How much is a 1970 D penny worth? (Rare Errors, “D”, “S” And No Mint Mark)

The value of a 1970 D Lincoln penny for the average condition is about one cent and in mint state is about fifteen dollars. There are many types of 1970 D penny errors. Such as off center strikes and floating roofs on the reverse make different values for coins. Let discuss How much is a 1970 D penny worth? (Rare Errors, “D”, “S” And No Mint Mark).

1970 penny Features

What Is 1970 Lincoln Penny

  • Its weight is about 2.5grams
  • Diameter is 19.05 mm and thickness is 1.52mm
  • it has a smooth edge
  • Its composition is Pre-1982: 95% Copper, Post-1982: 97.5% Zinc, 2.5% Copper.
  • Its design made by Victor D. Brenner (front side), and Lyndall Bass (back side)

1970 penny Features

1970 Penny Front (Obverse)

The front side of these coins comes with a photo of Lincoln’s 16th US president. The words  In God We Trust are written over the coins. The date 1970 is also on this side with the mint mark S or D. There is no mint mark for P mint and in 2017 P mint was added the honor the 225th anniversary of the United States Mint.

1970 Back (Reverse):

The back side of this coin comes with the Lincoln Memorial which was added to Lincoln pennies in 1959 and replaced with two wheat stalks. On this side of coins, there is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA written with ONE CENT denomination.

1970 Penny Value Chart

1970 penny Mint Mark MS63 Ms64 MS65+ MS67 MS67+ PR69
No 8 12 22 $190.00 5500
D 10 16 26 $500.00 $3,500
S Smal date 52 65 100 700
S larger date 12 16 25 275 $2,000
S proof small date penny
$9,500 DCAM
S proof large date
$700 DCAM

1970 Penny Value Chart

1970 No Mint Mark Penny Value

There were 1,898,315,000 Lincoln pennies without the mint mark in 1970.

  • it does not have a mint mark and its value is less than one dollar
  • Red-toned coins value of $150.
  • 1970 MS 67+ RD Lincoln penny sold for $4,406.25 in 2014)

1970-D Penny Regular Strike Value

  • it was made by Denver Mint in 1970
  • 2,891,438,900 coins were made with the D mint mark.
  • MS 67+ RD sold for $2,820 in 2016 and in 2023 sold for $3,500.

1970 S Penny Value

There were a small number of 1970 pennies made by S mint making them high value. 690,560,004 coins with an S mint mark made for circulation. These pennies are made in two types that make these coins high value. The difference between these two types is the number. 4 digits are configured on top of pennies with a small date. Coins having larger dates come with numbers seven and zero which are larger than regular size.

  • 1970 S Large Date has an average value of $0.56 and in auction record sold for $1,500 in 2019.
  • 1970 S Small Date average value is  $65 and sold for $2,464 at David Lawrence RC Auction in 2008.

1970-S Large-Date Penny Regular Strike Value

  • AU 58 BN sold for  1000 dollars in 2020
  • MS 67+ RD grade coin sold for 1500 dollars in 2020
  • MS 67+ RD coins sold for 2000 dollars in 2023

1970-S Small-Date Proof Penny Value

Proof pennies made with the use of special dies and planchets. These blanks are burnished for striking to have more shine when dies have polished field and frosted devices for contrast. Coins have the largest difference between photot and backdrop are of Deep Cameo or DCAM grade. 1970 was the last year when coins were frosted with the use of acid wash.

1970-S Small-Date Proof Penny Value

  • 2,632,810  Small-Date Proof Pennies were made.
  • PR 66= $1,323 sold in 2004
  • PR 69 CAM=  sold for $1,096 in 2021
  • PR 69 DCAM= $18,400 sold in 2005
  •  PR 69 DCAM= sold for $6,600 in 2020
  • PR 69 DCAM sold for $9,500.

Rare 1970 Penny Error List

1970 (P) Penny Partial Brockage Error

In the brockage error previous coin was struck on the die so the back side of the coin struck the reverse. Due to this reverse struck design affected and made coins without heads. The coin. NGC-Graded Philadelphia Penny was sold for$65 in MS 60 BRN.

1970 S DDO Lincoln Penny Error

The 1970 penny with double die error is a rare type and has a high value. Doubling effects can seen in words IN GOD WE TRUST and LIBERTY. Based on color some coins in mint stat have a value of about a thousand dollars. The larger date with MS66 grade with red toning is high-value coins.

  • Red-Brown coins sold  in 2001 for $24,150
  • Red-Brown sold in 2018 for $9,500
  • Brown color coin sold for 3675 dollars in 2013

1970 S DDO Lincoln Penny Value can seen here.

Coin Condition 1970 S DDO RD
MS 60 $2,310
MS 61 $2,500
MS 62 $2,750
MS 63 $3,000
MS 64 $3,600
MS 65 11,200
MS 66 16,800
Coin Condition 1970 S DDO BN value
MS 60 $1,560
MS 61 $1,690
MS 62 $2,000
MS 63 $2,250
MS 64 $2,500
MS 65 $3,750
Coin Condition 1970 S DDO RB
MS 60 $1,880
MS 61 $2,190
MS 62 $2,500
MS 63 $2,750
MS 64 $3,000
MS 65 $6,250

1970-S LD DDO Penny Business Strike FS-101

In 1970 S mint made proofs pennies and business sriks. The FS102 was proof coins error and FS101 was both business strike and proof.

  • FS-101 DDO AU 58 sold for $2,125 in 2010
  • FS-101 DDO  MS 65 sold in 2,018 for $9,500.
  • MS 65 RB sold 2,022 for $8,225.
  • MS 66 RD grade sold in 2022 for $18,000.

1970-S LD TDO Proof Penny FS-107

The TDO stands for Tripled DIe Obverse is like the DDO with the difference that shift exists on both the 2nd and 3rd strike. The tripling effect can easily be seen on minted dates and different words.

  • PR 69 RD Large-Date PR 69 RD sold in  2023 for $1,140
  • LD PR 65 CAM was sold in  2013 for $588.
  • LD PR 67 DCAM PR 67 was sold in 2016 for $588.

History Of 1970 Lincoln Penny

The Lincoln pennies first time was made in 1909 at the 100th birthday of 16th US President Lincoln and these coins were replaced by Indian head pennies. The design of the initial Lincoln comes with the initials of designer VDB. That was removed after some time and pennies made after 1918 came with these initials again. The design of the 1909 Lincoln pennies again changed in 1959 on 150th birthday of Lincoln and a reverse Lincoln memorial was added.

Total 5,482,946,714 1970 pennies made out that 1,898,315,000 were P minted  1970 No Mint mark penn, 2,891,438,900 1970 D penny,   690,560,004 1970 S penny and 2,632,810  1970 S proof penny. Firstly Lincoln pennies came with ninety-five percent copper that was converted in WWII to zinc-plated steel to strike coins in 1943. The copper composition changed since copper was used for army uses in war, So again composition was restored and not changed until 1982. After 1982 the currently used pennies are 97.5% zinc with added copper.

What Makes A 1970 Penny Rare?

The 1970 penny is not rare but some types with a small date or having an error DDO are rare and have high value.

Which 1970s penny is most valuable?

  • 1970 S MS 64 DDO LD BN sold in 2,013 for $3,675
  • 1970 S PR 69 LD DCAM sold in 2,002 for $3,220
  • 1970 D MS 67+ RD sold in 2016 for $2,820
  • 1970 S PR 70 LD RD sold in 2003 for $2,530
  • 1970 S MS 67 SD RD  sold in 2008 for $2,464
  • 1970 S MS 66 DDO LD RD sold for $24,150 in 2001.
  • 1970 S PR 69 SD DCAM sold in 2005 for $18,400
  • 1970 S MS 65 DDO LD RB sold in   2018 for $9,500
  • 1970 No Mint mark MS 67+ RD  sold for $4,406 in 2004
  • 1970 S AU 50 SD BN sold for  $1,610 sold in 2005
  • 1970 S MS 67+ LD RD sold for  $1,500 in 2019
  • 1970 S PR 66 SD RD = $1,323 in 2004
  • 1970 S PR 69 SD CAM= $1,096
  • 1970 S AU 58 LD BN= $1,000
  • 1970 S PR 67 LD CAM= $431
  • 1970 No Mint mark MS 64 BN= $427
  • 1970 S MS 67 LD RB=$395
  • 1970 D AU 55 BN=$316
  • 1970 S MS 63 SD RB= $82
  • 1970 D MS 63 RB= $39
  • 1970 No Mint mark MS 67 RB= $67.

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Faqs

what is the value of the 1970 No Mint Mark Lincoln Penny?

The 1970 pennies made at P mint are of value less than a dollar. But one coin with MS 67+ grade sold for $4,406.25 at auction in 2014.

What Is 1970 Lincoln Penny Rare?

The S-minted pennies are 1970 rare pennies with a small date. With that pennies DDO errors with large dates are rare.

Are all 1970 pennies valuable?

Mostly 1970 Lincoln pennies were not valuable, but these pennies sold for high value in circulated conditions. The 1970 penny with no mint mark 1970 D penny and 1970 S penny are high value.

How rare is a 1970s small date penny?

There is no proper record for several 1970 S small date pennies for either business strike or proof but estimates point to their representing about 10% to 15% of the total issue mintage, if not less.

 

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