Sunday, July 15, 2012

1960 Lincoln Cent, Large Date

Have a cent and want to know its value? Leave a comment

There are large date and small date varieties on all 1960 cents. I have not found a 1960 small date since this blog began so I cannot feature one yet. Still I can show you how to tell if your 1960 is a large date.


We will focus on identifying a 1960 large cent.


For the large date:
  • The top of the 9 is always higher than the top of the 1. 
  • The top of the 6 is at the same or very close to the right most edge of the 6.
For the small date:
  • The top of the 9 is equal or lower than the top of the 1.
  • The top of the 6 stops halfway to edge and is very close to the center of the 6.
The small date is more scarce but the exact percentage is not really known. Seeing how I cannot recall the last time I found one I think it is at 1% (about 5,864, 050). That is still a lot of cents so even if you have a small date it is about $0.30 in extremely-fine or about 15 times the value of the large date.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent  / United States
Year: 1960 Large Date
Mintage: 586,405,000 (both types included)
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin, and Possibly Zinc
Value: $0.02 in EF-40

Yes if I find the small date I will do a side by side comparison but since I am using original pictures and finds it may take a while.

Do you have a cent 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.

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

Pockets O'Change said...

I've got a set of the P&D large and small date for that year. Went to a coin dealer a few months ago and he had it sitting in the area where all the gold and silver was, so I asked him why it was in there, and he actually had no clue. The price tag said it was $8 for the set, but he gave them to me for $3, didn't even ask for a discount!

This is one of the few and easier varieties that you can actually collect from your pocket change! Nice post!

Man said...

The price tag said it was $8 for the set, but he gave them to me for $3, didn't even ask for a discount!
--Nice, the small dates alone in high grade are worth $3.00.

This is one of the few and easier varieties that you can actually collect from your pocket change!
--Well the small date 1960 is tough I have not found any in years. Now with copper-penny hoarders this will get tougher.

baselle said...

I've been trying to figure out the difference between large date and small date for the 1982 pennies. Have (or can) you show the differences between those two?

Man said...

I've been trying to figure out the difference between large date and small date for the 1982 pennies. Have (or can) you show the differences between those two?

I have not posted about that but better people than myself have...
Cent Project

Anonymous said...

I just found a 1995 dollar.It is missing both the note number position and the plate seriel number on the front left. and on the right side it has a number 5 with no etter before it. on the back the plate seriel number is on the top next to the word trust instead of the lower right. any idea to value .

Man said...

1995 dollar.It is missing both the note number position and the plate seriel number on the front left. and on the right side it has a number 5 with no etter before it. on the back the plate seriel number is on the top next to the word trust instead of the lower right.

This is a Web-Fed note, they temporarily made these nites using new machines.

About $3.50 in very-fine.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1960d small and the 6 is missing, it very very faint almost flat, you can only see the faint 6 under a magnifier... any info would be appreicated.

Man said...

1960d small and the 6 is missing, it very very faint almost flat, you can only see the faint 6 under a magnifier

Sounds like a Struck Through Grease error, it does not add value.

About $0.03 if circulated.