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.
Type: Lincoln Penny
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.
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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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.