1980 Penny

Collectors looking to purchase and hold a 1980 copper penny will need to depend $14.00 for one professionally graded MS65 condition and in a permanent holder. If the coin you are needing pricing on is in average to above average condition it will be around $4.25. Coins that are missing most features are considered to be in poor condition and therefore only worth 1 cent - Last updated: June, 10 2022

  • Year: 1980
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Lincoln Penny
  • Price: 1 cent-$14.00
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 7,414,705,000
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Silver Content: 0%


1980 Penny
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Notes: When it comes to copper pennies only one color reigns supreme...Red (RD). Coins designated as Red by major grading services like PCGS and NGC will fetch a premium. Those with color Brown Red or RB will be worth slightly less, but still more than those just rated brown.


Advanced Price List

This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.


Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1980 Penny as follows.


  • Prices below are for coins designated as Red. Red Brown and Brown colors should have their rates reduced.

  • Grade AU58 = $4-$6
  • Grade MS60 = $4-$4
  • Grade MS61 = $4-$6
  • Grade MS62 = $5-$8
  • Grade MS63 = $6-$10
  • Grade MS64 = $11-$19
  • Grade MS65 = $15-$25
  • Grade MS66 = $26-$44


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How much is a 1980 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 1 cent, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $14 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 1980, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about lincoln pennys then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.


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 1961 D $75
Lincoln Penny 1959 D $60
Lincoln Penny 1982 $45
Lincoln Penny 2006 D $35
Lincoln Penny 1961 $32
Lincoln Penny 1975 D $30
Lincoln Penny 2002 D $30
Lincoln Penny 1962 $29
Lincoln Penny 1962 D $29
Lincoln Penny 1959 $28
Lincoln Penny 2002 $27
Lincoln Penny 2005 D $25
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Lincoln Penny's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Lincoln Penny?

Name Produced
1969 1,136,000
1998 S 2,086,000
2008 S 2,169,000
1996 S 2,525,000
2007 S 2,577,000
1997 S 2,796,000
1995 S 2,797,000
1975 S 2,845,000
1991 S 2,867,000
2004 S 2,965,000
1986 S 3,010,000
2006 S 3,054,000
1984 S 3,065,000
1978 S 3,127,000
2001 S 3,187,000
2002 S 3,211,000
1989 S 3,220,000
1977 S 3,251,000
1988 S 3,262,000
1994 S 3,269,000
Name Produced

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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