

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  143. I came across a 1999-D Georgia state quarter and noticed the imprints were rather faint in some regions, namely the “liberty” and “We Trust” on the obverse, and state outline on the reverse. I was just curious, does this look like a casting error, or simply erosion from circulation, as it seems to have some heavy wearing on it?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0cc2fb0ca99945803afe1509dd01afdf2577a0f40765cbed56915da8245eb87c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/191b4fa22a165eeed12d57a786d13a5e9cdc5f1220e7ff98e8e67e41566c1f86.jpg

    1. Hello, Amir —

      I see the strike weaknesses you’re pointing out. It could be that the coin was struck by a late-state, worn die. Given that hint to go on, this piece is worth face value.

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

    1. Hi, Dalton –

      Well-circulated 1890 Indian Head cents are worth $2 to $5.

      Thank you for your comments,
      Josh

  144. Hi I have one cent 1989 with no letter is this worth anything ?
    1986 D, 1973 D, 1995 no letter, & 2001 D
    THANK YOU

    1. Hello, Denize —

      The 1973-D Lincoln cent is worth 2 cents for its copper value. The others, assuming they are worn, are worth face value.

      Thank you for your question!
      Josh

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    1. Any idea what the odd looking penny is? It’s quite bigger & feels like steel. It does make a louder ding noise when i drop it on the table.

      1. Hi, Richard —

        I’d need to weigh the 1983-D cent to see if it were authentic or not. It should weigh 2.5 grams, which is the standard weight of a zinc-based, copper-plated Lincoln cent made since 1982.

        Thank you for your question and photo,
        Josh

        1. Yes it does weigh in at 2.5 grams but it doesn’t explain why it’s much bigger than a regular size penny

          1. Very bizarre, Richard… the steel color and look is likely the coin’s zinc inner core, but I can’t explain why it looks bigger unless the coin was flattened, though I don’t believe I see any indication the coin was squashed, per se — I don’t seem to see much surface damage that would ordinarily be consistent with that theory.

            I wish I could assist further, but I don’t know what happened. I am virtually 100 percent sure this is a post-mint situation, though.

            Best,
            Josh

    1. Hi, Trey —

      A 1956-D Lincoln cent in circulated condition is worth 3 to 5 cents. Love collecting those old wheat cents!

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

    1. Totally, Mike! Here’s a guide you’ll want to check out….

      43 Pennies Worth Holding Onto: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

  146. I am brand brand brand new to all of this. I came across this 1973 penny, could you help me explain the “RTY” in LIBERTY on this? I looked as close as I could with a magnifier, and didn’t see any damage to the coin that would make the letters skew like this….but what do I know. I don’t see any errors listed for ’73 anywhere, can you make sense of this?? If Thanks. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16dcbe992d2103d8bb5bb9d26f4462e297e4d046cf351923e40d0a8873034c70.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93b292e608e89e5471c8b7dc4e5600ffdff02a4e70fa24e5ceeb747dc8b0599f.jpg

    1. I would think that if the coin was warped somehow and that pushed the letters down, I would see similar damage on the rear in the corresponding spot. I’ll try to post a pic of the back if you need it. Thanks.

    2. Hi, Michael —

      Welcome to the hobby! This is a fairly normal-looking LIBERTY. Sometimes, die deterioration and other issues will cause issues with lettering and other design elements on a coin.

      Here’s some more info on coins you can find in pocket change that are worth more than face value: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/us-coins/

      Good luck!
      Josh

      1. Thanks. Didn’t think of it as a value coin, it just confused me. Hadn’t seen lettering start to point down in the middle like that yet. Die deterioration. Thanks for the lesson.

        1. Hi, Michael,

          Yes, based on the photograph, that is what it appears to be. Granted, there are minor die variations sometimes, but usually tilting letters, etc., are die deterioration, if not direct damage to the individual coin itself, the latter of which does not appear to be the case here.

  147. I have this 1995 penny, again I am new, maybe slight doubling on the date, and what looks like doubling to me on IN GOD WE TRUST….maybe? I’m not experienced enough with identifying different types of doubling yet. But each letter appears to have it. Can you help? Thanks. Here are some pics.

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    1. Here are some better pics I hope:

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      1. Hi,

        Thanks for the extra photos. From what I can tell, there is no sign of die doubling in the areas of the coin where doubling is found on a 1995 doubled die cent. This may be a lesser die variety, but in all likelihood it has diagnostics that look more like machine doubling, which isn’t an error but rather a sign of a worn die.

        I’d hang onto this coin in case it’s a minor die variety but I believe this piece is not worth more than face value as it appears worn.

        Keep searching! You’re looking for the right types of coins!

        Cheers,
        Josh

    2. Hi, Michael —

      Can you please also include a photo of the LIBERTY portion of the coin? could be promising but I’ll need to see the entire obverse (heads) first!

      Thanks!
      Josh

  148. A 1960 D……..small date?? If so, any value? Thanks, Josh.

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    1. Hi, Michael —

      This in fact is a 1960-D small date. It’s circulated and thus worth about 5 to 10 cents.

      Great find! These are relatively scarcer coins!

      Best,
      Josh

  149. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/576e20f7e77cc4176c440066b2da5f0728dc11f0e67632479094b54ede7989da.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a85bcb4f6b275bff5a3583d9366387ebdc4a33c3e705e0adb2bb5681c36374d.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/233935eee469906785ff2f918fb0c63f1ee60125f589445647e09a8f373098b3.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe45587593603f407a2a2b15d4c49371016dd76d700b6fcdd713a62038253879.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aacddc5f5287c72699c5ad94b55cfb91ad945ae20abed5dd2db08b2c654e1899.jpg

    1. Hi, Hanna —

      While I don’t seem to see any photos of the reverses (tails) of the coins, they look normal based on what I see on the obverse (heads) and don’t see anything suggesting they’re worth more than face value.

      Best,
      Josh

  150. Are these coins have no value at all because they had been altered, even though they were the 1990 w/o S pennies ? I’ve 34 of them , all state stamped. Thx !
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    1. Hi, Lucia —

      The famous 1990 no-S penny was made at the San Francisco Mint and originally included in special collector proof sets. Those 1990 no-S error pennies have a mirror-like surface and were struck differently than these 1990 pennies, which were made at the Philadelphia mint. Actually, even though these coins have post-mint counterstamps, people do collect these particular types of altered pennies, which were counterstamped by a company that sold them as part of a larger collection of “state” pennies (these are in no way officially connected to the U.S. Mint 50 States Quarters program). Some collectors will pay between 10 cents and 25 cents or even more for each of these novelty pennies.

      Neat finds!
      Josh

  151. Hi Josh, came across this one. This mint mark looks odd, so I read and found some info about 1944 D/S. While it probably isn’t, could this be the 2nd variety of the D/S I just read about? It says the 1st variety is more sought after, and this doesn’t look like that, but was wondering if it might be the 2nd? Your better trained eyes would be able to tell me what is really going on here, if anything. Thanks.
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    1. Hi, Michael —

      I do see some anomaly surface interruptions there around the mintmark that I’d want to check out in-hand (but can’t) so I can tilt the coin at different angles under magnification. I have a link here that mentions diagnostics and has photos that might be useful for you as you examine the coin at various angles: https://www.lincolncentresource.com/OMMS/1944omm1and2.html

      Please let me know what you find if at all!

      Good luck,
      Josh

  152. Hello i have had a box of collectible coins stored aways for about 20 years now that was handed down through the family and i came across a penny in a air tight sealed 1992 d penny with the words uncirculated written on the sealed baggy the rest of the letters are worn off and unable to read but by lookiny at the A M on the back it very well looks like this is a close AM penny! I need help plz message me back or email me thanks

    1. Hi, Joe —

      I saw the photo — thank you for sending it along. Unfortunately it looks like you have a 1992-D Lincoln cent with regular spacing between the letters. On the Close AM, it appears the bottoms of the “A” and the “M” are nearly touching. This piece, since it is nicely preserved as an uncirculated specimen, is worth around 20 cents.

      Best,
      Josh

  153. I have a 1996 D, error *OLIBERTY* and double date

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    1. Hi, Jose —

      You may have something here… I’d like to recommend this coin be evaluated in-hand to confirm whether or not this is a doubled die of some type or machine doubling. You might consider reaching out to variety expert John Wexler: https://www.doubleddie.com/

      Good luck!
      Josh

  154. tengo un pennie de 1996 D, con error de acuñacion, tiene una letra mas dice *OLIBERTY* y doble fecha,
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  155. couple of questions for anyone who can answer. i have a 1911 wheat penny that i would like to know if its an s or just a no mint mark, also i have a 2005 penny that appears to have a major issue with the beard line chin ear and hair, i am rather new at this and info would be very appreciated thank you very much.

    1. Hello, Chad —

      If there is no mintmark under the date on your 1911 Lincoln cent, then it was made in Philadelphia and is worth about 50 cents to $1.50 in average circulated grades. Would you mind kindly posting a photo of your 2005 cent here so I can check out what might be going on with your coin?

      Thanks!
      Josh

  156. Hi,
    I purchased 4 bags of 100 coins of unstarched coins from World Reserve Monetary exchange 2 years back.
    I found a 1972 penny with out in god we trust ?,
    What might be its worth.

    Thanks
    Harsha https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/672313ef63f778641f2c52b8aa7e11baf3ec150c4a39753d18f5ff126e0b3efc.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/378ed6b44fba606567febe9da8fe88dec8d889be9b76bc072b4dd8d3233d5948.jpg

    1. Hmmm…. This is very interesting… what else is convincing is that there are several details exhibiting weakness, suggesting this coin may be a filled-die error. It might be worth sending into a coin variety/error expert for a closer look.

      Here are two suggestions:

      CONECA: https://varietyvista.com/ind…
      John Wexler: https://www.doubleddie.com/

      Cool find, and good luck!
      -Josh

  157. IS a red 1962-d double die error penny worth anything https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42a9e70b3eb0d346ddf240784ccbae5b8e77e94dfb0fc2ae4ff6e9f53ceb3c5b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1cd273f99a730127d26b3536cebf9414c3a90bd326dc50d23106df360ad9751b.jpg

    1. HI, Alec –

      Hmm… very interesting…. Would you please repost the obverse (head’s side) as clearly as possible so I could further advise?

      Thank you,
      Josh

      1. Josh, the picture does no justice for the color. If you cannot tell, the shape of the obverse side itself has quite the radius compared to its other flat side. The shape of the coin around the shoulder and arm area is far from consistent and the lip on both sides is not equal. Also the spacing next to liberty. This coin was saved by someone who had quite the collection so I doubt its damage caused after its release. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17040713d7b8f8849d93728ddaf333f343ee217236b897ea094a593a8935731a.jpg

        1. Hi, Alec —

          That’s interesting… I can’t see the size and shaping abnormalities in the photo, but perhaps it’s something that could be attributed if the coin were evaluated in-hand. I am also trying to blow the photo of the coin up and examine the doubling better, which I can see in the date and perhaps some of the lettering from afar but is unfortunately too fuzzy up close to judge if it is machine doubling or die doubling. I hate to have you repost another photo, but if it’s possible to do so with clearer results on a zoom into the date allowing clear lines at 10X, that would be helpful.

          I am unable to handle in-hand evaluations but I suggest two sites with individuals who might be able to inspect the coin further if you’re physically unable to obtain a clearer photo. These include:

          CONECA: https://varietyvista.com/index.htm
          John Wexler, die variety expert: https://www.doubleddie.com/

          Good luck, a
          Josh

          1. It’s very obvious that Lincoln himself is twice the size and depth of any other penny https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29863ca0608539c04115a885e907102fd93200d89c14d0bd604840d2f94468b0.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36528ed88954e0254ecc82a04c54c0c647b0e1501cbf1eb643013bfa8b73c2b0https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6886ca88c80d19c6416dd4efb3909b2895f4921cad96e0fe22a0a91965f24cf6.jpg

          2. Hi, Alec —

            Yes, you’re certainly not seeing things… Actually, the depth and clarity of the Lincoln detail has changed over the years, with the design being particularly bold from the 1960s into the early 1970s. The Lincoln design, while more detailed than ever is actually the flattest it has ever been. As these are normal variances for the die impressions during those years, there really isn’t any value difference due to the differing appearance of Lincoln alone. However, the 1950-S Lincoln cent is worth about 5 to 10 cents while the 1962-D and 1974-D cents you have here are worth 2 cents each for their copper metal content.

            Great observations — thanks for sharing them here!

            Best,
            Josh

  158. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/418fa2166258371302baaadb0d9763f56446104c3778f1e3524dfe1fb30d3ec0.jpg Hi. I have a few coins I was curious to know if they were anything of value. 1 is a 1975 penny that was struck pretty hard on the top side.

    1. Hi, Nathan —

      May we see close images of this coin, with a photo or two of the reverse side?

      Thank you,
      Josh

        1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0973fffdd69655caa9f94455a789a2f42b90429a27c7bc3d210c1b4962ee523.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54fccf192d2470c00724a724653ded231561cd402a93a60d43a15298014a115e.jpg

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          2. Hi, Nathan —

            As I mentioned earlier, these coins will need an in-hand evaluation to be verified for authenticity, but I’m afraid based on these very clear images you posted (thank you!) that these look like replicas. The color, strike, design details, lettering, and other points are simply not owing to authentic coins. These are however still decent replicas and would look nice in a collection that represents early American coinage.

            Thank you for posting these images!
            Josh

          3. Damm I would have to say you are very good. I put a magnet to them and all of the coin flew to it. Damm too good to be true. Thanks for all your input.

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          2. Hi, Nathan —

            I’m tied on if this is a multiple-strike error or another type of error in which two planchets were stamped together — or something else entirely. This is actually unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and am not sure what too sure what to categorize this one as. I think it’s a good idea to get a second opinion from variety and error expert John Wexler or the folks at CONECA.

            Here’s their info:

            CONECA: https://varietyvista.com/index.htm
            John Wexler: https://www.doubleddie.com/

            Good luck!
            Josh

  159. And the other three were a 1795,96,&99 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74436273259252770bc51e1f59dd543b90e5fc9feca32397627e741324d98ec7.jpg thank you for all your help.

    1. HI, Nathan —

      As I advise all individuals who show me photos of uncertified early American coins in what appear to be very high grades, it is best to get these examined by a coin dealer and, preferably, a third-party coin certification service. Early American dollar coins are highly counterfeited. Assuming these coins are real, each is worth $2,500+ in the grades shown here. Again, given the value of these early coins and the fact that they are so frequently forged, it’s worth getting them professionally authenticated.

      Here’s info on the top certification companies: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/slabbed_coins/

      Good luck!
      Josh

  160. Hi, may you help me to identify the last digit? It could be 1 or 7, but
    in both cases it looks different from the ordinary 1981 or 1987 Lincoln
    Pennies. Thank you 🙂
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    1. Hello, Gabriele —

      It appears to be a damaged 1981 Lincoln cent; it’s still worth two cents for its copper value.

      All my best,
      Josh

  161. Im new to this, and i would appreciate if anyone Can verify if these are worth anything. 1969s,1969d,1969 no mintmark.Thank you https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b8951fe87fb09bb526430f7e9be626d10c9f2ebfc5f7fac94d82c3eb76bf0f9f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4552d7b3f1ead32d56591d9ab460c836e102d4b98a34c17bf437259ba584eb3b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c12c11600cfaabf0967cd8d5f1fb2fb078ef1bd8e9aa893308af5cd92696664d.jpg

    1. Hi, Gabriel —

      Yes, each of these coins is worth two cents each for their intrinsic copper value. P.S. — be sure to keep all pre-1982 Lincoln Memorial cents, because they are made from the more valuable copper-based composition. Here’s more info: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/copper-pennies/

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

      1. Thank you ,now if you dont mind me asking , what are some rare or valuable pennies i should be looking at .. Thank you Josh

        1. Hi, Gabriel —

          Here’s a comprehensive list of 43 of the most valuable pennies that are worth looking for: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/valuable-pennies/

          Good luck!
          Josh

  162. I have a lot of pennies with corrosion on them and believe some of them are doubled-dies. How can I clean them for closer inspection

    1. Hi, Ken —

      You don’t need to clean them, as that would ruin the coin and drastically lower their value. Would you please post a couple photos of the coins you’re curious about here and we can try and see if the doubling is caused by doubling on the die (valuable) or from deterioration of the die (not valuable).

      Thank you for reaching out,
      Josh

  163. Ok Josh, this one really PISSES ME OFF (as I am sure it would annoy any collector). I found this 1983 Doubled Die Reverse (yay!!) that has suffered BADLY from what I am guessing is Verdigris (oh COME ON, MAN!!).

    I am posting pics, you’ll be almost as disappointed as I am, such a shame, since where the damage ISN’T is actually in very good condition (Brown).

    Any way to salvage ANY value from this coin (I doubt it)?? Professional “cleaning” or restoration? Acetone? Verdiclean? Is it worth it? PCGS puts a value on the coin even in grades below MS. If not worth it, any suggestions to at least clean it up and make it look halfway presentable?

    Thanks,

    Michael

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    1. A few more pics of despair:

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      1. Michael,

        You rescued it! And found a totally identifiable 1983 double die cent. Yes, these are very hard photos to look at, but you made an incredible find nevertheless.

        Best,
        Josh

    2. Hi, Michael —

      Shameful that this coin got this way. I wonder if it had actually circulated for years and nobody noticed the doubling? You’d be surprised (or maybe not) how few people outside of diehard collectors really take time to look at their pennies. Circulated zinc cents of the mid 1980s are now generally in generally deplorable condition across the board (when did you last find a really nice, circulated zinc cent of this age with evenly brown, un-mottled, unspotted surfaces?), so this may actually just be a piece that simply has circulated for years and suffered the consequences.

      Two wrongs don’t make a right, so I definitely don’t suggest a cleaning, but I do recommend trying to see what comes with acetone first (considered safe for removal of certain substances from the surface of a coin). You might consider professional restoration services, but I’m not sure what this would cost for services to this specific piece.

      The cool thing here is that you found a genuine 1983 doubled die — something that is very hard to do. I think even in this state, the coin is still worth somewhere in the $75 to $150 range.

      Congratulations!
      Josh

      1. Thanks! After I do the acetone soak (how long would you recommend?), would you suggest submission to ANACS for a Details grade?

        1. Hi, Michael —

          I’m not sure if there is an advised minimum of time between an acetone wash and certification attempt, but I’d suggest letting the coin sit for at least a few days for traces of the acetone to evaporate.

          Good luck,
          Josh

          1. In your opinion, is it worth getting a Details grade from ANACS for this coin?

          2. Hi, Michael —

            From every indication I see in the photo, this is not a machine doubled coin but a true doubled die. My concern is how much you get for it if you try to sell it. If you’re trying to make a net profit from selling it, you might be cutting it close on the profit margin. Book value may be one thing, but the amount you actually get for it might be only half of book if a dealer doesn’t sell many doubled dies, has some on hand that he can’t sell, etc.

            I think if you can get it certified for under $20 or $30, go for it. Otherwise, you may not be making a really good profit margin if you try selling the coin to a dealer who finds the Lincoln cent variety market weak.

            Good luck,
            Josh

            P.S. This information is presented merely as my personal insights and should not be considered financial or investment advice.

  164. Hi Joshua,
    Could you take a look at this 1970 one dime, with no mint mark ?
    Its in a need and nice condition.
    With thanks,
    Fred https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b773fa57cd5a0770b937043f854ae6ac02aae7e3ca7a93d40f1f2bac880cc730.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8486cde9bac9b7eec39d2184ea4e4cd000bd30f3b17f813472df321a4160244.jpg

    1. Hi, Frederick,

      This is a 1970 Philadelphia dime with moderate wear that’s worth face value. Unfortunately, it isn’t the collector 1970 no-S proof Roosevelt dime error, which is distinguished by squarer-looking rims, sharper details, and mirror-like surfaces.

      Best wishes,
      Josh

      1. Hi Joshua,
        Thanks for your expert opinion !
        Frederick

        2017-04-25 1:15 GMT+02:00 Disqus :

          1. Hi Joshua,
            Again I stumble on a two wheat penny’s which seems to have an error.
            On both 1969 and 1969 D the FG initials are missing.
            Could that be a normality for that year ?
            Looking forward for your opinion !
            Best wishes,
            Fred
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          2. Hi, Frederik —

            Upon blowing up the images more, I actually do see the FGs there… They’re faint but they’re there… I’m sorry. On the bright side, these are each still worth two cents for their copper value.

            Thank you for your question and photos!
            Josh

          3. Hi Joshua,
            Could you take a look at this 1948 D, in which the date has a error in the 9 !
            With thanks,
            Fred https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/526d1ca25a4551b5a206f3807df7eefd36432c70500410a3c98e52bcd9587b45.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ba27d468d5b3f05fe5df483264ea0b3fc1053c8be6466bef0cce2d4f4be4db4.jpg

          4. Hi, Frederik —

            Hmm… I do see something going on with the last digit in the date. The image is a tad fuzzy. Would you mind kindly re-uploading the photo so I can try taking a better look?

            Thank you,
            Josh

          5. Hi Joshua,
            I already send you those pictures, but couldn’t see them back on the site, so I send them again.
            Today is nice weather over here and made some new pictures in the open air
            Hope they are good enough !
            With regards,
            Fred
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            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d61700841ff735a64823022550e85ecb7b2a953864b306b44aa176eb2abb770.jpg of the 1948 D.

      2. Hi Joshua,
        By looking into memorial penny’s I have problems finding out if those penny’s are small dated, or large.
        Could you take a look into the pictures ?
        Its a 1960 and 1970 S coin.
        Hope I don’t ask to much of your time !
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        1. Hi, Frederik —

          These both appear to be large dates.

          Thank you for the great photos,
          Josh

  165. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3eea23211a5a8f4caa87304985015ff9f368e60f70afb45c76f1f5fed255b042.jpg Umm……….. I have a 1962 penny , any idea what it’s worth for

  166. Hello! I was wondering if anyone could tell me the value of my 1968, 1972, 1962, and 1980 pennies. The 1962 one is in a bad state as of now but is not terrible. Here’s a picture of them. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/05333d81a499dce689064fd96b133db2d3f46c0301f534df2afb8e0d63a17e9c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2fd5ff24dc11e2bef8fe06d93c4d68457149650b1924555dff29671ece7dbdf3.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8308df8856b84be53120fe5d0e85f90403549c7aac7821a44e043686293445e9.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/203cd87c6fff6a3554d13c0f6d6b16ed6b90098ea2b5c6c30bbe9d08f27f458e.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ca1ecf11a7ccfbd1057764e0d81c5034bdc4f68f3536a84c86d1467f7e41d74d.jpg ec1b32b90495176d28d2f2aae9dddfce296eb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bea097e4aa65913906310e46fc90140e4d0e9ca3f39b01b82659ff0fc588f58.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ed67e92260f7fbabf95b5d4e6c78ce96e62974d8d19caee93ea1ddbdda802bb.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/720d64dce97de25628d5ea50705af51db0944246f02cb3e1097038b83c882d73.jpg

    1. Hi, SonicFan!

      I hope you’ll be pleased to know that all of these pre-1982 copper cents are worth twice their face value due to their intrinsic metal content. In fact, it would actually be worth your while to save all pre-1982 Lincoln Memorial pennies, as they’re worth around 2 cents each these days.

      Here’s more info: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/copper-pennies/

      Best wishes,
      Josh

  167. And don’t forget my 1969 Nickel! Here’s a picture of it… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76755f8df207e18c973fe49ecad020d55765e800e7ba705f2bf1d44ed23b97e5.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a7aa9940291635bb168ab0d130a704b75e2425c1d634a37e0fb4cc3c60c724c.jpg

    1. Hi, SonicFan!

      Good to hear from you again(!) 1969-D nickels are common enough that they only increase on value above face if they’re in uncirculated condition. As yours shows signs of wear, yours is worth five cents.

      Thank you for your questions and photos!
      Josh

  168. Going through some change i found a very thick edged, no mint mark 1982 penny. It is circulated i only looked at it because it felt so odd https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2820019942d3619e78563669a34762eb83f6c74a15bac205256444c133a85cb2.jpg
    Beside regular thickness penny
    Weight is 3.05 grams
    I run a register veryday and never seen one this way, wondering if valueable or collectable

  169. hi I have alot of Original Bank Rolls First picture 1959-D- Federal Reserve Bank Of Chicago over 100 Rolls & over 100 – 1960-D- Bank Of Chase Manhatten & 9-Rolls of 1960 Small Date 3rd picture Very high Premium thought i’d share hope you like !! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9896f892ed30893e34185f64e5537cd293487f9f35c9e730f6533c3c4d607acc.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/569da7fbb925ecc7bee0f870f57b1a1e35333b8b61dac16ce00b328e2f239157.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/594c03bab2ae881159dd538e1b90b64fc57bbc760d809b2e4af0f35d5be4a3ee.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bcbca5f124cff4b38782b573c68726e2ef8000b1ad856a48cc626c25e8a2aaeb.jpg

    1. Hey there, Kevin!

      Wow, I’m a real nut for original bank rolls, especially those that are more than 30 or 40 years old. Really cool… I’m going to guess you know these are easily worth $5 to $10 or more each and, of course, may contain errors, varieties, and/or supreme gem-quality pieces.

      Awesome,
      Josh

      1. Hey Josh ,apoligize for Delay,glad you liked , nice to hear back from you,, True Gem Rolls 1959 D Fed Res,Bank of Chicago-are the reds to the left i have about 80 to 100 -1960 SD & LD Rolls aswell as the 1960-D-SD Rolls wrapped still & i have tubed and put the correct / OBW wrap tape to tube, aswell 75 proof rolls, , I thought those pics get someones attention i know if shoes were on other foot i’d feel that way,,honestly $$$ Wise I really lucked out and still am, Local Hoard over 240 Lincoln rolls 60-64 & over 300 rolls of Jefferson’s ,been buying some of that aswell, I will have over 300 wrapped to go thru ,lol crazy to think of but fun aswell, ,I will be selling 3 rolls of Original 1960 P – Small Date Rolls in 3 seperate I took 1960 rolls aswell as some others to a popular jeweler, who instead of BS he was down to earth,, and told me to start a roll ,at $ 100.00 ,Retail Value is close bye,,i will throw up link,, in next day or 2,I collected those rolls from 2 people and 59 D continue to do so,,by 50 rolls a shot OBW $$ wise super cheap were on Grey Sheet.he uses, Bank of Chase Manhatten any questiones please ask,,,,,

        1. This is really cool, Kevin. As you know, original rolls are becoming an ever-increasing area of interest for collectors, so keep doing what you’re doing!

          Best wishes,
          Josh

          1. Want something let me know. .im sure you have a hoard lol. . Me yes. All my daughters..i enjoy giving to people. Seeeing ones smile. Are Large date 1960 worth buying OBW. ? Thanks. Enjoy your day

          2. That is so very kind, Kevin! Thank you even for the offer. What a wonderful gesture. I wish I had saved more rolls from years past as you did! I think any of those old rolls are worth hanging on to, and if you can buy them at a price you feel is fair I’d say buy a few and stock them away. There will come a time when these rolls go from being scarce novelties to real rarities as more and more are opened and the coins within are pored over for individual grading or for helping to build coin sets.

            All my best to you, sir!
            Josh

  170. 1967 penny. The top parts of Numbers 9 and 6 are pushed down. What do you think?
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    1. Hi, Christine —

      From what I see it’s post-Mint damage, but the coin is still worth two cents for its copper value. You might also note, while in this case inconsequential to the coin’s value, the fact that the obverse is off-center by about 2 percent.

      Neat find,
      Josh

  171. Hi, I have a 1946-D penny with an error. I would assume it was circulation, except the error is on both sides. Can you advise? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cc5a342f008b9e2ef086fce571b8960531fe2be3bd9f364976cc05fe12d341f8.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/487b52d70f7d58e3836163383041563da05de33f6eb62e5a90cd8ded0f84db2f.png

    1. Hi, Maddie —

      It’s a little hard to tell with the pixels what the mark is, but it’s certainly a post-Mint counterstamp. Masons counterstamp pennies with similar round insignias, but I can’t see what the logo inside is, if there is one. If this is a mason penny or another type of advertising novelty coin it could be worth about $1 or so to novelty coin collectors.

      Interesting find!
      Josh

      1. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10bd8995fe47cc339ba0a3e72929c639db846cd0dc67458b06796445f29dd553.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4388c9cc0d7a1aca62f9d72179ed2c3b5986a11f9f39c207f6c70449c2f78181.jpg

        Hi, Josh. I’m enjoying this new hobby as well. I had a question about this 1968S Lincoln penny. I don’t think it’s dd, but I still struggle with identifying. Also, it weighs 3.08 grams. Was this normal for ’68? Thanks in advance!

        1. Hi, Maddie —

          Very keen of you for checking the weight to see if anything is unusual with this coin. Even though the standard weight of a pre-1982 Lincoln Memorial cent is 3.11 grams, there are tolerances that allow for slight variables in the weight; 3.08 grams is not unusually low for an uncirculated (or nearly so) 1968-S Lincoln cent. By the way, this piece appears to look normal in the photo. Still it’s worth at least 2 cents for its copper value, and perhaps a little more if it really is uncirculated.

          Thank you for reaching out,
          Josh

          1. Thank you for the reply. I was wondering if you could tell from the photos if it is small or large date. As a beginner, I’m not always sure I’m identifying the marks correctly. Kind regards.

  172. You say 1966 pennies did not have mint marks. I have a 1966D Lincoln penny. How can that be?

    1. Hi, Leslie —

      Yes, 1966 pennies (and, actually, all United States coins bearing the dates 1965 through 1967) were struck without mintmarks. It sounds like your coin has a post-Mint alteration. May I see a photo of this coin to assist you further?

      Thank you for reaching out,
      Josh

  173. hello i was conrious about my lincoln memoria pennies 2000D got many mintmark at the back also have in over the date its look like 2000°
    and under the shoulderr have 3 letter (VO8) dont sure if it is cos very small dont see cleared.i need micro cam .thank you for nswering me

    1. Hi, Dada —

      This sounds like a question that would best be accompanied by a photo or two, which I understand you’re hoping to get. I’d love to help further once you ca submit a photo, because I’m afraid this is something I’d need to see to really provide any substantive opinion.

      Best wishes,
      Josh

  174. this some picture of my lincoln .i see under here shoulder is VDB letters
    what that mean and is it worth?

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    1. Hi, Dada —

      The VDB letters are the initials of original Lincoln cent designer Victor David Brenner. You can read more about him and his initials here: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1909_vdb_penny/

      Thank you for your question,
      Josh

    1. Hello, Yousef —

      Here’s info about the value of your 1974 penny: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/1974-penny-value/

      Good luck,
      Josh

  175. I have a 1987 Lincoln penny that was
    struck on a dime planchat it appears .Is missing half the VDB and has a crack in places around the rim with silver clad in them.The crack very noticeable on reverse again packed with silver clad material. Has lines all across both sides top to bottom and can see signs of another coin in flat areas.
    Is this my million dollar penny?

    1. Hi, Shawn —

      Would you please post a photo of this coin so I can further advise?

      Thank you,
      Josh

  176. I have.old.that.years.
    Of pennys.wher.lm.
    Cant.saler.1969s 1969D.
    1968D 1960.
    1944s 1946D 1946s.
    1970s 1938D 1950D
    1956D y muchos mas.

  177. Hi Josh, I came across this 1966 Nickel in really good condition, strong fields (I think). I am posting a side by side pic between this coin, and the highest graded coin for 1966 (non FS). Could you give me your opinion if you think this is worth being sent for grading? The left pics are my coin, the right is the graded coin that sold for over $600. Thanks
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    1. Hi, Michael —

      Nice 1966 Jefferson nickel! It’s always hard to provide a really good estimate on grades from a photo due to lighting, etc., however, your coin on the left has nice surfaces. The only two things that I *think* (again, this is a photo — I’m sure the coin looks better in-hand) may be an issue are what appears to be a heavier scratch across the reverse field starting at “E” in “FIVE” and heading northeast toward the first “L” in “MONTICELLO” and softness in the steps and other central features on the building.

      The coin appears to have some incredible luster and overall nice eye appeal. If you want to send it in, I’d say go for it, but I’m not really sure how high this coin would grade due to the apparent reverse scratch and what seems to be muddled detail in the steps. Just my two cents based on a photo.

      Fingers crossed for you!
      Josh

        1. Hi, Michael –

          Sure thing, you’re welcome. Yes, I wasn’t sure if you were seeking an opinion on the FS status of the coin on the left or not, but either way it’s a pretty coin with lots of luster. As for MS-66, it’s hard to say. I’d definitely grade with a major service (PCGS, NGC, ANACS, or ICG) but bear in mind the reverse scratch(?) might be an issue. But then again, who knows?

          Wishing you the best!
          -Josh

      1. Hi Josh i would like to see how much my indian head cent is worth https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/938de2e60546a318a097da5208268a81459949a8434acf9e9ea60feb532b9d54.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/419873368dc82770daed9e86e6ee288edf153cf1fb39fec0c4a888e3ade7b8d5.jpg
        and in person if you look at it it’s in mint or close to mint condition

        1. Hi, Exportgeek —

          This is a lovely 1907 Indian Head cent with lots of detail. This piece appears to grade around Very Fine and should be worth $2.50 to $3.

          Nice coin!
          -Josh

          1. Hi, Exportgeek —

            Only the Philadelphia Mint struck Indian Head cents made 1907 Indian Head cents, and since the Philadelphia Mint did not place a mintmark on its coins then, this is a Philadelphia-minted coin.

            Here’s more info on mintmarks: https://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/mint_marks_letters_on_coins/

            Best wishes,
            Josh