Find the Value of 4 Different Lincoln Cents
Who doesn’t want to find an elusive and valuable penny in their change jar?
The 1910 Lincoln Cent was minted in two U.S. Mints and can be a valuable Cent coin, depending on its type, condition, and which mint issued it.
The Philadelphia Mint produced 4,083 1910 Proof Lincoln Pennies. These are matte Proofs worth up to $400 in a PF-63 state. The U.S. Mint at Philadelphia struck 146,801,218 Lincoln Cents the same year. These are worth $0.35 in Good-4 grades and $25 in MS-63 condition. Neither variety features a mint mark.
The San Francisco Mint issued 6,045,500 1910 Cents in 1910, identified by an S mint mark. In Good-4 grades, these are worth $17. 1910 Pennies from San Francisco in MS-63 condition are valued at $120.
The 1919 Lincoln Cent was produced in three U.S. Mints. Based on where it was minted and its state, this penny could be worth between $0.20 to $115, which is a high range so let’s break this down by issuing mint.
The Philadelphia issue (no mint mark) of the 1919 Lincoln Cent had a mintage of 392,021,000. This Cent is worth about $28 in MS-63 condition and $0.20 in a Good-4 state.
The Denver issue (D mint mark) of the 1919 Lincoln Penny had a mintage of 57,154,000 and in M-63 condition, it is valued at $110. The same coin in a VG-8 state is worth $0.30.
The San Francisco (S mint mark) 1919 Lincoln Cent had a mintage of 139,760,000. This penny in an MS-63 state is worth about $115, and in a Good-4 condition, is valued at $0.20.
1941 Lincoln Cent
The 1941 Lincoln Penny was also struck in three U.S. Mints. Depending on its condition and issuing mint, this Cent is worth between $0.15 and $2.00. Versions of this coin in a PF-63 state are valued at $35.00.
The Philadelphia Mint produced 21,100 Proof versions of the 1941 Lincoln Cent, and these are valued as high as $35. The Philadelphia mint produced 887,018,000 L1941 Pennies for circulation. These are worth $0.15 for a Good-4 specimen and as much as $2.00 for a Cent in MS-63 condition. Coins from the Philadelphia Mint do not feature a mint mark.
1941 Lincoln Cents from the Denver Mint have a mintage of 128,700,000. In a Good-4 state, these Pennies are valued at $0.15 and in MS-60, are worth $4.00. The Denver Mint uses a D mint mark.
The San Francisco Mint struck 92,360,000 1941 Lincoln Cents, with large and small varieties of the San Francisco S mint mark. In a Good-4 condition, these Pennies are worth $0.15, and in MS-60 condition, are valued at $4.00.
The 1942 Lincoln Cent was produced at three U.S. Mints and is valued between $0.15 for a Good-4 coin and $35 for a PF-63 Proof coin.
The Philadelphia Mint issued 32,000 Proof versions of the 1942 Lincoln Penny. These are worth up to $35 in PF-63 condition. Regular issue 1942 Pennies from the Philadelphia Mint are valued at $0.15 in Good-4 state and $1.00 in MS-63 condition. As with the above examples, the Philadelphia Mint uses no mint mark.
The Denver Mint struck 206,698,000 Pennies in 1942. These Lincoln Pennies are valued at $0.15 in a Good-4 shape and are worth $1.00 in MS-63 state. Identify these Lincoln Cents by the D mint mark.
The San Francisco Mint produced 85,590,000 Lincoln Cents in 1942. In a Good-4 state, these coins are worth $0.15, and in an MS-63 condition, they are worth $8.00.
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This article is intended to demonstrate the wide range of values associated with 4 different Lincoln Cents. The advice in this article represents a general range of values that are dependent on several factors. Your coin’s worth should be determined by a professional third-party grading service if your intention is to insure or sell the coin.
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