2001 D Lincoln Penny

Last updated: June, 10 2024

The 2001 D Lincoln Cent was minted in Denver and is worth up to $18.00 in MS-65 RD condition, with higher MS66, 67, and even 68 specimens known to exist. Higher end mint states will be worth more obviously, please scroll down to see price chart. 2001 is also the year the mint created the fabled 2001 Mule Cent, that has sold in recent years for more than $100,000. Scroll down and watch the video we made on the 2001 D Muled Cent to learn more about this error coin. The 2001 cent is generally only worth around $1.50, and that value makes up the majority of online and in person sales. If you have questions about this coin please post them below.

2001 D Lincoln Penny
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  • Year: 2001
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Lincoln Penny
  • Price: 15 cents-$18.00+
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 5,374,990,000
  • Edge: Smooth


2001 D Penny Errors

What about errors from 2001 you ask?

All Major 2001 Penny Errors

2001 Mule Error Valued between $66,000-$114,000

Of all the errors issued from the United States Mint, the 2001 D Mule Penny Error is easily in the top 10, maybe even top 5.

A mule error occurs when dies from different varieties of coins are mismatched. In this example the obverse or front of the 2001 Lincoln penny, and the reverse (back) of a 2001 dime reverse. This coins heads is a penny, and its tails is a dime to put it another way. The coin was stuck on a 2001 penny planchet so its orangish in color.

There are only a few known specimens in circulation, current count is around 6 total coins. The most recent sales for this coin have been $114k, and then again a separate coin $114k. These coins have sold for as little as $66 thousand dollars however. So just finding one is enough profit to easily take a year or two off work, do whatever you like instead.

2001 Off Center 1C Error $10-$60

Off center strike errors for the 2001 cent are worth between $10-$60. These are fairly common and not the most valuable, that being said they are good entryway into 2001 Penny Errors for collectors.

2001 Offcenter Penny Error


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Price Chart

Rates listed here refer to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If new to collecting the prices below might not make sense.

Values listed here are the 2001 D RD (red) in color Lincoln cent.

  • Grade MS60 = $6-$6
  • Grade MS61 = $6-$10
  • Grade MS62 = $11-$18
  • Grade MS63 = $15-$25
  • Grade MS64 = $19-$31
  • Grade MS65 = $23-$38
  • Grade MS66 = $26-$44
  • Grade MS67 = $34-$56
  • Grade MS68 = $41-$69

Values listed here are the 2001 D RB (red brown) in color Lincoln cent. These are not as coveted a coin as the RD.

  • Grade MS61 = $2-$4
  • Grade MS62 = $4-$6
  • Grade MS63 = $6-$10
  • Grade MS64 = $9-$15
  • Grade MS65 = $14-$23
  • Grade MS66 = $19-$31
  • Grade MS67 = $26-$44
  • Grade MS68 = $34-$56

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How much is a 2001 D Lincoln Penny worth?

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 2001, 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 1964 $38
Lincoln Penny 1959 D $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
Lincoln Penny 1970 D $19
Lincoln Penny 1973 D $19
Lincoln Penny 1969 D $18
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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.