1960 D Lincoln Penny

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1960 D Lincoln Penny in average condition to be worth 1 cent, while one in mint state could be valued around $22.00. - Last updated: January, 06 2024


1960 D Lincoln Penny
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  • Key: Semi-Key Date
  • Year: 1960
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Lincoln Penny
  • Price: 1 cent-$22.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 1,580,884,000
  • Edge: Smooth





Notes: There are large and small 1960 D pennies in the wild. The small date is the more expensive of the 2 coins and its worth somewhere between 4 and $8.35 each currently. Common error to look for with the 1960 D cent is the D over D usually listed as D/D.

1960 D Penny Basic Facts

Minted at both the Denver (D), and Philadelphia (no mint mark).

1960 d - only small date is semi key

1960 is semi key date.

1960 1C

Small and Large Date mint marks are circulating, be sure to collect them all.

Production Numbers

  • 586 million - 1960 P Pennies
  • 1.58 billion - 1960 D Pennies

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Are 1960 Pennies Copper?

Yes, Pennies minted in 1960 are indeed copper, with the mint making the big change to zinc mid year in 1982.

Are there any 1960 Penny Errors?

Yes there are a few to look out for and they are...

Penny Errors from 1960

  • 1960 Struck on 10c Planchet - Silver dime planchets from 1960 accidentally were struck with 1960 1c dies.
  • Broken Planchet - When a broken or partial planchet is struck this is what you get.
  • Small Date / Large Date - When the penny is restruck first by the large date, and lastly by the smaller year mint mark then this is the result.
  • 1960 Large / Small Date Error - This error is the same as the one above but in reverse order. First the small date is struck, then the large date. This one is a little harder to discern.
  • D/D Error - A very common error in general amongst coins.
  • Clipped Planchet - When the planchet has a segment clipped off and then makes its way through the mint marking procedure this is the result.



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How much is a 1960 D Lincoln Penny worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 1 cent, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $22 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 1960, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Specs & Design

This coin has a total mass of 2.5 g, a diameter of 19.05 mm, and a thickness of 1.52 mm. It's edge is Smooth, and the coins are composed of 95% Copper Pre 1982, 97.5% Zinc, 2.5% Copper after 1982.


Designer: Victor D. Brenner (obv), Lyndall Bass (rev)


Front (Obverse): The obverse or front of this coin contains the bust of President Lincoln the 16th president of the United States. The words In God We Trust are engraved in an arching manner on the top most portion of this coin. The date is present along with the mint mark. If the mark is missing the coin was issued from the Philadelphia mint. With the exception of 2017 P, the only year to contain a P mint mark to honor the 225th anniversary of the United States Mint.


Back (Reverse): The reverse of this coin has been described as Lincoln Memorial design. Nice clean lines on the steps and buildings are important for a decent grade. The Lincoln Memorial replaced the reverse after the last Wheat Cent was issued in 1958.



Most Valuable

The most valuable Lincoln Penny's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Lincoln Penny 1982 $55
Lincoln Penny 1967 $50
Lincoln Penny 1975 $45
Lincoln Penny 1959 D $40
Lincoln Penny 1962 D $32
Lincoln Penny 1975 D $30
Lincoln Penny 1982 D $30
Lincoln Penny 2002 D $30
Lincoln Penny 1962 $29
Lincoln Penny 1961 $28
Lincoln Penny 1961 D $27
Lincoln Penny 2002 $27
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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