Most 1992 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.

1992 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1992
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper
Total Weight: 2.5 grams

The US minted the 1992 penny with no mint mark and also the 1992 D penny and 1992 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
1992 Philadelphia 4,648,905,000
1992 D Denver 4,448,673,300
1992 S Proof San Francisco 4,176,560

Value

Most 1992 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 1992 penny with no mint mark and the 1992 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 1992 S proof penny is worth around $5 in PR 65 condition.

Close AM Error Coins

Close AM Penny
A close AM penny

In 1993 there was a slight design change on the reverse side of the Lincoln pennies. Instead of having space between the A and M in the word America, the updated design had the A and M almost touching. A small number of 1992 pennies have the reverse of the 1993 pennies with the close AM. There are close AM error varieties for both the 1992 penny with no mint mark and the 1992 D penny.

These coins are extremely rare. Since there is a lack of sales data it's difficult to provide an accurate price, but one coin recently sold for $24,056.63 on eBay.

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:

1993 Penny
1991 Penny
1990 Penny