Officially 50 years old which is one criteria to get a post on this blog. Is it special or rare? No, but that is not why I collect.
Amateur collectors popped out by the millions. They also started to notice that coins had mint marks and different ones had different values. They expanded their hoarding to every type of coin. The results were a temporary shortage and the government trying to correct it. For the next three years, 1965, 1966, 1968, the mint kept making coins in different locations just not labeling them.
As the silver market settled down and people moved on to the next craze the mint again started putting mint marks on coins.
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% 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.