1917 Lincoln Wheat Cent Small Cents : Doubled Die Obverse

Bronze Composite Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Victor D Brenner
Metal Composition: 95% Copper - 5% Tin and Zinc

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 3.11 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1917 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny
The 1917 Doubled Die Obverse DDO Lincoln Wheat Cent (Penny) is one of the more valuable doubled die errors. This can best be identified by noticing the doubling of the words "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the 1917 doubled date as depicted in the example image above. Example Image Courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
--$230$455$1,017$1,626$2,805$5,835-

The 1917 Lincoln Wheat Penny (Doubled Die Obverse Variety) is worth $230 in average condition and can be worth $2,805 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0181





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