Gaining an understanding of the 2008 penny value is not a simple task. Numerous coins were issued that year, each with its own price determined by factors such as supply, demand, and rarity. To assist in this endeavor, the following article provides an overview of the six most popular 2008 pennies.
1. 2008 d penny
- Value: $0.33 or more
- Grade: MS 65
- Sold: 1 cent-$1.00+
The 2008 Lincoln Memorial penny, valued at face value, is a popular coin among collectors. While it is possible to store these coins with the hope
of increasing their value, it is not recommended. Circulating mints of the $0.01 coin are readily available, and with a bit of effort, can be easily located.
The United States issued three varieties of coins in 2008: the uncirculated coin without a mint mark, the 2008-D penny, and the 2008-S proof coin. The 2008-D penny has the highest mintage of any other penny, with a total of 2,849,600,000 issued from the Denver Mint. This is indicated by the “D” mint mark located on the obverse of the coin, just below the year “2008”.
The 2008 penny has a face value of $0.01 when in circulation. However, if the coin is in uncirculated condition, it can be sold for a higher price. The 2008 d penny is valued at $0.30 in uncirculated condition, while the coin without a mint mark is also worth $0.30.
2. 2008 s penny
The San Francisco Mint issued 2,169,561 2008 s pennies for collectors in 2008. These coins are worth $14 in MS66RD. The 2008 Lincoln penny without
a mint mark and the 2008 d penny are both valued between $15 and $12. In 2009, a PCGS PR70DCAM 2008 s penny was sold at a heritage auction for a record price of $374.
For those looking to add to their coin collection, the 2008 s penny is an ideal choice. This Lincoln penny is renowned for its beauty and originality, with its red color still intact. It is an ideal addition for any collector looking to preserve coins.
The 2008-S Penny, produced at the San Francisco Mint, is composed of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper, with a diameter of 19 mm and a weight of 2.5 grams. This high-quality coin is in Gem Proof Red condition, with no errors and an attractive appearance.
The portrait of Abraham Lincoln, which first appeared on the 1909 Lincoln Wheat Coin created by Victor David Brenner, has remained unchanged to this day and is featured on the 2008-S Lincoln Memorial Coin. As such, it is the longest-lasting design on a US penny.
Frank Gasparro, the designer of the reverse of the 2008 s coin, had his design carved by an assistant engraver at the Philadelphia Mint, resulting in the initials “FG” appearing to the right of the memorial monument.
3. 2008 Canadian penny
- Value: $0.25 – $7.5
- Grade: MS 60 – MS 66
- Sold: 0,26 US$ – 0,29 US$
The Royal Canadian Mint issued the 2008 Canadian penny with a mintage of up to 787,625,000. Constructed from copper-plated steel, the coin has a weight of 2.2500 grams, a diameter of 19.05 mm and a thickness of 1.45 mm.
The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is added to this coin. The Canadian coin is surrounded by the words ELIZABETH II D G REGINA. The effigy is reminiscent of the effigy of her father, King George VI. He decided to give up the crown. Therefore, the Royal Canadian Mint is marked under the dummy.
The obverse of the coin features two maple leaves on the same branch, a proud symbol of Canada that has been present on all Canadian pennies since 1867, with the exception of 1967. The date is inscribed to the left, with “CANADA” at the bottom.
4. 2008 Australian penny coin
- Value: AU $25.00
- Grade: Good
- Sold: $3000
The Royal Australian Mint has released the 2008 Australian penny coin to commemorate the centenary of scouting in Australia, continuing the annual series. This exquisite penny is part of a remarkable 2000s coin collection, and its value of A$1 in 2008 is contingent upon various factors, including quality, wear, demand, supply and rarity.
The 2008 coin is composed of 92% copper, 6% aluminum, and 2% nickel, with a weight of 9 grams and a diameter of 25 mm. Additionally, the year 2008 saw the introduction of an object and a separate mark next to the mint mark to aid in distinguishing the origin of each coin.
5. 2008 British penny
- Value: $0.13
- Grade: MS 60 – MS 67
- Sold: 0,05 US$ – 0,11 US$
Matthew Dent’s design has been gradually introduced into British coins in circulation since mid-2008. The Royal Mint produced 508,072,000 pennies with no mint mark that year, and these coins have been in circulation for 14 years.
The obverse of the coin features the Fourth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right and wearing the “Girls of Great Britain and Ireland” tiara made from diamond, a wedding gift from her grandmother in 1947.
A shield composed of British coins of various denominations, featuring the Royal Arms in the left part between the first and third quartiles, is formed when placed together. Representing England and Northern Ireland respectively, the Lion and the Harp are visible in this small portion of the Royal Arms.
A vertical dotted line adorns the left side of the coin, used to separate the word from the rest. The value and face value of ONE PENNY is inscribed on the left side, with small letters “MD” carved at the bottom of the line to honor the design of the penny by Matthew Dent.
6. 2008 German penny
The 2008 German penny is one of the most widely circulated coins, composed of copper-plated steel. It has a weight of 3.06 grams, a diameter of 18.75 mm and a thickness of 1.67 mm. This year saw the release of a variety of German pence, each featuring different mint marks.
The 2008 penny is a highly sought-after addition to any coin collection. Its rarity and increasing value make it a desirable item for collectors. Determining the value of a 2008 penny can be challenging, however, with the information provided in this article, a basic understanding of its worth can be established.
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