Value of 1979-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Approximate Current Value: $0.01

Diameter: 19.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 0 / 3,677,175
Weight: 3.11 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1979 Lincoln Memorial Cents (1959-2008)

History, Information, and Value of 1979-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Value of 1979-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

There tend to be two different varieties of 1979-S Lincoln Memorial Cents. The first is with a filled S mintmark. These coins have a blob rather than a crisp mark. They do not bring a premium, but it is a variety to add to your collection. The second type is a clear S mintmark. This was a result of a new punch being created that made a well defined mintmark rather than the blob. This, also, does not carry a premium.

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.