Rare early date Lincoln cent sells online for $164

A PENNY with one of the earliest dates in the Lincoln series was sold online for $164.

The circulating wheat cent was minted in 1910 and bears an S mark, representing the San Francisco mint location.

The rare penny could be worth even more if it is in unreleased quality


The rare penny could be worth even more if it is in unreleased quality

Lincoln pennies have been minted by the US Mint since 1909.

But especially if you happened to find a Lincoln penny with an S mark that’s dated before 1940 – chances are it’s the lowest mintage of the year.

In fact, there are few Lincoln pennies previously minted in Philadelphia (non-mark) and Denver (deutschemark) that have lower mintage than the S coins.

When it comes to the date 1910, the embossing should be as follows:

  • Philly – 146.801.218
  • San Francisco – 6,045,000

No D penny was minted that year.

Given the low mintage and early date, the 1910 S Lincoln cent sold for a total of $163.50 in the online listing.

That would mean the penny is now worth more than 1.6 million percent of its original value.

In average condition, the 1910 Lincoln S Cent is worth $23 and could be worth up to $135 if in an MS 63, which is reported to be an uncirculated note USA coin book.

“In Gem Full Red MS65 or better condition, the 1910-S is much more common than any other early S-Mint, despite being relatively rare,” David Hall of Professional Coin Grading Services wrote.

“In fact, you have to go as far back as 1930 to find an S-Mint that’s easier to find in gem condition than the 1910-S.”

In a June 2021 auction, a 1910 S Penny certified by PCGS in a MS 65 class sold for $336.

There are currently a few Lincoln pennies in MS 65 grades or higher listed on eBay by the thousands.

But as always – make sure you are aware of possible fakes on the internet.

To avoid this, be sure to check the history of the seller and whether or not the coin in the listing has been certified.

What’s your pocket change worth?

Lincoln pennies aren’t the only coins that could be worth some serious minting.

You should check your change for rare nickels, half dollars, quarters, dimes and others as some of these coins sell for thousands.

The most valuable coins tend to be those with a low mintage or error, as they are considered the most valuable by collectors.

To check if your coins are worth anything on eBay, search by full name, select the “sold” listing, then toggle the search to “highest value”.

It gives you an idea of ​​the amount of money the coin is intended for.

You can either sell the coin on eBay or through a specialized website like Coinappraiser or USA Coin Book.

In other rare coin news, another Lincoln penny recently sold for more than $1,300.

We have unveiled the most valuable coins featuring US Presidents.

We also explained how to find rare coins, including those featuring Lincoln.

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Caroline Bleakley

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