- Key: Better Date
- Year: 1952
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Wheat Penny
- Price: 15 cents-$18.00+
- Face Value: 0.01 USD
- Produced: 137,800,000
- Edge: Smooth
1952 Cent Errors include; Struck on Dime Planchet - this coin is silver and will be smaller than a penny meaning a portion of the cent will be missing 1952 Struck on Dime Planchet errors are worth around $2,000.. Struck Off Center - Off center strikes might range from 10% off center to 90% off center. Off Center 1952 Cents will look like a partially blank coin with a portion of a non blank coin attached. When the planchet is off center and the die strikes the coin this is the result. Double Struck-1952 D has a few double strike errors. This occurs when the die strikes the planchet more than 1x.
1952 Proofs 81 Thousand proof pennies were also issued here at the mint in San Francisco and they are worth around $58 each.
Copper Penny Color Guide
As with all pennies from this era the redder the better. The color of the copper coin dictates the value nearly as much as the condition. RD (Red) versions of this coin are worth more than RB (Red Brown), and RB is worth more than BN (brown). Use the image below as reference if you are second guessing yourself on the color of a penny. If certified the coin will be marked with an agreed upon color.
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How much is a 1952 S Penny worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 15 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $18 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1952, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Overall Specs & Design
This coin has a total mass of 3.11 g, a diameter of 19.05 mm, and a thickness of 1.55 mm. It's edge is smooth, and the coins are composed of 95% copper and 5% tin and zinc..
Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Front (Obverse): The front or obverse of this coin contains the bust of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. If a mint mark is present it will be on the bottom right just under the year. If no mint mark is present the coin was minted in Philadelphia. With D standing for Denver, and S standing for San Francisco. The words IN GOD WE TRUST follow the top arch of the coin nicely framing Lincolns head, and the word LIBERTY sits just left of President Lincolns Colar.
Back (Reverse): The reverse of the Wheat Penny, also known as the Wheat Cent contains two wheat stalks, the words One Cent, and the Latin phrase E PLURIBUS UNUM which means Out of many, one. The reverse image would later change in 1959.
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