1981 S Lincoln Memorial Cent Small Cents : Type 2 - Clear S

Copper Alloy Penny

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1981 S Type 2 Clear S Proof Lincoln Memorial Cent Penny
The San Francisco Mint produced two different varieties of the 1981 S Proof Lincoln Memorial Cent (Penny) where one had a filled in S and the other had a Clear S. Depicted in the example image of the coin above is the Type 2 Clear S. This can be best identified by the S being clearer and not as filled in. It is also "flatter" in a vertical sense. Below is a close-up image comparing the Type 1 Filled S vs the Type 2 Clear S. Click the image to enlarge:

1981 Type 1 Filled S vs Type 2 Clear S Lincoln Cent Penny - Difference and Comparison
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: $0.0180


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