How Much Is A 1995 Penny Worth?

Last Updated on August 24, 2022

The 1995 penny is one of the favorite coins for the collector to have in their collection. It may not hold a high numismatic value but is a special penny. With time the value will see a spike, and the penny will be one of the most valuable. 

So this is the best time to get your hands on this penny. First, however, it is important to know everything about this penny before buying. 


How Much Is A 1995 Penny Worth?

The 1995 penny with no mintmark and D mintmarks is worth around its face value in every condition. However, in uncirculated conditions with MS65, the penny is worth around $0.5 for both variants of the penny. 

The 1995 penny with S mintmark produced in San Francisco was made only as proof coins. Therefore, each proof coin of the 1995 penny is worth around $10.

Coin Good Very Good/Fine Extremely fine MS60 MS65 Proof Coins
1995 P Penny $0.5 $0.5 $0.5 $0.5 $0.5 N/A
1995 S Penny N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $10
1995 D Penny $0.5 $0.5 $0.5 $0.5 $0.5 N/A

Is There Any Error Variant of 1995 Penny?

Yes, there is a double-die error variant of the 1995 penny. The error is only present in the pennies with no mintmark. This means the error only occurred in the mint of Philadelphia.

If you want to know if it is an error coin or not, make sure to have a close look on the obverse side. The In God We Trust and Liberty engravings would have a strong color and thick fonts. 

The engravings may be a bit wavy due to the double-die. But to ensure it is an error coin, you need to have a very close look with a good light source.  

How Much Is The Error Variant of 1995 Penny Worth?

No exact number of coins were produced as the 1995 error penny. This makes it difficult to determine if it would be difficult to find. However, people have found it rare, which is why it is worth so much compared to other variants. 

The value of the 1995 penny error variant is worth its face value in circulated conditions. However, in uncirculated conditions with MS65 grade, the value can go up to $60. That is why it is one of the best variants to collect. 

What Is On The Obverse Side of The 1995 Penny?

This penny has the picture of one of the best presidents that the Republican Party ever produced i.e. Abraham Lincoln. In the portrait the president is facing the right side. On the top side of the penny right above the president’s head you can see the words “In God We Trust”. On the left side you can find the word Liberty while on the right side you can find the year of the coin i.e. 1995.

However, to find the mintmark, you need to have a close look as the font of the mark is very small. 

Is It Worth Collecting 1995 Penny?

Yes, it is always worth collecting old coins. However, if it is a 1995 penny, then you should go for it. We understand the penny is not worth a lot right now, but that is great. 

You can a lot of 1995 pennies and store them safely. Then, with time as the value increases, you can sell them and earn a good profit. 

If there is an old coin that doesn’t have a high numismatic value, take it as a long-term investment. The value will increase as the penny becomes rare and difficult to find. 

However, make sure you get the 1995 penny in uncirculated condition. You will enjoy a higher profit as the demand for uncirculated condition coins is always high. 

Is Pawn Shop A Trusted Place To Buy 1995 Penny From?

Yes, the pawn shop is one of the trusted places on the list where you can buy a 1995 penny. To buy the penny, you must visit the pawn shop and ask if they have it. 

Not all pawn shops will have the 1995 penny, so you would need to try your luck and see if you can find it on the first attempt. However, there are many other physical marketplaces where you can get an old coin from. 

Make sure to verify the 1995 coin and check if it is original before buying it. 

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.