What year of pennies are worth keeping?

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What year of pennies are worth keeping?

You should keep all pre-1982 pennies. If you can distinguish between 1982 brass and zinc pennies, keep the brass ones. All wheat pennies are worth keeping. Keep all pennies (even recent ones) that appear to have something “off” about them — they may be error or die variety coins.

Q. What is the error on the 1977 penny?

This Unique 1977 Aluminum Cent is either an intentionally made Mint Error on a leftover aluminum planchet from 1974-1975 or a pattern struck in aluminum. This unique 1977 Aluminum Cent, struck on an aluminum planchet with a weight of 1.04 grams, was discovered and certified by NGC.

Q. What is the value of a 1977 D penny?

CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1977 D Lincoln Penny value at an average of 1 cent, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $8.

Q. What is special about the 1977 penny?

1977-S Proof Penny Value The 1977-S proof penny is a special type of limited-edition issue that the United States Mint produced for collectors. The most valuable 1977-S penny was graded PR70RD by Professional Coin Grading Service and sold for $7,050 in 2013!

Q. When did the back of the one penny change?

People have listed them for hundreds of pounds on eBay, but the highest anyone’s paid for one recently is the lower – but still impressive – £50. The first major change to the 1p coin came in 1982 – when the words on the back switched from “New Penny” to “One Penny”.

Q. When did they stop making penny out of copper?

In the 20 years after decimalisation in 1971, the price of copper had been rising while the pound fell. As 1p coins were made of 97% copper (along with 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin) that meant that by 1992 it was no longer economic to make pennies from that metal.

Q. Are there any rare 1p coins still in circulation?

As well as a crab on the back, there’s a Guernsey crest on the front next to the Queen’s portrait, and the text around her reads “Elizabeth II Bailwick of Guernsey”. The coins are still in circulation – and sell for about 99p online. It’s not a fortune, but is an awful lot more than their face value.

Q. Is it possible to find a penny worth a fortune?

Each version has been minted a least a billions times – which means its incredibly tricky to track down the valuable ones. Tricky – but not impossible. Because there are a fair few that collectors are still willing to pay a fair whack over 1p to get their hands on. This is how to spot them.

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