Sunday, June 04, 2006

An Error Penny

Do you have an error penny and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.11a

On May 22 of this year I was searching through my change at the end of the day and found a 1956 wheat cent, which was ok they are worth about in that condition.

I left the coin on my desk because I was too busy to catalog my newest find. Then a few days later I noticed some crud on the coin then I looked closer and saw it was actually excess copper between the B and E in LIBERTY.
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Immediately I recognized it was a "BIE" error and sure enough I got my error book out and there it was as clear as day.

Here's this coin stats...
II-F-4 BIE Die Variety (W) = a die break or crack between the B and the E.
Fairly common in the years 1955-1958 and value at $1.00 to $20.00.
I figure due to all the green spots and circulation wear that mine is closer to $1.00.

For a while BIE pennies became very popular and the BIE Guild was formed. Soon so many of these errors were found that the value went down and the collectors stopped tracking these coins. The BIE Guild dissolved and now unless the coin is proof or in excellent shape the premium for this error is low.

Here is a better picture of this type of error from LeeG(an expert collector) he also found a 1956 BIE but as you see in a higher grade.Do you have an error penny and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

1444 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

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Man said...

old wheat back penny that is really thin. The details are crystal clear so it hasn't been acid dissolved or altered.
It is possible to thin a penny with acid and keep it clear but it can also be an error.
You need to post the date and the weight.


Also a quarter from the 50's with several pot marks (spot like craters of various sizes)
It's damage and it still has a silver value of about $2.50.

Anonymous said...

my dad saved some coins from years ago that look like they have small roundish bite marks taken out of them. Mostly nickels. What caused that?

Man said...

coins from years ago that look like they have small roundish bite marks taken out of them

It's either environmental damage or an error called Clipped Planchet.

I can't tell from your description I would need to see an image.

Anonymous said...

Thanks They are in good shape with no apparent environmental damage, so I would say clipped planchet.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1983 penny that has a heavy line starting at the edge of the coin that goes between God and We and into Lincoln's head. I suppose it is a die crack. Any value. I know the 2005 speared bison has a similar type line. Thanks

Man said...

so I would say clipped planchet.

On nickels if less then 10% it's about $1.00
if more 25% or more they start at $6.00 and go up fast as long as the date is readable.

Man said...

1983 penny that has a heavy line starting at the edge of the coin that goes between God and We and into Lincoln's head. I suppose it is a die crack.

On cents it has little value maybe about $0.50
or less

Anonymous said...

hi i have what seem to be a 1902 lincon wheat penny. I cant really say whats the date on it but it appears to be 1902 the last 2 number r a little smaller then the 1st 2... i know for sure the last number is a 2. the l on liberty seems to be on the edge.....................

Man said...

1902 lincon wheat penny. I cant really say whats the date on it but it appears to be 1902 the last 2 number r a little smaller then the 1st 2

No such thing it must be a 1912 or 1922 or 1932 or 1942 or 1952.

Either way it's seems in very poor condition and is probably less than $0.05.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1956 D wheat one cent penny but it's silver in color and it does not stick to a magnet

Anonymous said...

I have a 1970 S penny where Lincoln appears to have a humpback. It comes very close to the Y in Liberty. Any thoughts? Thanks

Man said...

1956 D wheat one cent penny but it's silver in color and it does not stick to a magnet

It may be an error but it needs to be weighed.
If it weighs about 3.11 grams then it is a painted fake.
Any other weight may be a valuable error.

Man said...

1970 S penny where Lincoln appears to have a humpback.

It is either damage or a cud (defective die error) it would need to be seen in person or via pictures but they average about $5.00.

Anonymous said...

I just got a 1903 indian head in F-12 condition.

Man said...

1903 indian head in F-12 condition

About $4.50

Anonymous said...

Hi:

I don't collect errors so I have no idea what to do with two coins I found in a roll the other day... One is a 1982 P that has small bubbles all over both the obverse and reverse. The other is a 1992 P that has a raised "bump" directly over the 2. It is actually attached to the backside of the curve on the 2. It seems like you might have an idea...any help?

Man said...

One is a 1982 P that has small bubbles all over both the obverse and reverse.
This is just "Bubbles" which happens when a clad coin is badly made, it's common and decreases value to coins, so it's just $0.01.

The other is a 1992 P that has a raised "bump" directly over the 2. It is actually attached to the backside of the curve on the 2.
This is either a bubble or a Die Break but a very minor one. In both cases it's so common that it does not change the value.

Anonymous said...

thanks Man!

Now I don't feel bad about recycling them...Sometimes a penny is just a penny!

Anonymous said...

I have a 1944 wheat penny and i would say its vf-30, any idea how much its worth?

Man said...

1944 wheat penny and i would say its vf-30

About $0.15

heather said...

i have a penny stamp with 200 on it and its in very good condition what would it be worth

Man said...

penny stamp with 200 on it and its in very good condition

If you mean a coin then it's damaged and no extra value.
If you mean a stamp I don't collect stamps and would not know.

brian said...

Hi there. I know this is going to sound weird, but I actually came across a 1959 wheat penny. I have thousands of wheat pennies I have been collecting all 1958 and below of course. I can't find any information on this and it is in avg circulated condition. Any help? Thank you!

Man said...

1959 wheat penny

Fake.
The last year of wheat cents was 1958 and although many have been claimed to be found all were sent to experts and found to be fakes.
The one guy still claiming to have a real one is also a famous counterfeiter so all credibility is gone.

If this doesn't convince you it a fake made by putting two other coins together than you can always pay $40 and have it graded but don't be surprised if it comes back with an "altered or bagged" status.

Were anyone to find a real one it would sell for millions.

brian said...

Thank you very much for that. I will spend the $40 or so because as I may not be an expert as much as you, I think I can tell it may seem real, but millions? Wow makes me think it must be fake. I have another question. On about.com I looked at wheat and lincoln penny values tables. Why are 1966, 1969, and 1971 pennies worth $0.02? I also see 1968s, 1969s, 70s, 72s, 73s, and 74s are worth $0.03 each. Any ideas? Thank you very much.

Man said...

I will spend the $40 or so because as I may not be an expert as much as you, I think I can tell it may seem real

A 1959 wheat cent is not impossible but I doubt any exist. Many fakes exist and looking at the edge or where the rim touches the field of the coin you may see a seam where on coin was drilled to make another fit. Be cautious as scams with coins are very high especially know.

On about.com I looked at wheat and lincoln penny values tables. Why are 1966, 1969, and 1971 pennies worth $0.02? I also see 1968s, 1969s, 70s, 72s, 73s, and 74s are worth $0.03 each.

First they are showing you the dealer's buying price while I generally like to show the selling price.
The coins with an "S" mintmark are usually made in smaller quantities and are slightly more rare.
Example:
1974...4,232,140,523 minted
1974-D.4,235,098,000 minted
1974-S...409,426,660 minted

In 1974 the S cents are a fraction of the others but still not rare.

Man said...

I would add many 1959 wheat cents are just 1958 cents that had the 8 altered into a 9.

brian said...

Thank you very much. You have very easily helped clear some things up for me. Now my hopes for the 1959 are down the drain. Lol

Man said...

Now my hopes for the 1959 are down the drain.

I'm so sorry, I wish your coin is real and if you want a professional grading company to help go ahead.
I don't want to shoot anyone down it' just the odds are bad.

Your gut is what counts if you think after doing research that it's real then go for it.

Take some good pictures before submitting the coin for your records.

brian said...

Well I just searched through another 30,000 pennies. No error coins i saw that i know of. got about 96 wheat pennies out of that penny and only 24 1968s-1974s pennies. Also 1959 pennies i keep and i got about 65 out of 30,000. Seems 1959's are scarce too. Both of those two sets seem to be more scarce then wheats. 1966 and 1967 are kind of rare too. Any thoughts on all of this? Thanks again for your fun info.

Man said...

just searched through another 30,000 pennies.

You start seeing trends and patterns since no D or S mintmarks were on 1966 or 1967 then the coins made were spread evenly and thinly around the country.

Still all the coins you mentioned were made by the billions.

One trend I'm seeing is how the pre-1982 cents are disappearing since some see the price of copper going up they want to hoard them hoping to sell them at ten times face value. Although last year at this time they were about 2.5 cents each, today it's only at 1 cent.

It will become tougher to find older cents over the next few years unless copper plunges.

Anonymous said...

this is not an American coin, but I have a Canadian coin that has a large press error on it, basically, it looks like a large amount of coin material was left on the pressed coin and solidified there. The date is 1958 and am not sure if this is worth something or a worthless fluke.. help?

Man said...

Canadian coin that has a large press error on it, basically, it looks like a large amount of coin material was left on the pressed coin and solidified there. The date is 1958

Sounds like a cud error where a break on the the die press leaves a hunk of metal.
This is about $20.00 but depending on size and appearance it may be more or less.

Anonymous said...

what color is a cud error? silver or green or what? I have found some pennies where the outside rim seems raised. Or the penny itself seems like it is indented, where the outer rim is either wholey or partially raised. You can run your fingernail like from lincoln's head to the rim and stop. Just trying to clarify my statement. Are these pennies worth any money? The one's i have come across with this seem to be in the 60's and 1972 for some reason. Thanks in advance

Man said...

what color is a cud error?
Cud errors are the same color of the coin because it is made of the same metal.

pennies where the outside rim seems raised. Or the penny itself seems like it is indented,

This is normal all cents should be like that.

Anonymous said...

Hey, i have a 1930 wheat penny in ok condition and a 1956D in pretty good condition, also a 1887 indian head penny in fair, any ideas?

Man said...

1930 wheat penny about $0.15
1956D about $0.05
1887 indian head penny about $3.00

Purple Panda said...

I have a 2000 D penny with the normal weight of 2.5 g but it has a thicker ring around the outside, the ring is the same color but where its worn is more silver. Also the pictures,letters, and numbers on both sides seem to be flatter than they should be even close to the large outer ring which makes me think its not just normal wear. It was found in circulation and is pretty beat up, any idea what happened, and of course, if its worth anything extra?

Man said...

2000 D penny with the normal weight of 2.5 g but it has a thicker ring around the outside, the ring is the same color but where its worn is more silver.

It is either damage or a slightly off-center strike. Either way no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1986 penny with a wide "AM" the books i have say that they happened in 1998, 1999, 2000. Is it possiable that i have a rare penny?

Man said...

1986 penny with a wide "AM" the books i have say that they happened in 1998, 1999, 2000.

All Lincoln Memorial cents before 1992 have wide "AM".

In 1993 they changed the "AM" to a close type that is why the 1998-2000 wide are rare.

So your coin is normal, nothing special.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1999 AM error gold plated and uncirculated in a mint set. what is that worth ?

Man said...

1999 AM error gold plated and uncirculated in a mint set.

Unfortunately the gold plating is considered damage. It brings down the value to about $5.00 maybe more if the gold can easily be removed.

Anonymous said...

1992 penny missing IN and the LIwith the B hard to read

Man said...

1992 penny missing IN and the LIwith the B hard to read

This is either a weak strike or struck through grease both types of errors have no extra value.

Anonymous said...

hi we found a 1961 lincoln penny all words are legible but it is paper thin thank you for any info on this coin

Man said...

1961 lincoln penny all words are legible but it is paper thin

It could be a Lamination error where a piece broke off before being pressed or it could be Off-Metal but these must be weighed and seen by in hand.
If you have a coin dealer in your area go in and ask for an opinion.

But if the entire piece is worn and looks old it may just be damage.

Anonymous said...

Have a 1953 penny with a thick rim how can I tell if it is a real broadstrike I know nothing about coins

Man said...

1953 penny with a thick rim how can I tell if it is a real broadstrike

Broadstrike means it was struck outside the collar and there is no rim or the new rim is thinner.

What you may have is an Off-Metal or thick planchet error.
It needs to be weighed to find out. If the weight is normal then it is just a bad strike or partial collar worth nothing extra.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the information on the 1953 penny with the thick rim (249). I will see if the Weight is normal but I'm sure it will weigh more with the thick rim it is a little larger then a normal penny.

Man said...

I will see if the Weight is normal but I'm sure it will weigh more

With the exact weight in grams it is possible to trace what error it is.
Good Luck

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the additional information on the 1953 penny with the thick rim (249).The weight is 3.4 grams, but I do not think it is valuable it looks like it has an extra rim around it made out of the same meterial as the penny.

Man said...

1953 penny with the thick rim (249).The weight is 3.4 grams, but I do not think it is valuable it looks like it has an extra rim around it made out of the same meterial as the penny.

A normal cent from 1953 should weigh 3.11 grams yours is over the tolerance to be normal.
I looked over the list of possible Off-Metal coins but it does not match, this is some kind of thick planchet. If you can have it authenticated it may be $30.00 or more but it may cost that much to grade so if there is a coin dealer who can see it by hand it would be better.

Anonymous said...

Found a 1926 wheat cent in EF-40 condition.

Man said...

1926 wheat cent in EF-40

About $2.00

Jordan said...

I have a 1994 wheat back penny that I think has a die problem, it is two different colors, but around the same coopery-tone. What do you think?

Man said...

1994 wheat back penny that I think has a die problem, it is two different colors, but around the same coopery-tone.

It must be a Lincoln Memorial and toning of tis type is normal. Unless the weight is wring this has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

1914-s barber quarter VG/F
The letter "D" of "IN GOD WE TRUST" was reversed

Man said...

1914-s barber quarter VG/F
The letter "D" of "IN GOD WE TRUST" was reversed


This is damage and adds no extra value. Still it's about $150.00.

Anonymous said...

I am sure it is not damaged, the letter "D" is very clearly shown like "CI" which is close.

Man said...

I am sure it is not damaged, the letter "D" is very clearly shown like "CI" which is close.

This type of error is just not possible because the coins are made with dies that cannot have a letter reversed.
It's possible for someone to alter the coin because of an objection of having a sacred name on money.

If you want you can post a picture online and drop a link here maybe it is something that I can visually identified.

Anonymous said...

Yes,maybe you r right. It must be an attractive story, I found it from my grandma's legacy recently. I would upload the image tomorrow
Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

The images coming
Obverse
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3480213398_78211d77e9.jpg?v=0

Reverse
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3540/3479406455_04aff49504.jpg?v=0

Man said...

The images coming

That is not a real coin. It is a fake.
That is a pendant made by a religious person.

Here is what a real 1914 quarter looks like.
LINK.

Sorry but that has no value.

Anonymous said...

Yes,I found the diffirence.

Glade to talk to you

Thanks

Anonymous said...

i have a 1997 die error penny that is about 60% percent imprinted/pressed the other half is smooth copper. any ides what it's worth?

Anonymous said...

what is a 1944-s liberty mercury winged dime worth?

Man said...

1997 die error penny that is about 60% percent imprinted/pressed the other half is smooth copper.

About $10.00 but if uncirculated it would be a little more.

Man said...

1944-s liberty mercury winged dime

About $1.50

Anonymous said...

Found a 1921 canadian penny in Fine condition.

Man said...

1921 canadian penny in Fine condition.


About $0.75

Anonymous said...

Found a 1931 penny in VF-20 condition

Anonymous said...

Also found a 1910 penny in Fine condition

Man said...

1931 penny in VF-20 condition
About $1.00


1910 penny in Fine condition
About $0.80

Anonymous said...

I have 1983 penny with a raised and crooked 8 in the date. Is it worth keeping for a collection? I also have a 1982-D quarter with the D filled in, is that worth keeping too? Does it or will it have any value other than it's face value? Thank you in advance.

Man said...

1983 penny with a raised and crooked 8 in the date
Just damage no extra value.

1982-D quarter with the D filled in
Just a common die chip it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1928 lincoln that has a clear waxy substance on the back, a second lincoln memorial is stamped at an angle in this substance. there is NO extra thickness to the coin and the substance DOES not chip,scratch, or come off. It is uniformly spread over the entire reverse of the coin.

Man said...

1928 lincoln that has a clear waxy substance on the back, a second lincoln memorial is stamped at an angle in this substance. there is NO extra thickness to the coin and the substance DOES not chip,scratch, or come off. It is uniformly spread over the entire reverse of the coin.

Just old glue many time I found pennies stuck together like this acetone dips may help remove the gunk.
Assuming the glue reserved the coin underneath it would be about $0.50 assuming no damage.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1958 wheat penny with no mint mark/letter thing in good condition, and a 1967 nickel with some weird parts.

-It has a high rim on the edge of the right side (Jefferson's facing it) and the words/date are almost cut off at the top on the left side. The back's fine.

Man said...

1958 wheat penny with no mint mark/letter thing in good condition
About $0.02

1967 nickel with some weird parts.-It has a high rim on the edge of the right side (Jefferson's facing it) and the words/date are almost cut off at the top on the left side. The back's fine.
This is a partial collar or a slight off-center error. It holds no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Ok, thank you!

Anonymous said...

I have some 1966 pennies that are slightly offset. in God we trust is printed high up next to the rim. any idea of value, they are near mint condition

Man said...

1966 pennies that are slightly offset. in God we trust is printed high up next to the rim. any idea of value, they are near mint condition

Unless the letters are cut off it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1878 cc Trade Dollar. How can i tell if its real? if it is how much is it worth?

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1955 s cent in perfect condition worth?

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1909 V.D.B. cent worth?

Man said...

1878 cc Trade Dollar. How can i tell if its real?

Lots of fakes exist the best way is weight it should weigh about 26.73 grams.
Second best way is the look if it has lots of bubbles or extra metal then it is cast and a fake.

If it's real about $325.00 in fine.

Man said...

1955 s cent in perfect condition
About $3.00

1909 V.D.B. cent
About $12.00 in good.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1940 Great Britain penny worth?

Anonymous said...

I have a 1975 poor mans double die. How much is it worth?

Man said...

1940 Great Britain penny
About $0.25

1975 poor mans double die
No extra value since it is not a true error.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1964 copper toned nickel and a 1946 nickel how much are they worth?

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1935 s worth?

Man said...

1964 copper toned nickel
Probably an Improperly Annealed planchet or a copper wash. It should be weighed to make sure it's not something more valuable. If graded MS-63 or above it's about $100.00 below or ungraded tends to sell for $20.00 or less.

1946 nickel
About $0.10

Anonymous said...

How can i get it graded? And what weight is it if its valuable?

Man said...

And what weight is it if its valuable?
It should weigh 5.00 grams any other weight is an off-metal error worth more.

...graded?
ANACS, NGC, or PCGS all deal in Improperly Annealed but it make cost up to $40 to grade and if the coin is only $20 it is a loss.
The coin despite color should be sharp, full details, no wear, and unscratched.

Anonymous said...

I weighed it and it was the same as one of my other 20 1964 nickels
(5 Grams) :(

Man said...

I weighed it and it was the same as one of my other 20 1964 nickels
(5 Grams)


Then it maybe a copper wash or Improperly Annealed or even just natural toning(No value). Either way it may not be worth grading.
If you can be sure it is near perfect with no signs of being circulated then it may be worth selling if not it's just a curious piece.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the answers!

Anonymous said...

I almost forgot how much is a 1935 S cent worth?

Man said...

1935 S cent

About $0.15 in good.

bob said...

how much is a 1919 f buffalo nickel worth?

Man said...

1919 f buffalo nickel

About $1.50 if no mintmark.
But the f is not the mintmark it is the designers initial. The mintmark is the reverse underneath the FIVE CENTS.

Joe said...

How much is a 1943 s copper cent worth?

Canada money said...

I have a lot of canada coins and would like to know if there worth more
then face value

2x1963 2002 1999 2x1979 3x1984 1975 2x1983
2x1972 2x1991 3x1964 1996 1986 1994 2001
1987 1981 and 1967 with bird on back.
pennies

Canada money said...

1987 and 2x1988 one dollar coins

1998 dime
2002 1994 2003 nickels
1986 2002 1978 1992 quarters
and a 2000 two dollar coin thanks.

Man said...

1943 s copper cent

If real about $75,000.00, but many fakes exist must be graded and verified to sell.

Man said...

Canadian pennies
1963 about $0.02
2002 about $0.01
1999 about $0.01
1979 about $0.02
1984 about $0.01
1975 about $0.02
1983 about $0.01
1972 about $0.02
1991 about $0.01
1964 about $0.02
1996 about $0.01
1986 about $0.01
1994 about $0.01
2001 about $0.01
1987 about $0.01
1981 about $0.01
1967 about $0.02

one dollar coins
1987 about $1.00
1988 about $1.00

1998 dime about $0.10

nickels
2002 about $0.05
1994 about $0.05
2003 about $0.05

quarters
1986 about $0.25
2002 about $0.25
1978 about $0.25
1992 about $0.25

2000 two dollar about $2.00

All are common, sorry but keep an eye for any 1991 quarter.
1968 or older they're silver, for pennies 1955 or older.

Anonymous said...

I was going thru some old coins that my father left me. I noticed a very nice looking 1937 buffalo Nickel. When I flipped it over i found it was a Wheat penny. Is this even possible? It doesn't look facked. But it is nickel and coper.

Man said...

1937 buffalo Nickel. When I flipped it over i found it was a Wheat penny.

It is a fake made by drilling out a nickel and placing a penny inside.
I've seen this many times and even found a few in change. Check the rim and you'll see a separation from the two coins.
This error is not possible so no extra value.

Buffalo Nickels said...

How much is a 1926 good condition buffalo nickel worth?

Man said...

1926 good condition buffalo nickel

About $1.25

Anonymous said...

I have a 1919 copper penny with Lincoln's head printed on both sides. The one side is completely normal, the other feels different and the date is missing. I can't find any sign that the "wheat" side was ever printed. Worth anything?

Man said...

1919 copper penny with Lincoln's head printed on both sides. The one side is completely normal, the other feels different and the date is missing. I can't find any sign that the "wheat" side was ever printed.

It is a fake most likely a carved fake made by a person of the time. It has no extra value.

Two-headed cents are not possible and if they were they would have a date on both sides.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1937 d three leg buffalo nickel worth?

Man said...

1937 d three leg buffalo nickel

About $550.00 in good condition.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1845 large cent worth?

Man said...

1845 large cent

About $18.00 in good.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1955 poor mans double die worth?

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1969 s cent worth?

Canada money said...

I found a 1953 canadian penny. How much is it worth?

Man said...

1955 poor mans double die
No extra value, just $0.01.

1969 s cent
About $0.02

1953 canadian penny
About $0.05

Anonymous said...

I have a 1964 half dollar. The bottom of the E in LIBERTY is cut off so its
LIBFRTY instead of LIBERTY. Is it an error? If it is how much is it worth?

Anonymous said...

1896 britain penny.

Man said...

1964 half dollar. The bottom of the E in LIBERTY is cut off so its LIBFRTY instead of LIBERTY.
This is not a true error it is Struck through Grease or a Weak Strike, either way no extra value above the silver content.

Man said...

1896 britain penny.

About $1.00

Anonymous said...

1915 britain penny.

Canada money said...

How much is a 1962 double die canadian penny worth?

Man said...

1915 britain penny

About $0.80

Man said...

1962 double die canadian penny

Not to familiar with these but most are machine doubling not worth anything extra.
If true doubling about $10.00.

Anonymous said...

is there 1955 s double die cents?

Man said...

1955 s double die cent

About $1.00 in fine assuming true Doubled Die and not machine doubling.

Anonymous said...

My step grandfather bought a large amount of wheat pennies, one of these is a 1954 D. It is in great shape but it is silver colored. We can't tell if it is plated but it seems to be a different metal all together. Any ideas?

Man said...

one of these is a 1954 D. It is in great shape but it is silver colored. We can't tell if it is plated but it seems to be a different metal all together.

Weight it if anything other than 3.11 grams it may be an error.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1918 penny in good condition but has no mint mark, is it worth anything also I have a 1952 s wheat penny any value?

Thank you

Man said...

1918 penny in good condition but has no mint mark
About $0.20.

1952 s wheat penny
About $0.03 in good.

Anonymous said...

Found a 1915 penny in Good condition

Man said...

1915 penny in Good condition

About $1.75

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a 1999 mis-struck penny. It's about 15% off, and some zinc shows by Lincoln's nose as well as on 5 columns. --Btw, I think it's great that you answer all these questions! Thanks :)

Man said...

1999 mis-struck penny. It's about 15% off, and some zinc shows by Lincoln's nose as well as on 5 columns.

This would be about $25.00 the zinc showing might be considered damage but that would depend on the grading.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1976 penny struck on a nickel worth?

Man said...

1976 penny struck on a nickel

As far as I know this error is not possible. A nickel can not fit in the cent die and would never happen.

A dime/cent error is possible. It is about $500.00 depending on grade.

To make sure you must weigh the coin because other possibilities exist.

Anonymous said...

1917 clipped planchet penny.

Man said...

1917 clipped planchet penny.

25% or less it's about $10.00

Anonymous said...

Whats the mintage of the 2009 s proof nickel?

Man said...

Whats the mintage of the 2009 s proof nickel?

Not yet known.
It will take a year or two until we get exact numbers.

That said if it follows others years it's about 1.5 million.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1973-D Penny. The front looks normal, but the back is totally flat/blank except for the very center which has the impression of 2 columns and Lincoln. The penny is thinner than an average penny leading me to believe the mold was only partially full when pressed. Any ideas?

Man said...

1973-D Penny. The front looks normal, but the back is totally flat/blank except for the very center which has the impression of 2 columns and Lincoln.

It sounds like a weak strike, die adjustment, or struck through grease.
Most of these have little value over face but it should be seen in hand to know what type of error.
It could also be damage with no extra value.

Sorry I couldn't be more exact but these flat side coins are not usually errors and hardly ever sold.

Anonymous said...

Where is the mint mark on 2006 and 2007 canadian pennies?

Man said...

Where is the mint mark on 2006 and 2007 canadian pennies?

Underneath the bust of the Queen.

For 2006 it is either blank, P, or the RCM Logo.

For 2007 it is just the RCM Logo.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1968 penny which has about 1/4 of Lincoln's head and the date is stamped to the right of it, other side has 1/4 of building, any value?

Man said...

1968 penny which has about 1/4 of Lincoln's head and the date is stamped to the right of it, other side has 1/4 of building,

Sounds like an Off-Center error cent it's about $5.00 in almost-uncirculated.

loosecannon said...

Hi, I have a lincoln cent and can't read the full date. The third element in the date is damaged but it seems it happen in the striking of the coin. I'm a novice with coinage so chances are I've already given you bad information. I will tell you what I know to be fact regarding the coin. It is a Lincoln cent. This is as much of the date that I can give you, 19_5D. It is not a wheatback which leaves only three possible dates since there was no 1965D The damaged element looks to be a one but when I magnified the area the element seems to split about half way up the middle giving the impression of the letter, Y. I would have much rather sent you a pic of the coin but I'm new to blogging and not sure if there's away to attach a photo along with the comment I'm posting. If so, let me know and I send one over to you asap. Any other information about the coin such as, does the coin fall into a catagory, if so, the name and type it fall under and whatever else you think might help me with the details of the coin.
Thanks for you time and effort in advance.

Man said...

I have a lincoln cent and can't read the full date...

What you describe sounds just like damage which has no extra value.

It could possibly Lamination where the surface of the coin peels off but either way it would bring little to no extra value.

If you want use a free photo site to upload the image then copy and paste the link here.

Anonymous said...

Hello. You are saint for answering all these questions. :) I have a 1970 penny with a small radius cut out of the rim of the coin, just under President Lincoln. On the reverse it just cuts of the top of the first "T" in the word "States" and just misses the first "S" and the letter "A." Thanks much in advance.

Anonymous said...

hello again, i just posted about a coin and it hasnt shown up yet. i assume you preview comments before you allow them to show on your site. but if so then a comment informing that you do so would be a nice addition to your Post a Comment section, as I cannot be sure that there was not some sort of error when I tried to post. Perhaps "Comments may take several days to appear." or "All comments are reviewed before appearing on this page this may take X days, etc." thanks

Man said...

1970 penny with a small radius cut out of the rim of the coin, just under President Lincoln. On the reverse it just cuts of the top of the first "T" in the word "States" and just misses the first "S" and the letter "A."

This sound lie a Clipped Planchet error it is very common and is about $2.00.

i just posted about a coin and it hasnt shown up yet.
Because there are so many comments they appear at the end so you have to us the "Newest" link above the "Post a Comment" area after you posted your comment.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1987 penny, a 1989, and a 1976 penny. Their mint marks are slightly tilted to the right, and they are all in VF-20 condition. Do they have any value?

Man said...

1987 penny, a 1989, and a 1976 penny. Their mint marks are slightly tilted to the right, and they are all in VF-20 condition.

No extra value a variation in mintmark placement is normal.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1989 penny where the back side is printed backwards and the Lincoln Memorial is upside down. Does it have any value?

Man said...

1989 penny where the back side is printed backwards and the Lincoln Memorial is upside down

Not sure what you mean but if you mean the back is rotated wrong compared to the front it is about $10.00 is mint state and 180 degree rotation.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1907 indian head penny with blank reverse. It is in very fine condition. How rare is this coin?

Man said...

1907 indian head penny with blank reverse. It is in very fine condition.

This sounds like damage, no extra value.

Jenny said...

My dad just recently found a 1942 wheat penny with a D mint mark--the penny is very thin and uneven, and Lincoln's face is incredibly blurry. The back is blurry as well, but not as badly. All of the details are fuzzy but with a magnifying glass you can make most of them out. It doesn't look like circulation wear. My dad was thinking it might be an error penny.

Man said...

1942 wheat penny with a D mint mark--the penny is very thin and uneven, and Lincoln's face is incredibly blurry. The back is blurry as well, but not as badly. All of the details are fuzzy but with a magnifying glass you can make most of them out. It doesn't look like circulation wear.

This is not an error.
It's wear I've seen plenty of thin cents because of heavy circulation or environmental damage.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1995 double die pennie with two parts of it thinner than normal with a really tiny o on the backside is this worth anything? and if it is how much.

Man said...

1995 double die pennie with two parts of it thinner than normal with a really tiny o on the backside

True Doubled Die would be about $45.00 but I don't know what you mean by the "o" and the "thinner". That sounds like damage or a possible forgery.
It should be checked in hand by an expert, try a local coin club or dealer for opinions.

Stella said...

I have a 1979 penny and it appears that the 7 is backwards..could it be an error when it was struck? Is it worth anything extra if so? Thanks

Man said...

1979 penny and it appears that the 7 is backwards..could it be an error when it was struck?

No.
This sounds like damage not an error.
No extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a circulated 1992-D close AM cent. I"ve heard PCGS is very picky about grading coins so would Dominion or ANACS be better to grade it? And will having it graded increase its value more than the fee of having it graded?

Anonymous said...

What test can be done to determine if I have the bronze coated cent.

Man said...

1992-D close AM cent. I"ve heard PCGS is very picky about grading coins so would Dominion or ANACS be better to grade it?

Since PCGS recognized this error they have graded quite a few.

Still it is expensive but worth it if genuine.
If you are 100% sure go for PCGS if not ANACS is fine.

Man said...

What test can be done to determine if I have the bronze coated cent

If you mean a 1943 bronze cent then just weigh it.
3.11 grams is real anything else may be a fake.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A RECENT PENNEY THAT IS HALF STAMPED, IT LOOKS LIKE THE MACHINE STAMPED IT LIKE A HALF MOON, YOU CAN ONLY SEE LINCOLNS FACE AND THE REST IS FLAT.

DO YOU NEED A PHOTO. WHAT DO YOU THINK ITS WORTH

Man said...

A RECENT PENNEY THAT IS HALF STAMPED, IT LOOKS LIKE THE MACHINE STAMPED IT LIKE A HALF MOON, YOU CAN ONLY SEE LINCOLNS FACE AND THE REST IS FLAT.


This is an Off-Center error if you can't see a date it's about $1.00 in fine.

Anonymous said...

I'm talking about the newer cent (1983,1983-d,1985,1985-d,and 1997-d) that was left in the copper plating vat that was contaminated and created a brass rather than copper plate. Not the 1943 copper cent. Other than the color differance what is another way to determine if I have a brass plated one, if any?

Man said...

(1983,1983-d,1985,1985-d,and 1997-d) that was left in the copper plating vat that was contaminated and created a brass rather than copper plate. Not the 1943 copper cent. Other than the color differance what is another way to determine if I have a brass plated one, if any?

Except for looking at color you would need some special mass spectrometer.
Some claim they weigh 0.17 grams more but that has not been verified.

Try emailing PCGS or Fred Weinberg to ask them how and why they label some cents brass.

Anonymous said...

my name is travis i was looking through my change and i found a 1982 penny that was off centered about 5-15% off centered how much is it worth?

Man said...

a 1982 penny that was off centered about 5-15% off centered

That small Off-Center does not bring any extra value. At most in high grade about $0.50.

Anonymous said...

I have a dime that went through the penny mint. I am having trouble finding its value...any ideas?

Man said...

a dime that went through the penny mint.

This is a Double Denomination error it would be about $1,000.00 but it need to be graded.

Larry said...

I have what appears to be a 1998 penny. The back is in v. good condition and the front appears faded. Is this an error/common error.

Darnell said...

I have a 1942 penny that appears to have raised silver covering the Liberty side of the penny.

Man said...

1998 penny. The back is in v. good condition and the front appears faded. Is this an error/common error.

It is common either a weak strike or struck through grease error, wither way no extra value.

Man said...

1942 penny that appears to have raised silver covering the Liberty side of the penny.

Sounds like a silver plated cent made outside the mint. No extra value just $0.03 for the copper content.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1992 Lincoln Penny with a close "AM" on the reverse, how much is it worth and where can I sell it besides Ebay?

Man said...

1992 Lincoln Penny with a close "AM" on the reverse

About $5,000.00 but it has to be certified.

The best bet is to sell through Heritage Auctions or join a forum and sell it privately.

Michael McGinnis said...

Hello-

About 10 years back I received a plastic penny in change from a grocery store. I didn't realize it until later because it is copper colored and the same size as a regular penny. It is dated from the '70's. Anything known about these, such as a test for congress or made for a child's toy (which would seem illegal)?

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1970 wheat penny that looks as if when the die stamped the penny it fliped over and the die struck it again. On the front of Lincolns face you can also see the memorial and the words United states of America and not as much detail on the back but you can see lincolns face over the memorial. The front is very clearly over stamped.

Thanks for any help.

Dan

Man said...

plastic penny in change from a grocery store. I didn't realize it until later because it is copper colored and the same size as a regular penny. It is dated from the '70's. Anything known about these, such as a test for congress or made for a child's toy (which would seem illegal)?

This is play money, it is not illegal if is obvious that this coin is a fake by weight or design.

Most of the pattern coins made in the 1970s were aluminum.

Man said...

1970 wheat penny that looks as if when the die stamped the penny it fliped over and the die struck it again. On the front of Lincolns face you can also see the memorial and the words United states of America and not as much detail on the back but you can see lincolns face over the memorial. The front is very clearly over stamped.

This sounds like a Die Clash which has no extra value. That said on eBay they often sell for $10 or more if the coin is red and shiny.

Anonymous said...

I have found a 1996-D penny with its edges higher than normal. It is higher than the surface of Lincoln. The side of the edges is normal color, but the top of the raised edge is grey. Also, I have another penny that looks like it is encrusted in grey substance-only around the edges. It has has covered the last digit in 199-, covered li in Liberty, and completely covered In God We Trust and part of Lincoln's hair. On the back, nothing is covered, but the edge is covered in the strange grey coating. Everything else is normal though. Even more, I have a 1957-D Wheat Cent that is in XF condition, but the B in LIBERTY looks smashed. There is no holes in the bottom of B, but its not connected to the I like your example and the top of the B is fine. Please help and THANK YOU =D

Anonymous said...

Hi, same person as above, but when I went back to looking through my $16 of pennies, I found a really odd penny. In the right hand top section, there was a stamped figure of the Virginia state on its side with VA on the inside of the state. Then I realized I had something similar to this, found 5 weeks before, but it was stamped with a New Mexico figurine with NM inside New Mexico. I have heard rumors of the "50 States" pennies, but I don't know if it's true. New Mexico penny is minted in 1975 and Virginia penny is minted in 1980. Thank You

Man said...

1996-D penny with its edges higher than normal. It is higher than the surface of Lincoln. The side of the edges is normal color, but the top of the raised edge is grey
Minor missing clad layer error, no extra value.

I have another penny that looks like it is encrusted in grey substance-only around the edges. It has has covered the last digit in 199-, covered li in Liberty, and completely covered In God We Trust and part of Lincoln's hair.
Again a minor missing clad layer error, no extra value.

The gray is just the Zinc core found in all modern cents.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for those two-never knew what they were- but what about the 1956-D with the bottom part of B in LIBERTY filled in (I found 4 more of these out of all my 1957-D wheat cents) and what about the 50 states pennies? Thanks

Man said...

what about the 1956-D with the bottom part of B in LIBERTY filled in (I found 4 more of these out of all my 1957-D wheat cents)
This is just a minor die crack error it is very common among cents and even more common from the 1950s. No extra value.

what about the 50 states pennies?
No such thing, maybe some kind of novelty sold by a third party company.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1992 penny without a visible mint mark.

Man said...

1992 penny without a visible mint mark.

That is normal, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

We have an off-center Lincoln memorial penny found in circulation.. year 2000.

Is there any additional value?

Man said...

off-center Lincoln memorial penny found in circulation.. year 2000.

Common and if less then 20% it has little to ne extra value.
Above 20% is only a few dollars.

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