In my opinion the wexlerallen top 100 list is the best of the several top 100 lists devised. Error coin price guide with mint error photo descriptions. However, some lincoln cents have more than a pennys worth of copper in them, but it is illegal to melt them. We also have a lincoln memorial cent grading forum to help you establish a grade for your lincoln memorial cent. Lincoln cent was first issued in 1909 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of abraham lincoln. Coin value prices, price chart, coin photos, mintage figures, coin melt value, metal composition, mint mark location. Collecting lincoln cents 1909 s lincoln cent liberty coin service by thomas coulson the debut of the lincoln cent in 1909 marked a major departure from previous u. You will find a lot of information below such as mintages, specifications, and images. It features all of the rpm varieties listed in the wexler rpm files for the 1959 lincoln. Our price guide shows the value of a 1962d lincoln memorial cent. There are dozens of types of known lincoln cent errors.
The lincoln memorial reverse on the 150th anniversary of abraham lincoln s death. Penny values, rare coins worth money, wheat pennies, coin worth, error coins. The complete price guide and cross reference to lincoln cent mint mark varieties, by. Value of 1962d lincoln cents we appraise modern coins.
Heres a cherry pickers lists of lincoln cent varieties. The comprehensive guide to lincoln memorial cent repunched mint mark varieties. Lincoln memorial pennies are very common, and you can find most dates in circulation today. This page is dedicated exclusively to the 1962 d lincoln memorial cent. Your online resource for information on the lincoln cent series. Top 100 lincoln cent rpms are according to those originally listed in the.
Mar 07, 20 1998p wide am reverse lincoln memorial cent. Combined organizations of numismatic error collectors of america and is used under license issued by coneca. The coin featured victor david brenner s portrait of lincoln on the front or obverse, and two wheat stalks on the reverse. Generations of coin collectors have grown up with the lincoln cent. Every date and mint is illustrated, including proof issues. Lincoln cents are among the most fascinating coins in the entire american series, writes bowers. During the 150th anniversary celebration in 1959, the reverse. Lincoln memorial cents we buy, sell, appraise, and auction rare.
In both 1983 and 1985 batches of the coins got overheated in processing and the zinc core bled into the copper plating, turning it into a brass plating. Lincoln memorial penny 59 to today values and prices. The complete guide to lincoln cents is the only book to cover all aspects of the lincoln cent series with comprehensive listings from the first lincoln cent of 1909 through the famous 1995 doubleddie. The 1960 date and mintmark are surprisingly clear, and are located near the right border of lincoln s vest from the second strike. Shop 1962 lincoln memorial penny cent gem proof us mint and more authentic and unique collectibles coins at amazons collectible coins store. And, even though the distribution points limited the number available to each person, signs soon appeared to announce no more lincoln pennies.
In theory, a bie penny can be found among any date of the lincoln cent series which began in 1909 and continues today. Although there are no key dates, there are a few varieties for the lincoln memorial cents minted from 1959 through 2008. When the lincoln cent was released in august 1909, no one was prepared for the level of public demand. Now, as the coin nears its 100th anniversary and the bicentennial of abraham lincoln s birth, q.
Beginning in 1982, the cent planchets were changed to a copperplated zinc. Both of these latter references became standards in the hobby and are still used by many today. This starter coin checklist can be used to help you start a lincoln head cent collection. When it comes to lincoln memorial penny key dates, rarities, and varieties, a minor variation on a coin can result in a big difference in the value. Initially, the sheaves of wheat were on the reverse until 1958. Lincoln cents are among the most fascinating coins in. First listed by albert kramer in his 1967 double d cent guide as 61w1. Error coins coin experts reveal the most valuable error.
How much is a lincoln 4 cents stamp worth artifact collectors. See more ideas about error coins, coins and coin collecting. While there are hundreds of lincoln cent varieties out there, the more. Most of the lincoln memorial cents will not bring a large premium unless there is some unique feature or error. B appeared on the reverse of a limited number of the 1909 cents. Great collections hosts another wild sunday auction and this modern cent brings home some serious money. Lincoln cents, memorial reverse 19592008 varietyplus ngc. In the second edition of a guide book of lincoln cents, q. The lincoln cent was the first cent to have the in god we trust motto. Throughout its history, the lincoln cent has featured several typefaces for the date. Very rare 1962s washington proof quarter error pivoted hub doubling error. Get the best deals on lincoln memorial ungraded us error penny coins. Lincoln memorial ungraded us error penny coins for sale ebay. Memorial lincoln cents were issued in 1959 with a different reverse design.
The second strike is rotated about 30 degrees counterclockwise relative to the first strike. The newspapers railed against the designers initials being in a prominent position on the coin and the mint gave into the negative publicity. People formed long lines at banks and subtreasury offices in their eagerness to get the new coins. A few pennies were struck by error in brass dated 1983 and are extremely rare. It features a bust of abraham lincoln designed by victor david. Lincoln pennies minted from 1959 to 1982 are made of 95 percent copper and have about 2. Brenner to recognize the centenary of lincolns birth.
Hey guys, needed your expertise on this lincoln cent, search web and couldnt find anything. If you choose to collect lincoln cents you will find lots to work with and study as it is the united states longestrunning coin series. Brenner chose a heraldic arrangement of two wheat heads to frame the statutory legends. David bowers provides a detailed study of this great american classic. Be sure to visit our lincoln memorial cent forum if you need help. This page also shows coins listed for sale so you can buy and sell. Rpm001, in wexlerflynns, authoritative reference to lincoln cents as lcrpm001, in billy crawfords, a detailed. Top 100 lincoln cent rpms are according to those originally listed in the wexlerallen book, the complete price guide and crossreference to lincoln cents mintmark varieties, unless otherwise noted.
It replaced the indian head penny in 1909 and is still being produced today the obverse front of the lincoln penny has remained unchanged since it was first designed. The composition of the coin was changed again slightly in 1962. Many times called mint errors, error coins come in scores of shapes, sizes and types. Get the best deals on 1962 us coin errors when you shop the largest online.
Lincoln memorial cent books the authoritative reference on lincoln cents, second edition. The present auction has cent on dime planchet errors for most cent issues from the late 1950s through early 1960s, and provides an important. Feb 18, 2018 great collections hosts another wild sunday auction and this modern cent brings home some serious money. The classification and value of errors on the lincoln cent, by. Lincoln cents, memorial reverse 1959 2008 the centennial of abraham lincolns birth was marked by placing his portrait on the cent. Bie error pennies what to look for, where you are most. Lincoln head cents checklist littleton coin company. Most lincoln cent coin collections are created by collecting one cent of each date and mint mark combination 1936s, 1962 d, etc.1064 1147 409 791 1433 656 971 487 363 925 892 737 543 2 1207 238 1244 381 822 1495 1490 14 1062 1006 602 371 310 1078 497 1340 1685 772 477 552 671 1438 1205 1213 982 1166 250 282 985