Shield Pennies were minted from 2010 to the present year. They are composed of 99.2% zinc and 0.8% copper. Each penny weighs 2.5 grams. Most of these coins aren't valuable and they are only worth a premium in uncirculated condition.
Different series are available. Lincoln Shield pennies were minted out of four different locations- Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point. The pennies with no mint mark were minted out of Philadelphia. Pennies with the D mint mark were minted out of Denver. Pennies with the S mint mark are proof coins minted out of San Francisco. Pennies with the W mint mark are proof coins minted out of West Point. The mint mark, when present, can be found underneath the date.
Victor D. Brenner designed the obverse side of the coin and Lyndall Bass designed the reverse side of the coin.
The reverse side of the coin shows the Union shield. The 13 stripes on the shield represent the original 13 states.
Most shield pennies in circulated condition will only be worth their face value of $0.01. Pennies in uncirculated condition can sell for a premium. Proof coins will sell for higher prices.
Ultimately, the value of a Shield penny will depend on its series and its condition. See the list below to learn the value for any individual penny.
- 2010 Shield Penny
- 2011 Shield Penny
- 2012 Shield Penny
- 2013 Shield Penny
- 2014 Shield Penny
- 2015 Shield Penny
- 2016 Shield Penny
- 2017 Shield Penny
- 2018 Shield Penny
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