Most 1960 Lincoln pennies aren't valuable. However these pennies can sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. Keep reading to learn more about these one cent coins.

1960 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1960
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
Total Weight: 3.11 grams

The US minted the 1960 penny with no mint mark and also the 1960 D penny. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin below the date.

There are different varieties for the 1960 pennies. There are pennies with the small date, and pennies with the large date. See the image below for reference.

1960 Penny Small Date vs Large Date

Series Location Quantity Minted
1960 Philadelphia 586,405,000
1960 D Denver 1,580,884,000

Value

Most 1960 pennies in circulated condition are only worth their weight in copper. The current copper melt value for each penny is about $0.02. These coins can only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.

Small Date Coins

The 1960 penny with no mint mark and the small date is worth around $3 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade. The value is around $7 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS-65RD.

The 1960 D penny with the small date is worth around $0.20 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade. The value is around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS-65RD.

Proof coins with no mint mark and the small date are available and they are each valued at around $22 in PR 65 condition.

Large Date Coins

The 1960 penny with no mint mark and the 1960 D penny large date coins are each worth around $0.20 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade. The value is around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS-65RD.

Proof coins with no mint mark and the large date are available and they are each valued at around $2 in PR 65 condition.

D Over D, Small Date Over Large Date Error Coins

There is a rare error variety for the 1960 D penny. On the obverse side of the coin the D mint mark is minted over an outline of another D mint mark. In addition the small date is minted over a large date.

This error coin is worth around $150 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade. The value is around $300 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS-65RD.

Grading System

MS-63RB choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is red-brown.

MS-65RD gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable. The color is red.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1961 Penny
1959 Penny