1963 Penny Value (Price Chart, Error List, History & Varieties)

1963 was a main year in US history but has some bad memories since J.F. Kennedy was shot. But for the coines field, there was a larger change in the metal used to make pennies in 1963. In this year tin was removed from the coins. The value of a 1963 Lincoln penny in average condition is about one cent, and one in the mint state can be about fifteen dollars. let’s discuss 1963 Penny Value (Rare Errors, “D” and No Mint Mark)

1963 Penny Features

  • The weight of the 1963 penny is 2.5 grams and its diameter is 19.05 mm
  • Its thickness is 1.52mm and has edge smooth
  • It is made with the use of 95% copper (Pre 1982), 97% copper 3% zinc (after 1982)

1963 PennyFront (Obverse)

The front side of this coin comes with a photo of Lincoln US president The word In God We Trust was written at the top of part of the coin. The date is wiring with a mint mark. if there is no mint mark a coin is made at P mint. In 2017 years only P mint makr was used to celebrate the US mint anniversary.

1963 Penny Back (Reverse):

At the back side of this penny, there is a photo of the Lincoln Memorial that was made in Washington D.C. It was first used in 1959 at the celebration of the 150th birthday of Lincoln. The denomination is mentioned below the image of the lower coin edge. Country name in a small letter written at coin upper part. The moto in the Latin language E pluribus unum is written below the country name. This word defines the USA’s creation from different states. The meaning of this word is “From the many, one”.

1963 Penny value

History of the 1963 Penny

As all we know the US was a colony of British. So there are dollars and cents used but still a cent coin is called a penny since it is known as in the UK. The Lincoln cent was used in 1909 to celebrate the hundred years from the birth date of Abraham Lincoln. This coin was made to give tribute the Lincoln famous us president. For this President Theodore Roosevelt asked to mint to get the services of expert designers to make new designs of US currency. So as a result, the Lincon cent was made by Victor David Brenner.

At the start, a penny is made with ninety percent of copper and five percent tin and zinc. In 1943 most used pennies in wartime were made with low-grade carbon steel one percent zinc coated.  After 1982 the penny changed in composition from 97.5 percent zinc and 2.5 percent copper.in 1959 to celebrate the 150th birth of Lincln mind changed the design at the backside. At the backside, the wheat stalks were replaced with the Lincoln Memorial for the next 50 years. The cone cent coins from 1909 to 1958 known as wheat pennies and from 1959 to 2008 were called Lincoln Memorial Cents. In 2009  Bicentennial Cents was introduced.

1963 (P) No Mint Mark Penny Value

if there is not a letter on the back side of the penny below the date it means the penny was made at P mint. Philly was the first us mint facility not to have a mint mark.  In 1963 pennies were made more than 750 million. Since it can easily be found in circulation. The value is based on the color of the coins and the condition. Coin condition and quality are graded from one to seventy and 70 is a high number. Mint state coins are graded from 60 or more numbers. The 1963 penny is common for all grades about MS63.

  • Red 1963 Philadelphia penny MS63 = $6
  • Red 1963 Philadelphia penny MS65 = $20
  • Red 1963 Philadelphia penny MS67 = $775
  • Red 1963 Philadelphia penny MS67+ = $9,000 two coins exists

1963 D Penny Value

There were more than 1.77 billion 1963 pennies made at D mint about double that of the P mint. if there is a small D below the date on a coin it means the coin was made at Denver Mint. The P mint pennies mostly brown or red or brown coins have a value of one cent. But it is not easy to find red Denver pennies with high grades. For MS63 red coins value of P mint is about three dollars. Bu ti there is coin graded higher than MS65 have a high value. The red color 1963 penny graded MS66 has a value of about 90 degrees. it is about 3 times that P mint. Values increase to 450 dollars for MS66+ and highest for MS67.

1963 (P) No Mint Mark Proof Penny Value

There were more than three million proof pennies made in the P Mint in 1963. Proof pennis made on burnished planchets with the use of special dies. Normally first 50 to 100 coines come with a Cameo effect, their background is mirrored and the image is frosted. next hundred coins can have a less pronounced D-CAM contrast. D-CAM means devices are less hazy but still come with sharp differences between mirrored filed and frosted devices. The reverse proofs come with mirrored devices and frosted fields.  The 1963-proof penny graded PR70 D CAM sold about $40,250 in 2014.

1963 Penny Errors

1963 Penny DDO Errors

Double die obverse error comes if the die shifts during its creation in the hub. In a result, all coins minted error die will face the double die error. it can easily find the doubling on words and date numbers, for this use a microscope to find errors.

Coin Price Grade
1963 Penny $20 MS 62 RB
1963 Penny $40 AU 53 B
1963 Penny $305 MS 65 RD

1963 Penny RPM Error or (Re-Punched Mint Mark)

For coin creation, there is a master hub used to make the master die. The master die makes a working hub, that in result makes a working die. The working dies are used for the creation of coins. Till 1990 all mint marks were made manually on the coins.  There were mallet and handheld punches used to make mint mark units in 1989. SO RPM errors can easily occur. It can result in the mint mark being punched 2, 3, or 4 times. The 1963 ROM has a value of about three to five dollars.

1963 d Penny value

1963 Penny DDR Error

DDR double dies reverse which means the die used to mint at coins reverse has an error and that shifted to the coin with striking. As a result, there is a double effect that can seen in the word Amercial initials of FG, this error can easily seen on proof coins.

Grade Price
PR 64 or MS 64 $50
PR 66 or MS 66 $350


1963 Penny Off-Centre Error

With the increasing age of dies cracks and breaks can shift on coins. That is called cud errors, and BIE is its example. As planchets hubes and dies are struck many times before completing work. As a result off center, an error can be made if the metal changes its position. five percent off-center errors can have a value of three dollars and ten percent off-center can have the value of a 1963 penny about ten percent high. If it is 50 percent off-center it can sold from 50 to 100 dollars. 1963 MS 62 RB with forty-five percent off-center sold for 250 dollars.1963 Penny Struck on a Dime Planchet

The coin is stamped on a planchet with the errored denomination, metal mix, and also another country. Checking the color of the coin, weighing the coin, and designing it can be found. Use a microscope for DDO and DDR checking.  1963 cent struck on silver dime look truncated and can have reds and MS62 sold for $4,600.

1963 Penny BIE Cud Error

After the 2010s pennies made come with Wide AM and Narrow AM errors. It is due to spacing between A and M in the US, that is reverse top collar of cns. But for 1963 pennies spacing errors were common in Liberty. There is one I can see between B and E. It was die break and comes with the value of five cents.

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