Most 1987 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.

1987 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1987
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper
Total Weight: 2.5 grams

The US minted the 1987 penny with no mint mark and also the 1987 D penny and 1987 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
1987 Philadelphia 4,682,466,931
1987 D Denver 4,879,389,514
1987 S Proof San Francisco 4,227,728

Value

Most 1987 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 1987 penny with no mint mark and the 1987 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 1987 S proof penny is worth around $5 in PR 65 condition.

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:

1988 Penny
1986 Penny
1985 Penny