Most 1965 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.

1965 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1965
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 95% copper, 5% zinc
Total Weight: 3.11 grams

The US minted the 1965 penny with no mint mark. There were no other penny series minted for this year. For example, the 1965 D penny does not exist.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1965 Philadelphia 1,497,224,900

Value

Most 1965 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.

The 1965 penny with no mint mark is worth around $0.20 in uncirculated condition with an MS-63RB grade. The value is around $0.50 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS-65RD.

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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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1966 Penny
1964 Penny
1963 Penny