Value of 1997 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Approximate Current Value: $0.01

Diameter: 19.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 4,622,800,000 / 0
Weight: 2.50 grams
Metal: Zinc
I Own 1997 Lincoln Memorial Cents (1959-2008)

History, Information, and Value of 1997 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Value of 1997 Lincoln Memorial Cent

The 1997 Lincoln Memorial Cent offers two varieties. The first is the normal, business strike coin. This coin is bright in luster and has great details. The second variety is a light caramel colored copper coin that the Mint mis-struck. This coin was dipper in a mixture of copper and zinc for the coin’s core covering instead of 100% copper. This gives the coin a much light appearance. The error, however, will not change the value of the coin.

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.