1977 penny rare?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by SharonNicole, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. SharonNicole

    SharonNicole Member

    Seen another post on here of the same penny I have, only theirs had nixs all in over it but said they were asking a pretty penny for it on Etsy. Is it really a rare?

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  3. dog_pound

    dog_pound Supporter! Supporter

    No the coin is not rare, 1.3 million minted. What you have is a circulated 1 cent Lincoln worth 1 cent.
    With regards to etsy, people pray on others inexperience
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Nope. It's as common as can be, and worth only face value... one cent.

    OK, since it's a pre-1982 copper cent, the copper in it is technically worth another cent or two above face value, but commercially speaking, it is worth exactly one cent. You won't find anyone to offer you anything more than that.

    I saw those ridiculous Etsy listings and poked fun at them here. They were listed by a person who is either totally ignorant about coins or completely insane. (Or both.)

    In fact, I just posted a parody of such listings.

    Edit- aha- wait- I think you were looking at my thread, weren't you?

    That was a joke
    . Satire. There really are some modern junk coins listed on Etsy for thousands of dollars, which is what I was poking fun at.

    I was also lampooning the dozens upon dozens of people who post damaged, beat-up pocket change here, thinking that they have rare and valuable errors. We do try to be helpful, but some of those posts are so absurd that we get sick of them and let off a little steam by poking fun at them.

    Sorry if my satirical thread confused you about your 1977 cent.

    For what it's worth, the one you posted is a heck of a lot nicer than my "roadkill" example! ;)

    They're both worth only one cent, though.
  5. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    As the others said : "Nuttin' Speshul".

    As LordM said, it is actually worth about 2 cents for the copper it contains, however our "Big Brother" frowns heavily on melting down pennies for their copper content.He frowns about $10,000.00 heavy if you get caught melting either pennies or nickels. Nickels are worth about 8 cents for the nickel that is in them.
    Thankfully Big Bro doesn't care about melting down silver coins.
  6. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Yes, you are correct, Sir ! As they do on virtually every website where dollars change hands.

    Liars and thieves have no morals or ethics, thus the very old saying : " There is no honor among thieves. ".
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    I also saw that thread here on CoinTalk about a 1977 worth thousands..
    You were just kidding?... YOU DREAM KILLER! :zombie:
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Aw, why dontcha go out with your detector (if y'all aren't buried in snow up there in Yankeeland), and dig up some more of those special lawnmower-killed pennies. They'll outdo my road-rash cent any day. ;)
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  9. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    And I started digging through my hoard of 1977 cents. :(

    I'm gonna complain to a Moderator .. @lordmarcovan - please boot @lordmarcovan from the forum as he's spreading fake, paridoc postings and confusing everyone, shattering their dreams of an early retirement and purchasing an island of their own in the Carribean and living a lavish lifestyle all due to a rare 1977 cent worth one cent.

    See, we'll see what @lordmarcovan will do about @lordmarcovan now !!

    if anything, we'll send in the dogs @CoinCorgi after hims.
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  10. steve63

    steve63 Active Member

    That's actually 1.3 BILLION not 1.3 million.

    No US cents minted after 1933 are considered even semi-rare never mind rare, unless we're talking errors or varieties.
  11. Sullysullinburg

    Sullysullinburg Well-Known Member

    Might want to check those numbers. It’s closer to 4.5 billion. 1.3 million would put it on par with 1914-D, which it very much is not.
  12. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    For grade A copper it would be worth more than one cent in melt value. In reality if someone tried to melt them for the copper content they are likely to get a half cent back or less in return per coin.
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I'll see about bamming the reprobate.

    I thought that figure was way low! Didn't bother fact-checking it, though in retrospect, 1.3 million for a modern cent is crazy low.
  14. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Oh. My. Stinking. Gawd.

    C'monnnnnn, Sharonnnnnn.

    "This is why we can't have funny things."
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  15. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    @lordmarcovan I love the word "reprobate", not used often enough. That and "ingrate".
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  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The mintage for the 1977-P is almost 4 and a half billion.
    Or to repeat what Sully said in post #10.
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  17. Taurus57

    Taurus57 Active Member

    Your poor forehead must be sore by now!
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  18. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    When you park the page just right , both yellow faces slap themselves in unison.
  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Most of the coins listed on Etsy are either counterfeits, or if real worth a TINY fraction of what they are asking for them.
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  20. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

  21. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Etsy - Coin Offers for Idiots.
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