Value of 1998 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Approximate Current Value: $0.01

Diameter: 19.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 5,032,155,000 / 0
Weight: 2.50 grams
Metal: Zinc
I Own 1998 Lincoln Memorial Cents (1959-2008)

History, Information, and Value of 1998 Lincoln Memorial Cent

Value of 1998 Lincoln Memorial Cent

One of the first modern coins to have three varieties, the 1998 Lincoln Memorial Cent has a whole lot going for it. The first variety is a normal strike. This strike is deep so it shows good details. The second variety is the Wide AM. Now, in 1992 there was a wide AM and a close AM variety, with the close AM being scarce. Well, in 1998 that is reversed. The Wide AM is more scarce and should be examined further if found. The third variety is a coin that was dipped in a copper and zinc mixture, rather than just copper. That has made the coin a milky red color rather than its normal bright color.

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.