1995 D Penny

Last updated: May, 27 2024

1995 D Pennies can be worth up to $20.00 in MS-66 Red condition, but on average are selling for $3.00 for a more attainable MS-63 Red, and slightly less for MS-63 Brown. This year is notable for the sheer number of double die errors, and it appears to be this error that makes up the majority of the sales for the 1995 Lincoln Cent.

1995 D Penny
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  • Year: 1995
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Lincoln Penny
  • Price: 25 cents-$20.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 7,128,560,000
  • Edge: Smooth

Notes: The 1995 Lincoln Cent is a 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper coin that the United States issued. The coin continues to have the Lincoln Memorial reverse until 2009.

How does color effect the value?

Generally speaking RD / Red is the most coveted and premier of colors, with RB or Red Brown being second place. BN or Brown is the least favorite and least eye appealing of all the colors.

Copper Penny Color Guide All pennies issued after 1982 will look lighter in color and weigh less than the copper coins issued before the change from copper to zinc.

What about 1995 Penny Errors?

All Major 1995 Penny Errors

The primary error to make a note of this year is DDO-001, FS 101. As mentioned previously, it seems the majority of 1995 Lincoln 1-cent coin sales are for this particular error variety.

1995 DDO FS-101 $20-$180

1995 Double Die Obverse Error

This coins is most easily identifiable by looking at the words Liberty on the front of the coin also called the obverse, take a photo with your cell phones zoom lens if possible or use a magnifying glass if you have one of those. Look at the edge of the letters for doubling like the photo we have attached.

1995 1C Broadstruck $20-$95

1995 Broadstruck

Broadstruck errors appear as if the coin was stretched out beyond the standard planchet size leaving a clean empty ring with no design around the normal design.

Normally a coin is struck with enough force to properly impact and leave an imprint, when a broadstruck error is created however its due to the coin blank being struck with excessive force.

1995 1C Foldover Strike $300-$1200

1995 Foldover

When a coin is not laying flat, and is struck by a die a foldover error occurs and the planchet is struck in such a way as to be bent or folded as the die is making contact with the planchet. So the planchet might be standing on its side if you will, as its being struck.

As you might imagine this error is rare, and because of its rarity these are by far some of the most valuable 1995 penny errors to exist.

1995 1C Offcenter Strike $15-$120

1995 Offcenter

Offcenter strikes are some of the most common errors to occur within the coin world, because of this they generally don't fetch huge sums. Off center errors are a great way to collect coin errors if you don't want to spend a huge some of money. The error of these coins is more closely related to the color and condition of the coin than the error itself.

1995 1C Struck on 10 Planchet $200-$500

Penny Struck on 10c

This error occurs when a 10c planchet is struck accidentally by a penny die. These errors are rare and because of this valuable. They are also easy enough to spot, its a coin that has the same weight of a dime 2.3 g but it has the image of a penny. There are a few variations of these coins. There are some that are overstruck on a dime, and some that are even double struck on a 10c planchet. That last one has sold for $2,000 in recent years.


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How much is a 1995 D 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 $20 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 1995, 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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