Most 1984 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.

1984 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1984
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper
Total Weight: 2.5 grams

The US minted the 1984 penny with no mint mark and also the 1984 D penny and 1984 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
1984 Philadelphia 8,151,079,000
1984 D Denver 5,569,238,906
1984 S Proof San Francisco 3,065,110

Value

Most 1984 pennies in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.01. These coins can only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.

The 1984 penny with no mint mark and the 1984 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 1984 S proof penny is worth around $4 in PR 65 condition.

Doubled Ear Error Coins

1984 Doubled Ear Penny
The doubled ear penny

There is a rare error variety for the 1984 penny with no mint mark. On the obverse side of the coin Lincoln's ear is doubled.

The 1984 penny with no mint mark doubled ear coin is worth around $225 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

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:

1985 Penny
1983 Penny
1982 Penny