Value of 1970-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Approximate Current Value: $0.01

Diameter: 19.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 693,192,814 / 2,632,810
Weight: 3.11 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1970 Lincoln Memorial Cents (1959-2008)

History, Information, and Value of 1970-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Value of 1970-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

There are two date sizes from the 1970-S Lincoln Memorial Cent. The sizes are large and small and they were only produced at the San Francisco Mint. The smaller date has a “7” that is level with the top of the “0”. The large date has a “7” that is set down lower. The large date has been known to have a double die variety on the word “Trust”. Please have this coin verified for type as it can be very hard to distinguish. These coins were hoarded before being released, so they are extremely common.

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