1 Cent Coin Value | Top Most Expensive Penny

For sure many of you have these 1 cent coins in your collection but you may not know that a single penny has been sold for 110,334$ (82 Lakh Indian Rupees). 1 Cent or One Penny is the smallest physical currency of the United States of America. One Cent has been started minting since 1787. The Mint Act of 1792 made a Penny a legal tender in the USA. One Cent or Penny has Wheat Penny, Lincon Cent, Eagle Penny, Indian head, and many different Verity.

Which Pennies are collectible

Although you can collect all types of pennies for your collection. If you got any rare variety then that can be a valuable chance for you to get a good amount of money. Like if you got any error coins, any mule, or a rare coin which is a less minted variety coin then there is a good chance that you will get very good value for that.

Verity of Cents in the USA

Lincoln cent had the most popular coins among the collectors but there are more varieties available. See the full list below.

Fugio Copper Cent (1787)
Flowing Hair Cent (1793)
Liberty Cap Cent (1793 – 1796)
Draped Bust Cent (1796 – 1807)
Classic Head Cent (1808 – 1814)
Coronet Head Cent (1816-1839)
Braided Hair Cent (1839-1857)
Flying Eagle Cent (1856 – 1858)
Indian Head Cent (1859 – 1909)
Lincoln Wheat Cent (1909 – 1958)
Lincoln Steel Cent (1943)
Lincoln Memorial Cent (1959 – 2008)
Lincoln Shield Cent (2010 – present)

Fugio Cent

Specification

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1787
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper
Weight10.2 g
Diameter29 mm
ShapeRound

Fugio Copper cents are the earliest cents minted in the USA but these coins are also called Franklin Cent and were designed by Benjamin Franklin. These 1 cent Coins started minting in 1787. These Coins were minted with Copper and the weight was 10 grams. Fugio Cents which are a common variety can have a value from 100$ (7500 Rs) and can go up to 3000$ (225000 Rs) In UNC condition.

Flowing Hair Cent (1793)

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1793
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper
Weight13.48 g
Diameter27 mm
ShapeRound

1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent is one of the rarest coins in the USA because these coins were mint only for a single year. These Cents are also considered rare because these were minted by the US mint at their own authorized mints. As these coins are extremely rare to find out so the value of these coins can go very high. But the value mostly depends on its condition. A Good condition coin can give you up to 6000$ but in Fine, to Extra fine condition coins can start from 18000$ and can go up to $64000. In UNC condition coins can the value can be higher up to 125000$.

Liberty Cap Large Cent

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1793-1796
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper
Weight13.48 g
Diameter29 mm
ShapeRound

Liberty cents were minted between 1793 to 1796. These coins got engraved and designed by Joseph Wright. Later these coins were replaced by draped bust Cents. These Coins were minted in US Philadelphia Mint. Liberty Cap Large Cent is more popular and rare due to its new design. This cent got many different Verities during its mintage. Coins in Good condition have an estimated value of 400$ and if you got it in Fine to Extra fine condition you can’t get a value up to 850$ to 4500$. A UNC Condition coin is extremely rare to find and it has a value of up to 6000$.

Draped Bust Cent

Draped Bust Cent
CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1796-1807
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper
Weight10.89 g
Diameter29 mm
ShapeRound

Draped Bust Cent was from 1796 to 1807. It was a replacement for the earlier released Liberty Cap Large Cent Coin. These coins were minted in Copper and Silver both verities. Common coins were mostly made with Copper with a weight of 10.89g. 1799 is the minting year when some rarest coins were issued in common & special both verities. 1799 Draped Bust coin has a value up to $3200 in Good condition, Fine to Extra Fine has a value up to $13000 to $79000. UNC condition coin can give a value of $200000.

Classic Head Cent

Classic Head Cent
CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch
1808-1814
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper
Weight10.89 g
Diameter29 mm
ShapeRound

These 1 Cents were minted from 1808 to 1814 and were introduced for copper coinage. Classic Head Cents were struck in copper with 10.89g weight. All these cents are mostly rare in variety. Classic Head design was replaced with a Liberty head cent. Good to fine Condition coins have a value from 60$ to $500. With Extra fine condition, coins have a value of up to $5200. In UNC condition coin value can go up to $10,000. These Coin’s values can depend on minting year and condition.

Coronet Head Cent

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1816-1835
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper
Weight10.89 g
Diameter28.5 mm
ShapeRound
Coronet Head Cent

Coronet large cent was minted by Philadelphia mint from 1816 to 1839. These are two similar designs of were released one matron head cent and second braided hair. The war of 1812 made a huge impact on copper supply as of result no classic cents were mint in 1815. After the resupply was resumed these new coins were introduced in 1816. These one cents were also made from copper with a weight of 10.89 g and the diameter was 28.5mm. Value 20$(₹1522) to 2300$(₹175102). Check the full price list here

Price List

Braided Hair Large Cents

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1839-1857
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper
Weight10.89 g
Diameter27.5 mm
ShapeRound

Braided Hair large cents was introduced in 1839 this coin design is similar to the previous coin with some modification. The design of the coin is fine-looking at the micro design level. The weight of the coins is 10.89g and diameter 27.5 mm. These coins were also minted with copper and they were minted till 1857. Value $20 (₹1522) to $300 (₹22839).

Price List

Flying Eagle cents

Flying Eagle cents
CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1856-1858
Face Value1 Cent
MetalCopper-nickel
Weight4.67 g
Diameter19 mm
ShapeRound

Flying Eagle cents were introduced in 1857 and minted till 1858. Now, this new design cents have Eagle on the coin. The metal composition is also now changed now these coins are made of copper and nickel. The copper percentage is 88% whereas the nickel is 12%. Some pattern coins were also minted from 1854 to 1856. This new type of cents lite in weight, weight is only 4.67 g. 30$ (₹2283) to 14000$ (₹1065841)

Flying Eagle cents Price List

Indian Head Cents

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1864-1909
Face Value1 Cent
MetalBronze
Weight3.11 g
Diameter19 mm
ShapeRound

This new design Indian cents were minted 1864 to 1909. Indian cent is now made of copper-nickel and later some coins minted in copper, tin, and zinc composition. Again weight is now reduced to 3.11 g only. Value starts from 3$(₹228) to 3000$ (₹228394)

Indian Head Cents Price list

Lincoln Wheat cents

Lincoln cents
CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1909-1958
Face Value1 Cent
MetalBronze
Weight3.11 g
Diameter19 mm
ShapeRound

Lincoln wheat coins were in circulation from 1909 to 1958. These coins were struck with a metallic bronze which was a mixture of copper-zinc and some other metals. The weight of these coins was 3.11 g. Two stalks of wheat can be seen on the reverse side. Value $1(₹75) to ₹1500 (₹114197)

Price List

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Lincoln Steel cents

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1943-1944
Face Value1 Cent
MetalZinc-plated steel
Weight2.70 g
Diameter19 mm
ShapeRound

These new Lincoln cents were made of zinc-clad Steel but these coins were minted only in 1933. The weight of these new coins was also reduced a bit
now the weight is 2.7 g with a diameter of 19 mm. Some other variety is also presented like the copper cents and tin cents struck from 1943 to 1944. value $0.30 to $1

Price List

Lincoln Memorial cents (1959–2008)

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch1982-2008
Face Value1 Cent
MetalZinc-plated steel
Weight2.5 g
Diameter19 mm
ShapeRound

The “Lincoln Memorial” cent was minted in 1959. These new coins were made of bronze. design by Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts, this design was later changed in 2008. Weight was 3.11g and Diameter 19 mm. Value $1(₹75) to ₹1500 (₹114197)

Lincoln Memorial cents Price list

Lincoln Bicentennial cents

CountryUnited States
Type of CoinStandard circulation coin
Year of Launch2009
Face Value1 Cent
MetalZinc-plated steel
Weight2.5 g
Diameter19 mm
ShapeRound

Lincoln Bicentennial cents were introduced in 2009. Now, these coins are minted in Copper plated zinc with a weight of 2.5g. These new coins have Pic of Abraham Lincoln sitting on a log reading a book. These sets have a value of up to $7.95.

Some Most Expensive Pennies sold

  1. New Jersey One Lincoln Penny sold for $1700,000 (Copper Cent)
  2. 1914-S Lincoln Penny Sold for $105,500 (Copper Cent)
  3. 1944-D Lincoln Penny Sold for $115,000 (Zinc-Coated Steel)
  4. 1909-S VDB Lincoln Penny Sold for $117,500
  5. 1872 Indian Head Penny Sold for $126,500
  6. 1944-S Lincoln Penny sold for $373,750 (Steel)
  7. 1856 Flying Eagle Penny Sold for $172,500

So there is the information of all Cents Released in the USA with their price list and Specifications. If you like our work make sure you share this with others.

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