1982 S Proof Penny

Last updated: January, 12 2024

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1982 S Lincoln Penny Proof in average condition to be worth 25 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $3.00.

1982 S Proof Penny
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  • Year: 1982
  • Mint Mark: S
  • Type: Lincoln Penny
  • Price: 25 cents-$3.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 3,857,000
  • Edge: Smooth

Notes: These are proofs, when buying look for UCAM (ultra cameo) or DCAM (Deep Cameo). The cameo designation means the coins surface is both mirror finished, and the raised portions are frosted.

Example of Cameo Designation


1982 Large and Small date Guide

1982 Small vs Large Date

What about 1982 Penny Errors?

Quick list of errors includes the usual clipped planchet, off center, and double die. Added to this list is a 1982 small date 3.1g.

Penny Errors for 1982

3.1g Small Date 1982 $300-$5,000

The small date from 1982 was meant to be issued from zinc, but there are some instances where it was by accident created from a copper planchet. This error is seriously hard to spot. You literally have to find a small date 1982 and then weigh it on a digital scale. If it read 3.1 and not 2.8g then this coin might be and error. These are selling for up to $4,000 in good condition.

Struck on 10c Planchet $50-$500+-

This error occurs when a 10c dime planchet is struck by the 1c penny die. There is another variation where this coin is re-struck on and already created dime.

Restruck on Dime $350-$2000

Similar to the error listed above but this time it was restruck OVER an already created dime. This one has the Roosevelt dimes head outline. These coins are no longer silver.

Clipped Planchet $10-$65

Improperly clipped planchet then struck with a 1c Lincoln die.

There are both curved clip (looks like a crescent cut), and straight clipped specimens to be had.

Off Center $35-$100

Off center strike by die to the 1c planchet creates this error. These are fairly common and rarely worth more than $100


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How much is a 1982 S Proof Penny worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 25 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $3 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 1982, 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 1967 $55
Lincoln Penny 1982 $55
Lincoln Penny 2000 $50
Lincoln Penny 2000 D $40
Lincoln Penny 1964 $38
Lincoln Penny 1959 D $35
Lincoln Penny 2000 S $35
Lincoln Penny 1962 D $32
Lincoln Penny 1969 $31
Lincoln Penny 1971 S $30
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
Lincoln Penny 1959 $25
Lincoln Penny 1968 S $25
Lincoln Penny 1975 $25
Lincoln Penny 1976 S $25
Lincoln Penny 2005 D $25
Lincoln Penny 1978 D $23
Lincoln Penny 1960 $22
Lincoln Penny 1960 D $22
Lincoln Penny 1971 $22
Lincoln Penny 1978 $22
Lincoln Penny 1970 S $20
Lincoln Penny 1971 D $20
Lincoln Penny 1993 D $20
Lincoln Penny 1995 $20
Lincoln Penny 1995 D $20
Lincoln Penny 1995 S $20
Lincoln Penny 1969 S $19
Lincoln Penny 1970 $19
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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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.