The Lincoln Memorial penny was made from 1959 to 2008. It was — and still is — a fixture in United States commerce. While most Lincoln Memorial pennies are worth only face value (or a little more), there are a few rare Lincoln Memorial pennies you should be keeping your eye out for. Here are 5 classics, plus 3 recently discovered rare pennies.
Benjamin Franklin designed the first U.S. penny in 1787 (called a Fugio cent). The U.S. Mint started producing pennies in 1793 with Large cents (1793-1857), followed by Flying Eagle cents (1856-1858), Indian Head cents (1859-1909), and Lincoln cents (1909-present). One of the most popular pennies among collectors is a Lincoln cent design: the Lincoln Wheat penny (1909-1958). Here, experienced coin collectors are sharing fun ways to collect pennies, how to grade pennies to determine their condition & value, which pennies are the rarest & most valuable, and how much U.S. pennies are worth (by year).
Did you know that the Indian Head penny does not actually have an Indian on it? It’s Lady Liberty wearing an Indian headdress! Here are some fun facts about Indian Head pennies and the ones that are the most valuable today.
Since the 1970s, the West Point Mint has struck millions of coins. The West Point Mint currently strikes bullion coins (silver, gold, and platinum) and commemorative coins, In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Point Mint made Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters. The first West Point Mint coins did not have a mintmark. The W West Point Mint Mark first appeared in 1984. Here’s more about the many types of West Point coins, including some West Point coins you may have in your pocket right now and their current value!
Have a 1946 penny? Looking for the value of a 1946 wheat penny? You’ve come to the right place! See what 1946 pennies are worth today and how many were made. Plus, info about the scarce and valuable 1946-S S Over D error penny.
What is a 1945 penny worth today? You might be shocked at the value of 1945 pennies, and even more surprised to find out what makes these old wheat pennies some of the hottest World War II collectibles around! Here’s why you should save every 1945 wheat penny you find…
Looking for the 1934 penny value? Here’s the ultimate guide to 1934 pennies — their current value, why 1934 pennies are important to coin collectors, and how many of these old pennies were made.
Have you heard about the 1958 penny worth $150,000? Think you might have this 1958 penny error in your possession? See if you have the rare 1958 double die penny or just a regular 1958 wheat penny + Find the current 1958 penny value for all versions of the coin here.
Have a 1942 wheat penny, 1942-D penny, 1942-S penny, or another rare 1942 penny? See the current 1942 penny value. Find out here if you’ve got a rare 1942 penny worth thousands of dollars!
Even if you’re not into coin collecting, here’s a list of rare pennies you should hold onto. One of the most popular is the 1943 wheat penny. Other rare pennies on this list include the 1792 penny, 1793 penny, 1844 penny, 1856 penny, 1877 penny, 1909 penny, 1924 penny, 1936 penny, 1943 penny, 1955 penny, 1974 penny, and other silver pennies. I’ve also included some tips to help you find out the value of your pennies.
Do you know how to tell a copper penny from a zinc penny? Here are 4 ways to tell if you have a copper penny vs. a zinc penny. When you finish reading these 4 tips, you’ll know how to quickly tell zinc pennies from copper pennies!
You probably have some valuable pennies in your loose change! Here’s an awesome cheat sheet showing the rare pennies you should be looking for. These 43 pennies found in circulation are worth 1 dollar or more… each! I’ve collected pennies since I was a kid, and I’ve put together a list of the best places to find rare pennies worth money.
Did you find a 1911 penny? Want to know what your 1911 wheat penny is worth? Here’s a list of 1911 penny values — including the 1911-D penny and 1911-S penny — and why you should definitely hold onto 1911 wheat pennies!
Most worn 1964 pennies that you’ll find in circulation are worth the value of their copper content — or about 2 cents. But some 1964 penny values are MUCH higher — like the 1964 SMS penny. Here’s how to tell if you have a rare 1964 SMS penny why these 1964 pennies are worth so much.
There are 8 rare pennies worth money (like $1,000+ apiece!) in circulation today – and they could turn up in your pocket change! Here are 8 valuable pennies to look for.
There’s a rare 1999 penny error that is worth hundreds of dollars and you could find it in your pocket change! Here’s how to tell if you have a 1999 Wide AM penny or not. Plus, see all 1999 penny values.
Think you might have a rare 1943 penny? Wondering how much a 1943 silver wheat penny is worth? Even though your 1943 penny might look silvery in color, technically, you have a 1943 steel penny. See the current value here.
Are the letters A and M in AMERICA close together or far apart on your 1992 penny? If they’re close together, then you may have the rare 1992 penny error! Here’s what to look for on your 1992 pennies to find out if you have a 1992 Close AM penny or just a regular 1992 penny. See what the Close AM penny and all other 1992 pennies are worth today!
What’s the 1995 penny value today? Well, there are a few 1995 pennies that are worth more than face value: a 1995 double die penny (which was a 1995 penny error), a 1995-D penny, a 1995-S proof penny, and a no mintmark 1995 penny. Here’s how to tell what your 1995 penny is worth.
Do you have a 1989-D penny or a 1989-S penny? What about a plain 1989 penny with no mintmark? Some 1989-D copper pennies are worth $3,000! And there are some other 1989 pennies worth more than face value as well. Here’s how to tell if you have a valuable 1989 penny or a 1989 penny worth 1 cent — see what your 1989 penny value is today.
Someone found a 1982 copper penny worth $18,800 — and you could too! Here’s everything you want to know about the 1982 D penny – and how to find a 1982 small date penny. See what you should be looking for.
Want to know what your 1990 penny is worth? Maybe you’ve got 1990 pennies with no letter (no mintmark) and you’re curious if you have the rare, valuable 1990 No S penny. I’m going to help you figure out whether or not you have the rare 1990 penny worth thousands of dollars, and I’ll also […]
What’s your 1983 penny worth? Let’s explore the value of 1983 pennies. See how to spot a 1983 doubled die cent and the rare 1983 d penny (copper penny). This is the ultimate guide to 1983 pennies – including how many were made and how to determine your 1983 penny value.
It’s true — there’s a rare 1983 copper penny (specifically, a 1983-D penny) that’s worth $15,000. It’s a coin that many numismatic experts (those who study coins) still don’t fully understand — because it’s unlike any other copper penny the United States Mint has ever made. And there may be more out there just like […]
Have you got a 1974 penny? What about a 1974 silver penny? Here’s the info you’re looking for: the current 1974 penny value, plus everything you need to know about the 1974 aluminum penny (that most people call silver).
What is a 1960 penny worth? Find your 1960 penny value here. Also see how to tell a 1960 Large Date & 1960 Small Date penny apart – they are worth much more.