Top 15 Most Valuable Lincoln Memorial Cents By Date/Grade/Variety

  1. 1969-S 1C Doubled Die MS64 Red PCGS. Sold For: $126,500.00
  2. 1992-D 1C Close AM MS64 Red and Brown PCGS, FS-901, Sold For: $20,700.00
  3. 1972 1C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, MS67 Red PCGS, Sold For: $12,925.00
  4. 1971 1C Doubled Die MS65 Red PCGS. Sold For: $10,350.00
  5. 1970-S 1C Doubled Die MS64 Red PCGS. FS-029 Sold For: $10,350.00
  6. 1982 1C Bronze, Small Date MS67+ Red PCGS. Sold For: $9,987.50
  7. 1962 1C MS67+ Red PCGS. Sold For: $8,812.50
  8. 1972 1C Doubled Die Obverse MS67 Red PCGS. FS-101. Sold For: $8,225.00
  9. 1969-D 1C MS67 Red PCGS. Sold For: $7,475.00
  10. 1966 1C MS67 Red PCGS. Solf For: $6,462.50
  11. 1962 1C MS67 Red PCGS. Sold For: $5,875.00 (Tie)
  12. 1985 1C MS68+ Red PCGS. Sold For: $5,875.00 (Tie)
  13. 1970-S 1C Large Date, Doubled Die Obverse MS63 Red PCGS. FS-101. Sold For:  $5,462.50 (Tie)
  14. 1979 1C MS68 Red PCGS. Sold For: $5,462.50 (Tie)
  15. 1992-D 1C Close AM MS64+ Red PCGS. FS-901. Sold For: $5,140.63

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Source: Updated February 2015
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The number one coin in the above list is the 1969-S Doubled Die Lincoln Cent (1969S-1DO-001) and it was found by a disabled Vietnam Veteran who had put back thousands of cents. He hoarded cents before 1982 when he heard the mint would stop producing copper cents, and he had tens of thousands of coins.

Eventually he decided to take them back to the bank and had already turned in several hundred when a fellow coin club member ask to buy some rolls date 1968-74 and this got his interested perked. He began looking through books and going to coin club meetings and talking to other collectors and learned about the 1969-S and 1970-S doubled dies.

So he starting searching his put together rolls of 1969-S Lincoln Cents, rolls he had hoarded from banks and was previously someone's elses pocket change, and soon he found a 69-S that looked different, "fuzzy" as he described it.

Well, the rest is history, the coin was authenticated and encapsulated by PCGS MS64 and it sold for $126,500. What if he just took all his coins back to the bank like most people do? You should always check you coins, learn about varieties and ask the experts.

If you think you have a mint error then ask us at CoinHELP! Forum where we're glad to help anyone with their coins and identify errors, varieties and help authenticate coins.
The above list is the Top Ten sold values for Lincoln Memorial One Cent and the number one coin on this list is the most this coin type, denomination and date has ever sold for publically.

These values do not apply to raw coins or coins in any other holder; these values only apply to coins graded and certified by PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) or NGC (Numismatic Guarantee Corporation). Also, a few of these coin holders have CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) stickers and this is considered further assurance that the coin is the grade and condition stated on the holder's label.

You can't buy or sell Lincoln Memorial One Cent United States coins for the prices listed in this website unless they're in the same grading company holder, same grade, variety and condition, even then there's no guarantee your coin will sell for the same value.

If you want to learn the value of your Lincoln Memorial One Cent then you must know the coin's grade, condition, and if it's authentic. You do this by taking your coin to a reputable coin dealer or sending your coin to PCGS or NGC (fees do apply with these services). If you're not interested in sending your coin to a third party grading service then you should do some research and find a reputable coin dealer instead.
I recommend a PCGS Coin Dealer since at least three of their piers have to vouch for them to be a PCGS Dealer.

If you can't find a PCGS Coin Dealer then look for local ANA members or coin clubs. In the mean time you can get an idea of your Lincoln Memorial One Cent's value and grade by visiting CoinHELP! website.