As of May, 2024, a 1982 Penny Zinc Small Date, RD in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $3.00 and $16,000.00, 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 $15,600.00 in the 08/20/2019 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: 2.50 grams
Mintage: 10,712,525,000
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper-plated Zinc
Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

1982 Penny Zinc Small Date, 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 State3.0016,000.001,490.69

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 1982 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($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1982 Penny Bronze Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1.001.00
1982-S Penny, DCAM (Proof)N/AN/A4.002,450.00
1982 Penny Brz LD DDO FS-101 (034.5), BN (Regular Strike)2.0032.0042.0075.00
1982 Penny Bronze LD DDO FS-101, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A55.00115.00
1982 Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.00450.00
1982 Penny Bronze LD DDO FS-101, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A70.00900.00
1982-D Penny Zinc Large Date, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.00400.00
1982 Penny Bronze Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A4.0075.00
1982-D Penny Bronze, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.00625.00
1982 Penny Bronze Large Date, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.001,600.00
1982-D Penny Zinc Small Date, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A8.00425.00
1982 Penny Bronze Small Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A10.00400.00
1982 Penny Zinc Large Date, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.008,500.00
1982 Penny Bronze Small Date, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.004,350.00

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.

1982 Penny Zinc Small Date, 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 1982 Penny Zinc Small Date, RD (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from MS-64 to MS-69. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-69 having the highest max price $15,600.00.

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 1982 Penny Zinc Small Date, RD (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1982 Penny Zinc Small Date, RD (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 67.44% share, followed by Great Collections / David Lawrence RC with 20.93% / 9.30% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1982 Penny Zinc Small Date, 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-68NGCHeritage Auctions159.0004/30/2023
MS-64PCGSDavid Lawrence RC16.0001/29/2023
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC28.0001/29/2023
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions159.0010/05/2022
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions408.0002/02/2022
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions840.0011/11/2021
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions94.0004/14/2021
MS-68ANACSHeritage Auctions168.0004/08/2020
MS-69PCGSStack's Bowers15,600.0008/20/2019
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC60.0001/20/2019
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions168.0009/12/2018
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions67.0007/11/2018
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions360.0007/11/2018
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions456.0002/22/2018
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions408.0011/02/2017
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions223.2503/28/2017
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions57.0009/03/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions1,057.5008/10/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions822.5007/07/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions39.0007/05/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions39.0006/22/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions22.0005/31/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions55.0005/31/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions57.0005/17/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions74.0005/17/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions24.0005/09/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions38.0005/09/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions74.0006/14/2015
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions305.5001/18/2015
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions376.0001/18/2015
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC120.0012/21/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections22.0012/14/2014
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections50.0007/13/2014
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions92.0005/05/2014
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions92.0005/05/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections36.0003/23/2014
MS-67NGCGreat Collections104.5003/09/2014
MS-66NGCGreat Collections13.0006/30/2013
MS-67NGCGreat Collections110.0005/12/2013
MS-67NGCGreat Collections35.0010/07/2012
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections35.0005/13/2012
MS-67NGCGreat Collections254.0012/18/2011
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions184.0007/11/2006