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1970, 1973-S Lincoln Pennies, Worth Anything?

 
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 Posted 09/30/2018  8:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AbstractClouds to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey, sorry if I seem inexperienced at this (I am), but I found two S Lincoln Pennies, one from 1970, the other from 1973, and I wanted to know if they were worth anything. First potentially rare coins I've had during my first 2 months of trying to collect coins or find rare ones to sell. Anyway, I found the 1970-S penny in a penny roll, and I believe it is a small date, correct me if I'm wrong, and I found the 1973-S penny in a bag of pennies that my sister gave me so I could try to find something worth keeping. I'll attach some pictures to this, hopefully you guys can help me out. Thanks!



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 Posted 09/30/2018  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Your 70-s is a ld. Both coins are worth face value. In the future please crop and rotate photos properly, thanks.
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 Posted 09/30/2018  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@AC, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree with @john1 that unfortunately both of these coins are spenders.
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to the land of Oz.

Sorry to inform you of a vast misconception, but you will not get rich, not will you even make much money selling circulated face value junk. If it were so, many of us would be millionaires. I'm still trying for that third rung of stinkin', filthy, rich...

#1, you have to REALLY know what you're doing, a couple of bogus dootoob vids don't cut it, and most likely are bullpuppies. You gotta study, learn fully what are the coins of value, what really determines them and how very RARE most are. Your chances of being hit by lightning are greater than winning the coin lottery!

#2. You have to search MILLIONS of those round thingys, literally Thousands a week to find any of even paltry worth, believe me, after a Million cents in two years and little to account for it. You have to learn different ways and methods to search, some involving SPENDING money to try to make money.

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 Posted 09/30/2018  10:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the CCF and nice way to start a LMC collection. Go out and get a Lincoln folder and plug them thar holes up.

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 Posted 10/01/2018  01:37 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Neither of those coins is rare or valuable, and the '70-S is a Large Date. Stick around. There is much to be learned and this is the best place. This may help:






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 Posted 10/01/2018  03:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kylecolb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Worth $0.01 each
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 Posted 10/01/2018  08:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To CCF , as mention above your coins are common circulated and worth one cent each . If you want to continue with this hobby buy The Red Book ''a guide to United States coins'' . You will learn a lot from this book .
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 Posted 10/01/2018  12:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jpsned to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, although they are not rare, they certainly made less of them than their Philly and Denver counterparts.

I always keep "S" cents because they turn up very infrequently here in the northeast. So even though they're not worth extra money, they're still fun to have--and I like to think that fun is a big part of numismatics.
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 Posted 10/01/2018  1:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cladking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Well, although they are not rare, they certainly made less of them than their Philly and Denver counterparts.

I always keep "S" cents because they turn up very infrequently here in the northeast. So even though they're not worth extra money, they're still fun to have--and I like to think that fun is a big part of numismatics.


Indeed!

That '73-S is a very nice specimen and would make a fine start or addition to any Memorial cent collection.
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