2009 Penny Professional Life

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 2009 Shield Penny in average condition to be worth 1 cent, while one in mint state could be valued around $0.80. - Last updated: June, 21 2022


2009 Penny Professional Life
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  • Year: 2009
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Shield Penny
  • Price: 1 cent-$0.80
  • Face Value: 0.01 USD
  • Produced: 316,000,000
  • Edge: Smooth






Notes: Four different pennies were created and issued for the bicentennial and centennial for the Lincoln cent. The 2009 represents the professional life of President Lincoln which spanned 1830-1861. The obverse or front of the coin has the inscriptions; IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2009. While the reverse (back of the penny) has the inscriptions. United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, and Once Cent. In terms of errors not many have been found but time will likely tell a different story. So far only a few Double Die strikes are known.


How much is a 2009 Penny Professional Life 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 $1 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 2009, 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 Shield Pennys then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.




Most Valuable

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

Image Year Mint Worth
Shield Penny 2012 D $25
Shield Penny 2012 S $25
Shield Penny 2013 D $25
Shield Penny 2013 S $25
Shield Penny 2014 S $25
Shield Penny 2017 S $22
Shield Penny 2010 D $21
Shield Penny 2012 $20
Shield Penny 2013 $20
Shield Penny 2015 S $20
Shield Penny 2016 S $18
Shield Penny 2010 $15
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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 Shield Penny's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Shield Penny?

Name Produced
2018 S 899,000
2019 W 899,000
2017 S 979,000
2019 S 1,054,000
2014 S 1,190,000
2015 S 1,190,000
2013 S 1,274,000
2011 S 1,673,000
2010 S 1,689,000
2009 S 2,995,000
2009 S 2,995,000
2009 S 2,995,000
2009 129,600,000
2009 D 198,000,000
2009 284,400,000
2009 316,000,000
2009 D 336,000,000
2009 D 350,400,000
2009 S 350,400,000
2009 D 363,600,000
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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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