How Much Is A 1972 Double Die Penny Worth?

Last Updated on March 11, 2022

If you a have rare penny, you’re still not guaranteed to get hundreds of dollars for it. Of course, a penny is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.

If you have 1972 double die penny then you may be able to make a fortune out of it. We’ll reveal the 1972 doubled die penny’s worth and we’ll provide more helpful information about this penny.


How much is a 1972 double die penny worth?

In circulated condition, you can sell 1972 double die penny anywhere from $75 and if it’s well preserved you can sell it for hundreds of dollars. It should be an uncirculated specimen in an old estate coin collection.

How many 1972 double die pennies are there?

More than 5.5billion 1972 pennies were made and experts also estimate that 20,000 examples of the 1972 double die penny were made accidentally.

How do I know if my 1972 penny is a double die?

The 1972 Doubled Die Type 1 can be easily identified as word LIBERTY is doubled towards the South and it has strong doubling to the South West on all four digits on the date. Also, IN GOD WE TRUST on the obverse are also doubled towards the East.

How much is a 1972 double rim penny worth?

In uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade, with no mint mark, the 1972 penny and the 1972 D penny are each worth around $0.30. In uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade, the 1972 S penny is worth around $0.75. Expect around $1 for proof coins with the S mint mark in PR 65 condition.

What does it mean when a coin is double dyed?

When the coin die is not properly manufactured, a doubled die coin is created. This error leads to the appearance of two images on a single coin die and the more obvious this error is, the higher the value.

Which 1970s penny is most valuable?

To produce Lincoln Cents the San Francisco Mint used two different dies in 1970. One die had a date that was larger than the other and the one with the large date, “7” in 1970 is lower than the “9” and the “0.” The smaller variety, the date is the rarer of the two and carries a premium value.

What is the most expensive penny?

1943-D Lincoln penny that had been struck on a bronze planchet is the most expensive penny. It was in uncirculated condition and was sold in an auction in 2010  for an unbelievable price of $1,700,000.

What pennies are worth money in what years?

1859 to 1879 Indian Head pennies are worth more than $10. Wheat pennies were minted between 1909 and 1956 are worth about 4 to 5 cents and it can have double-digit value if it’s in better condition. Pennies in near perfect condition can be worth much more. 

How much is a double printed penny worth?

Multiple strike error coins and modern double stamped coins are common and have minimal extra collector value. They usually sell under $100.00.

What is a 1972 d penny?

1972 Doubled Die Obverse DDO varieties of the Lincoln Memorial Cent are  rare and very valuable. This coin can be identified by the doubling of the word “Liberty” on the left side and the prominent doubling of the letters “In God We Trust.”

Are 1973 pennies worth anything?

In uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade, the 1973 penny with no mint mark and the 1973 D penny are each worth around $0.30. In uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade, the 1973 S penny is worth around $0.85. In PR 65 condition with the S mint mark are each valued at around $1.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.