Tuesday, July 14, 2015

1959-D Lincoln Memorial Cent

Took a while to find this first Lincoln Memorial cent from Denver again. They are not rare despite their age but since they look like every other Memorial cent it is difficult to notice them in your change.

So far the only really difficult Lincoln Memorial cent to find in your change is the 1960 Small Date cent. Still I have not found that on after 20+ years of intense change search. Again even that cent is not that rare or valuable but time and other collectors have made it less likely to find it in the wild.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent  / United States
Year: 1959-D
Mintage: 1,279,760,000
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.02 in EF-40

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.:

Rosana Delgado said...

I have a 1981 Lincoln penny with the letter k stamped on the front and back..... Does this mean its,a,error coin.? I have a pitctures but I'm not to sure how to to send them threw here ....thank you for your time.. Hope to hear back

Man said...

1981 Lincoln penny with the letter k stamped on the front and back..... Does this mean its,a,error coin.?

Not an error. This is an overstamp made by private collectors, no extra value it is damaged.

Anonymous said...

I have a penny with a smaller imprint of a penny over where the date goes. The smaller penny reads 1977 if you use a good magnifying glass. It also has the miniature back side of the penny imprinted on the reverse side. Could this be worth anything or is this post-mint?

Anonymous said...

Found the info I was looking for on the above post. Def. Post mint. Boy's Life ad from the late 70's

Man said...

penny with a smaller imprint of a penny over where the date goes. The smaller penny reads 1977 if you use a good magnifying glass. It also has the miniature back side of the penny imprinted on the reverse side.

Die Clash error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Hehe, I was lucky enough to find a 1960 D small date penny in a grass field. Corroded, but I'm still happy about picking it up. They are noticeably small compared to regular pennies from 1960, if you ever find one yourself.

Anonymous said...

Good luck in finding the Philadelphia issue.

Man said...

Hehe, I was lucky enough to find a 1960 D small date penny in a grass field. Corroded, but I'm still happy about picking it up. They are noticeably small compared to regular pennies from 1960, if you ever find one yourself.
--Cool

Good luck in finding the Philadelphia issue.
--Thanks