History, Information, and Value of 1982 Lincoln Memorial Cent
Value of 1982 Copper Lincoln Memorial Cent
The 1982 Copper Lincoln Memorial Cent represented a transition in American coinage. During this year, the Mint switched from a Copper coin to a Copper-Plated Zinc coin to save on cost of production. This year’s coins also have a large date and small date designation. The large date is more common than a small date. The large date has numerals that are mushy and hazy. The small date has numerals that should appear crisp. Please contact an expert if you would like to know which variety your coin is.
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.