As of June, 2024, a 1974 Penny, RD in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $7.00 and $6,500.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $2,938.00 in the 01/01/2013 by renowned auctioneer Stack's Bowers, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 19.00 millimeters
Weight: 3.11 grams
Mintage: 4,232,140,523
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

1974 Penny, Rd (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State7.006,500.00684.36

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1974 Lincoln Cent (Modern). We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1974-S Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A7.00550.00
1974-D Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A5.006,000.00
1974-S Penny, CAM (Proof)N/AN/A2.0025.00
1974-S Penny, DCAM (Proof)N/AN/A4.0010,000.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1974 Penny, Rd (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1974 Penny, RD (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from MS-64 to MS-67. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-67 having the highest max price $2,938.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1974 Penny, RD (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1974 Penny, RD (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 40.57% share, followed by David Lawrence RC / Great Collections with 29.25% / 23.58% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1974 Penny, RD (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions576.0005/10/2023
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions77.0004/30/2023
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions67.0004/30/2023
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC300.0001/29/2023
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions149.0010/26/2022
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC65.0011/14/2021
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions99.0008/29/2021
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions630.0001/06/2021
MS-67PCGSStack's Bowers192.0012/21/2020
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions800.4012/09/2020
MS-67PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions910.6310/08/2020
MS-67PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions910.6308/27/2020
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC90.0003/08/2020
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions57.0001/23/2018
MS-67NGCDavid Lawrence RC130.0002/20/2017
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions2,585.0008/10/2016
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions95.0007/12/2016
MS-67NGCStack's Bowers100.0003/30/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions493.5001/31/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions152.7506/14/2015
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions152.7506/07/2015
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions141.0001/18/2015
MS-65+PCGSGreat Collections8.0009/14/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections20.0008/24/2014
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections57.2008/17/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections7.0005/25/2014
MS-66+PCGSGreat Collections35.0005/18/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections20.0005/04/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections10.0004/20/2014
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections209.0004/06/2014
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions123.3803/24/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections14.0303/23/2014
MS-65+PCGSGreat Collections8.0003/23/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections10.0003/16/2014
MS-65+PCGSGreat Collections7.0003/09/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections11.0003/09/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections10.0012/08/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections14.0010/13/2013
MS-67NGCGreat Collections116.0009/01/2013
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions182.0007/22/2013
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions247.0006/05/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections18.0004/28/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections10.0003/24/2013
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions212.0002/18/2013
MS-67PCGSStack's Bowers2,938.0001/01/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections17.0009/16/2012
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections12.0009/09/2012
MS-65+PCGSGreat Collections10.0002/12/2012
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC261.0002/02/2012
MS-67NGCGreat Collections165.0012/11/2011
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections20.0011/27/2011
MS-65+PCGSGreat Collections12.0011/20/2011
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections8.0011/20/2011
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC18.0007/14/2011
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC253.0007/14/2011
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions253.0009/22/2010
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions25.0005/13/2009
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions805.0005/01/2009
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC184.0004/30/2009
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions29.0004/22/2009
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions15.0004/15/2009
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions21.0004/01/2009
MS-67PCGSBowers & Merena285.0003/01/2009
MS-66NGCDavid Lawrence RC31.0001/22/2009
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions184.0012/04/2008
MS-67PCGSBowers & Merena250.0011/01/2008
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions29.0009/29/2008
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions173.0009/01/2008
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions219.0009/01/2008
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions150.0008/11/2008
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC29.0002/07/2008
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions31.0010/03/2007
MS-67NGCDavid Lawrence RC115.0008/23/2007
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC32.0007/30/2007
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC24.0005/07/2007
MS-64ANACSHeritage Auctions299.0002/20/2007
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC14.0012/26/2006
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC14.0012/04/2006
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions127.0007/11/2006
MS-66NGCDavid Lawrence RC16.0006/05/2006
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions31.0005/03/2006
MS-66NGCDavid Lawrence RC16.0004/24/2006
MS-67NGCDavid Lawrence RC92.0001/16/2006
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions575.0001/09/2006
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC6.0012/19/2005
MS-66NGCDavid Lawrence RC6.0012/12/2005
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC23.0010/17/2005
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC12.0006/13/2005
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions431.0005/01/2005
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC21.0001/31/2005
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC12.0001/24/2005
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions184.0001/17/2005
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC6.0001/10/2005
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC8.0001/03/2005
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC12.0012/20/2004
MS-66ANACSHeritage Auctions62.0012/13/2004
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC14.0012/13/2004
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC9.0011/15/2004
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC8.0011/08/2004
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC29.0011/01/2004
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions12.0005/26/2004
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions11.0005/26/2004
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions30.0003/10/2004
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions21.0007/30/2003
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0005/28/2003
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions144.0005/21/2003