Most 1975 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.

1975 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1975
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 95% copper, 5% zinc
Total Weight: 3.11 grams

The US minted the 1975 penny with no mint mark and also the 1975 D penny and 1975 S proof penny. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin below the date.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1975 Philadelphia 5,451,476,142
1975 D Denver 4,505,275,300
1975 S Proof San Francisco 2,845,450

Value

Most 1975 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 1975 penny with no mint mark and the 1975 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 1975 S proof penny is worth around $3.50 in PR 65 condition.

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Grading System

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

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

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1976 Penny
1974 Penny
1973 Penny