The 9 Most Valuable Lincoln Cent Errors and Values

Apr 03, 2024

The 1955 doubled die obverse is one of the most famous and valuable Lincoln cent errors, with some specimens reaching six-figure values.

1. 1955 Doubled Die Obverse

The 1972 doubled die obverse is another sought-after error, featuring strong doubling of the date and mint mark.

2. 1972 Doubled Die Obverse

The 1969-S doubled die obverse is a rare variety of the 1969-S Lincoln cent that displays notable doubling on the obverse.

3. 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse

The 1992 Close AM variety is a highly valued error in which the letters 'A' and 'M' in 'AMERICA' on the reverse are closer together than usual.

4. 1992 Close AM

The 1982 No Mint Mark error occurred due to a transition in the production of Lincoln cents from copper to zinc-plated composition.

5. 1982 No Mint Mark

The 1943 Copper cent is an extremely rare error coin, as the U.S. Mint mistakenly struck a small number of copper cents instead of the intended zinc-coated steel cents.

6. 1943 Copper

The 1969-S Lincoln cent with a Doubled Die Reverse shows strong doubling of the design elements on the reverse side of the coin.

7. 1969-S Lincoln Cent with a Doubled Die Reverse

The 1936 doubled die obverse variety features noticeable doubling on the obverse, making it a valuable and sought-after error.

8. 1936 Doubled Die Obverse

The 1958 doubled die obverse is a scarce variety with doubling visible on the obverse, adding value to this Lincoln cent error.

9. 1958 Doubled Die Obverse