The U.S. Mint has produced a lot of different pennies, but the Lincoln cent is the most popular and longest-lasting one. The Lincoln penny debuted in 1909 with the Wheat penny design (1909-1958). Next came the Lincoln Memorial cent (1959-2008), followed by the 4 Lincoln Bicentennial penny designs (2009), and the Lincoln Shield cent (2010-present). See fun ways to collect Lincoln pennies, which ones are the rarest & most valuable, and what Lincoln pennies from each year are worth.
Some 1987 pennies are worth more than $2,000! Here’s what you should be looking for on your 1987 pennies to see if you have any rare and valuable ones. Plus a list of 1987 penny errors. See how much your 1987 pennies are worth right here!
All 1976 pennies are worth more than face value. Even the well-worn ones that you’ve found in spare change are worth AT LEAST 2 cents each! See how much your 1976 pennies are worth here — everything you need to know about Bicentennial 1976 pennies.