Most 1990 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.

1990 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1990
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper
Total Weight: 2.5 grams

The US minted the 1990 penny with no mint mark and also the 1990 D penny and 1990 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
1990 Philadelphia 6,851,765,000
1990 D Denver 4,922,894,533
1990 S Proof San Francisco 3,299,559

Value

Most 1990 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 1990 penny with no mint mark and the 1990 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 1990 S proof penny is worth around $5 in PR 65 condition.

Proof Error Coins

There is a rare error variety for the 1990 S proof penny. On these error coins there is no mint mark.

The 1990 proof penny with no S is worth around $2,250 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:

1991 Penny
1989 Penny
1988 Penny