This coin value guide will give you an idea of how much your Lincoln Memorial, Lincoln Bicentennial and Lincoln Union Shield pennies minted from 1959 through today are worth. The table listed below provides average coin values and prices based upon the condition of the coin.

### Lincoln Memorial Penny Market Analysis

Lincoln Memorial pennies are very common today and you can find most dates in circulation today.

However, some Lincoln cents have more than a penny's worth of copper in them, but it is illegal to melt them. Lincoln pennies minted from 1959 to 1982 are made of 95% copper and have about 2.5 cents worth of copper in them. Beginning in 1982, the U.S. Mint began using zinc planchets that were coated with a thin layer of pure copper. These cents have less than one-half cent worth of zinc and copper in them. In order to discourage hoarding, half the pennies minted in 1982 were copper and the other half zinc.

### Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

The following Lincoln Memorial pennies in any condition, are worth considerable more than common ones. Therefore, before you start celebrating your new found fortune, have the coin authenticated by a reputable coin dealer or third-party grading service. In 2009 the U.S. Mint changed the design of the reverse to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with four different reverse designs.

In 2010 a new reverse with a Union Shield was introduced.

- 1970-S Small Date
- 1972 Doubled Die
- 1983 Doubled Die
- 1984 Doubled Die
- 1995 Doubled Die

Quick Link:

- Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties for Lincoln Memorial Cents (with descriptions and detailed photos)

### Condition or Grade

If your coin is worn and looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below, it is considered a circulated coin.

- Photo of a Circulated Lincoln Memorial Penny

If your coin looks similar to the one illustrated in the link below and has no evidence of wear due to being in circulation, it is considered an uncirculated coin.

- Photo of an Uncirculated Lincoln Memorial Penny

### Mint Marks

Lincoln Memorial cents were produced at three different mints: Philadelphia (no mint mark), Denver (**D**) and San Francisco (**S**). As illustrated in the picture link below, the mint mark is located on the front of the coin, just below the date. Technically, they were also produced for a short time at the West Point Mint, but mint marks were not used for these coins and hence they are indistinguishable from the Philadelphia ones.

- Photo of the Lincoln Memorial Penny Mint Mark Location

Lincoln Memorial Penny Average Prices and Values

The following table lists the ** buy price** (what you can expect to pay to a dealer to purchase the coin) and

**(what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin). The first column lists the date and mint mark (see the photo link above) followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average**

*sell value**Lincoln Memorial one cent coin. The next two columns list the buy price and the sell value for an average*

**circulated***.*

**uncirculated**These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and a number of other factors that determine its worth.

Date & Mint | Circulated | Uncirculated | |||

Buy | Sell | Buy | Sell | ||

1959 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1959-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1960 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1960 Sm. Date | $0.28 | $0.13 | $2.30 | $1.70 | |

1960-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.15 | |

1960-D Sm. Date | $0.08 | $0.04 | $0.39 | $0.28 | |

1961 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.15 | |

1961-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.15 | |

1962 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.15 | |

1962-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1963 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1963-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1964 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1964-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1965 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.15 | |

1965 SMS | F.V. | F.V. | $1.30 | $0.90 | |

1966 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

1966 SMS | F.V. | F.V. | $1.40 | $1.00 | |

1967 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.33 | $0.15 | |

1967 SMS | F.V. | F.V. | $1.30 | $0.90 | |

1968 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1968-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1968-S | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1969 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1969-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1969-S | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.10 | |

Date & Mint | Circulated | Uncirculated | |||

Buy | Sell | Buy | Sell | ||

1970 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1970-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1970-S Lg. Date | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1970-S Sm. Date * | $10.00 | $4.90 | $27.00 | $20.00 | |

1971 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1971-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.10 | |

1971-S | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1972 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1972 DDO * | $210.00 | $100.00 | $340.00 | $240.00 | |

1972-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1972-S | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1973 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1973-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1973-S | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1974 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1974-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1974-S | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1975 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1975-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1976 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1976-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1977 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1977-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1978 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1978-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

Date & Mint | Circulated | Uncirculated | |||

Buy | Sell | Buy | Sell | ||

1979 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1979-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1980 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1980-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1981 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1981-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1982 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1982-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1983 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.23 | $0.10 | |

1983 DDR * | - | - | $170.00 | $120.00 | |

1983-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1984 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1984 DDO * Dbl. Ear | - | - | $120.00 | $80.00 | |

1984-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.27 | $0.10 | |

1985 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1985-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.24 | $0.10 | |

1986 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1986-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.25 | $0.10 | |

1987 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1987-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1988 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1988-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1989 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1989-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

Date & Mint | Circulated | Uncirculated | |||

Buy | Sell | Buy | Sell | ||

1990 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1990-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1991 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1991-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1992 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1992-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1993 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1993-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1994 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1994-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1995 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1995 DDO * | - | - | $27.00 | $18.00 | |

1995-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1996 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1996-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1997 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1997-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1998 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1998-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

1999 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

1999-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

2000 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.22 | $0.10 | |

2000-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

2001 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.22 | $0.10 | |

2001-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

2002 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

2002-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

2003 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

2003-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

Date & Mint | Circulated | Uncirculated | |||

Buy | Sell | Buy | Sell | ||

2004 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

2004-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.22 | $0.10 | |

2005 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.22 | $0.10 | |

2005-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

2006 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.22 | $0.10 | |

2006-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

2007 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

2007-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

2008 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.21 | $0.10 | |

2008-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.20 | $0.10 | |

Lincoln Bicentennial Reverse | |||||

2009 Birth & Childhood | F.V. | F.V. | $0.29 | $0.10 | |

2009-D Birth & Childhood | F.V. | F.V. | $0.30 | $0.10 | |

2009 Formative Years | F.V. | F.V. | $0.31 | $0.10 | |

2009-D Formative Years | F.V. | F.V. | $0.29 | $0.10 | |

2009 Prof Life Proof | F.V. | F.V. | $0.29 | $0.10 | |

2009-D Prof Life Proof | F.V. | F.V. | $0.29 | $0.10 | |

2009 Presidency Proof | F.V. | F.V. | $0.32 | $0.10 | |

2009-D Presidency Proof | F.V. | F.V. | $0.32 | $0.10 | |

Union Shield Reverse | |||||

Date & Mint | Circulated | Uncirculated | |||

Buy | Sell | Buy | Sell | ||

2010 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.27 | $0.15 | |

2010-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.26 | $0.15 | |

2011 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | $0.50 | |

2011-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.77 | $0.50 | |

2012 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.70 | $0.50 | |

2012-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.77 | $0.50 | |

2013 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.76 | $0.50 | |

2013-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.72 | $0.50 | |

2014 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | $0.50 | |

2014-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.76 | $0.50 | |

2015 | F.V. | F.V. | $0.75 | $0.50 | |

2015-D | F.V. | F.V. | $0.78 | $0.50 | |

CompleteDate-Mint Set Total Coins: 118 | F.V. | F.V. | $32.00 | $20.00 | |

CompleteDate Set Total Coins: 58 | F.V. | F.V. | $15.00 | $10.00 |

* = These coins are considered Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties for Lincoln Memorial Cents

F.V. = Face Value

DDO = Doubled Die Obverse

DDR = Doubled Die Reverse