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Hi I’m new to the forum and new to coin collecting. I found this in my pocket change, it looks to be in good condition. I was wondering if it would be worth getting it graded.


  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭✭✭

    NO. This coin would top out at 65 on a technical grade but the eye appeal is zero.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,804 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,819 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you are referring to the plating bubbles, they are pretty common and don't really add any value.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Dstnfx .... Welcome aboard. Your cent is a common coin, in average circulated condition with plating bubbles. Definitely not worth the cost of grading. It could go in an album if you decide to do the Lincoln cent series. Good luck, Cheers, RickO

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great Lincoln cent for a coin album. Nice condition considering the age and zinc nature. Definitely don’t look too hard for die markers or similar…

  • olympicsosolympicsos Posts: 693 ✭✭✭✭

    A zincoln? Yuck, spend it!!!

  • CoinHoarderCoinHoarder Posts: 2,455 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome aboard.
    Spend it.

    Kennedys are my quest...

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Spending money. Nothing more.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    welcome and spend it

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice condition but way too common - there were over 5.6 BILLION minted.

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put it in a 2x2 as an example of trapped gas bubbles during that period. If you're looking for errors, time to study up. errors-ref.com and lincolncentresource.com are worth the price of admission. Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • markelman1125markelman1125 Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 20, 2021 3:25PM

    For your info, unless Lincoln memorial cents have a rare error or variety all are really not worth grading

  • yup I just found this one........... "L" didn't stamp very hard in liberty.

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cents from the 1980's are still readily available in roll quantities. It takes a very special one to be worth the grading fees.
    This one looks typical of most roll coins.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • DstnfxDstnfx Posts: 53 ✭✭

    Thanks for all the advice

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @fejjins said:
    yup I just found this one........... "L" didn't stamp very hard in liberty.

    Seems to be just a worn die - you can see a slight ridge ring forming right under the "L" and going down to Lincoln's shoulder

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • get yourself a copy of "Cherrypickers Guide" vol 1. In the guide it shows what to look for and gives photos and explanations for what is errors. However, even with saying this, most errors are common enough the values do not significantly increase simply because the numbers of them out there that can still be found in pocket change., example RPM {prepunched mintmark} which appear to be common on lots of lincoln cents. Another good example is the 1955 Double Die Obverse lincoln. To find one with true doubling where you can actually see the complete date , motto and Liberty, stamped on it twice is extremely rare but you can also find them with only minor doubling which are more common for that error. Pricing will reflect the difference in doubling. The more pronounced the doubling the higher the value. for most, minor doubling doesn't ad much value. just from my research and experience.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got this 1968 S Lincoln Cent in change today from Kroger's.

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  • LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,391 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That and another 399¢ will get you a cup of coffee.

    And WELCOME!

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