Value of 1981-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Approximate Current Value: $0.01

Diameter: 19.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 0 / 4,063,083
Weight: 3.11 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1981 Lincoln Memorial Cents (1959-2008)

History, Information, and Value of 1981-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

Value of 1981-S Lincoln Memorial Cent

The 1981-S Lincoln Memorial Cent comes with the two varieties of the full and clear S mintmark. The clear S is more sought after, so try to add this coin to your collection first. While it wouldn’t be considered rare, the clear S mintmark is certainly more scarce than the full S.

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.