Most 1997 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.

1997 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 1997
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper
Total Weight: 2.5 grams

The US minted the 1997 penny with no mint mark and also the 1997 D penny and 1997 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
1997 Philadelphia 4,622,800,000
1997 D Denver 4,576,555,000
1997 S Proof San Francisco 2,796,678

Value

Most 1997 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 1997 penny with no mint mark and the 1997 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 1997 S proof penny is worth around $10 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:

1998 Penny
1996 Penny
1995 Penny