History, Information, and Value of 1959-D Lincoln Memorial Cent
Value of 1959-D Lincoln Memorial Cent
The 1959-D Lincoln Memorial Cent is an interesting coin for a number of reasons. Most coins are well struck, but closer examination to the mint mark will show that a majority of these coins were repunched. That won’t effect the price of the coin, but it is interesting to note. The repunching of mintmarks will be something seen frequently in later date coins. Eventually, the Mint stopped the process of hand punching the mint marks. The second thing that makes this year and mint mark interesting is that there was an alleged wheat cent produced this year. Now it is widely accepted that this coin was a fake, but back in the 1960s, they weren’t so sure. A Secret Service agent inspected the coin and deemed it authentic. However, his boss thought otherwise. Regardless, if you are to ever come across a 1959-D Lincoln Wheat Cent then please reach out to our experts for a professional opinion.
The text on the Lincoln one cent coin reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date; IN GOD WE TRUST; D (Denver) | Reverse: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; E PLURIBUS UNUM; ONE CENT.
Most Lincoln Memorial $0.01 coins are easily found as circulation coinage. If you are looking to purchase one of these coins, they can typically be found with little difficulty. As always, look for the high grade coins, and if available, try to get a coin that is already certified. Our coin experts are interested in making offers on any coin that is a high Mint State Grade (such as MS67 and higher), or any coin that has a double die variety or other Mint error. If you have one of these coins, please contact us to have the coin appraised. We are rare coin experts and can make you an offer for what your coin is worth. For circulated coins in low grades, you can easily buy or sell a Lincoln penny by visiting your local coin dealer. If you have any more questions about one cent coins, please contact our experts.