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- 1956-D : D Above Shadow D
1956 D Lincoln Wheat Cent : D Above Shadow D
Bronze Composite 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.):
The 1956 D Lincoln Wheat Cent (Penny) actually has a variety of repunched mintmark (RPM) errors of all sorts. One of the more major errors is the D above a "shadow" D mintmark. The best way to identify this error is to notice a very subtle but clear "D" located fully under the primary "D" mintmark. This is caused by the die striking the coin twice but the "D" from the first strike still appears on the coin after the second strike. This "shadow" D is pointed out between the arrows in the example image of this coin above.
USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1956-D Lincoln Wheat Penny (D Above Shadow D Variety) is Worth $5.43 in Average Condition and can be Worth $37 to $79 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) 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: $0.0191
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