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1971 Lincoln Memorial Cent Small Cents : Doubled Die Obverse
Copper Alloy Penny
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.):
This is one of the rare and valuable 1971 Doubled Die Obverse DDO varieties of the Lincoln Memorial Cent. This Philadelphia-minted coin is best identified by the doubling of the letters "In God We Trust" along the top of the coin and the doubling of the word "Liberty" on the left side. In addition: The 1971 date is also doubled on this penny as well as depicted in the example image above. However the doubling is not always as prominent since there are multiple varieties of this particular doubled die. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
The 1971 Lincoln Memorial Penny (Doubled Die Obverse Variety) is worth $1,017 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: $0.0192
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