Is there anything special about a 1959 penny?
The 1959 penny is special because it became the first to bear a reverse (or tails) portrait of the Lincoln Memorial. The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. in 1922 to honor the life of President Abraham Lincoln, who remains on the obverse (head’s side) of the one-cent coin today.
How can you tell if a penny is doubled die?
Many people mistake double struck coins for doubled die coins. The key difference is that double struck coins are struck more than once while the coin is in the coining chamber of the coining press. When this happens, the first impression is flattened, or sometimes obliterated by the second strike.
Is a 1967 penny worth anything?
Most 1967 pennies in circulated condition are only worth their weight in copper. The current copper melt value for each penny is about $0.02. These coins can only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. The 1967 penny with no mint mark is worth around $0.20 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade.
Are there any valuable old pennies?
Arguably the most valuable one penny coin is the 1933 George V penny, which is worth an estimated value of £72,000. Although this was originally created as a pattern coin – which means it is not intended for release into circulation – it is believed seven were issued, making them extraordinarily rare.
How much is a 1969 S doubled die penny worth?
The 1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent Circulated 1969-S doubled die cents are generally worth $10,000 USD and up, while uncirculated specimens typically sell for $35,000 to $50,000 or more.
How rare is a 1969 penny?
At the time, Potter estimated that a Mint State 1969-S doubled die obverse is worth at least $44,000 and maybe as much as $100,000 or more depending on the grade it gets. Experts estimate that the number of known specimens of this 1969-S doubled die penny is only about 40 to 50 coins.
How much is a 1968 penny worth?
CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1968 Lincoln Penny value at an average of 1 cent, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $12. (see details)…
Is there anything special about a 1968 penny?
Most 1968 pennies in circulated condition are only worth their weight in copper. The current copper melt value for each penny is about $0.02. These coins can only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. The 1968 penny with no mint mark is worth around $0.25 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade.
Why are 1968 pennies worth more than 1967 pennies?
Per coin tracker, the average value of both 1967 and 1968 pennies is 1 cent. So basically, the only way 1968 penny is worth more than a 1967 is if it is in much better condition.
Is a 1955 penny rare?
The 1955 doubled die error has been a significantly scarce collectible coin since it was first discovered in New England soon after the coins were minted. It is thought that about 40,000 were made in one evening at the Philadelphia Mint and that perhaps 20,000 to 24,000 entered circulation.
Are there any rare 1p coins?
Rarest 1p. With 1.5 billion pennies struck by the Royal Mint in the first year alone of decimalisation, back in 1971, finding any value in your coppers might seem unlikely.
How much is a penny from 1959 worth today?
Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around 1 cent, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $28 at auction.
What year are the rare pennies?
What year pennies have errors?
Where can I sell valuable pennies?
Fair Coin Markets
- Great Collections. Found online at GreatCollections.com this site allows you to sell your coins with low fees.
- Heritage Auctions.
- All US Dollar Coins.
- All US Halves.
- All US Quarters.
- All US Dimes.
- All US Nickels.
How much is a 1968 double die penny worth?
Value of 1968 S Doubled Die Obverse For an average grade regular strike 1968 S DDO, the price is about $8. Uncirculated examples are worth approximately $20. Proof 1968 S DDOs are worth much more due to their lower mintage and more regulated minting process.
What are rare pennies to look for?
So before you say, “Keep the change,” check to see if you have any of these valuable pennies:
- 1943 Bronze Lincoln. (Image: Heritage Auctions, HA.com)
- 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse.
- 1992 Close AM Reverse.
- 1972 Doubled Die Obverse.
- 1995 Doubled Die Obverse.
- 1999 Wide AM Reverse.
- 1983 Double Die Reverse.