Value of 1959 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Approximate Current Value: $0.01

Diameter: 19.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 609,715,000 / 1,149,291
Weight: 3.11 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1959 Lincoln Memorial Cents (1959-2008)

History, Information, and Value of 1959 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Value of 1959 Lincoln Memorial Cent

The first day of production for the 1959 Lincoln Memorial Cent was January 2, 1959. These coins were not released from the Philadelphia Mint until February 12th of that same year. Some coins will be sharp, while others may appear dull. Be on the lookout for the coins that are sharp and well struck. These coins are common in proof state and may often be found with a nice cameo contrast. Expect a mid-range proof to bring nearly $20, and a high grade MS coin to bring a higher potential number.

The text on the Lincoln one cent coin reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date; IN GOD WE TRUST | 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.