1973 Lincoln Penny Value Guide

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The 1973 Lincoln penny is a coin that was minted as part of the regular circulation of the United States coinage.

The coin features Abraham Lincoln on the obverse (front) side and the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse (back) side.

The 1973 Lincoln penny was minted at three different locations: Philadelphia (no mintmark), Denver ("D" mintmark), and San Francisco ("S" mintmark).

The mintmarks can be found on the obverse side of the coin, below the date.

The 1973 Lincoln penny has a composition of 95% copper and 5% zinc.

The coin has a diameter of 19.05 mm and weighs 2.5 grams.

The 1973 Lincoln penny was struck in large quantities, and it is considered a common date penny.

In circulated condition, the 1973 Lincoln penny has a value of face value, which is one cent.

Uncirculated 1973 Lincoln pennies are also quite common and can be found for a small premium above face value.

The value of a 1973 Lincoln penny largely depends on its condition. Higher-grade, well-preserved coins are generally more valuable to collectors.

In Mint State (uncirculated) condition, a 1973 Lincoln penny might be worth around 10 to 25 cents.

Proof versions of the 1973 Lincoln penny were also produced for collectors and have a mirror-like finish.These coins are generally worth more than regular circulation strikes.

The 1973 Lincoln penny has a reeded edge, which means it has vertical grooves along its circumference.

Some collectors might look for specific die varieties or errors on the 1973 Lincoln penny, such as doubled dies or repunched mintmarks, which can add value to the coin.

To determine the exact value of a 1973 Lincoln penny in your possession, it is best to consult a reputable coin dealer or refer to a current coin value guide. 

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