1970 S Lincoln Memorial Cent Small Cents : All Varieties

Copper Alloy Penny

Mintage: 693,192,814
Minted at: San Francisco

Designer - Engraver: Frank Gasparro
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.):
1970 S Small Date vs Large Date Comparison - Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny
The San Francisco mint produced two different varieties of the 1970 S Lincoln Memorial Cent (Penny). There was a small date and a large date variety. One of the big differences is that the small date included a 7 that was higher up and level with the zero "0" while the large date had a seven that sat lower within the date. The comparison between the two coins is depicted in the example image above. Click the image to enlarge.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0177


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