As of May, 2024, a 1985-S Penny, DCAM in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $1.00 and $200.00, 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 $1,610.00 in the 09/19/2006 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 19.00 millimeters
Weight: 2.50 grams
Mintage: 3,010,497
Mint: San Francisco
Metal: Copper-plated Zinc
Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

1985-S Penny, Dcam (Proof) – 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 State1.00200.0015.17

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 1985 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($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1985 Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.0015,500.00
1985-D Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.002,500.00

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.

1985-S Penny, Dcam (Proof) – 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 1985-S Penny, DCAM (Proof) coin across various grades from PO-1 to MS-70. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-70 having the highest max price $1,610.00.

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 1985-S Penny, DCAM (Proof).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1985-S Penny, DCAM (Proof) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 73.94% share, followed by Great Collections / David Lawrence RC with 16.20% / 7.04% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1985-S Penny, DCAM (Proof) 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-70PCGSStack's Bowers144.0004/12/2023
MS-70PCGSDavid Lawrence RC350.0011/27/2022
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions240.0008/29/2021
MS-70PCGSDavid Lawrence RC110.0007/11/2021
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions114.0006/30/2021
MS-70PCGSStack's Bowers180.0003/25/2020
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions180.0009/19/2018
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions132.0001/23/2018
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions94.0010/10/2017
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions84.0010/10/2017
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions104.0010/10/2017
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions114.0010/10/2017
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions114.0004/18/2017
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions188.0001/31/2016
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions211.5001/10/2016
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions117.5001/03/2016
MS-70NGCHeritage Auctions152.7505/19/2015
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions211.5004/12/2015
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions258.5004/05/2015
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections6.0006/22/2014
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions258.5006/04/2014
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections9.0005/25/2014
MS-69NGCGreat Collections11.0005/04/2014
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections22.0004/20/2014
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections10.0012/01/2013
MS-68NGCGreat Collections6.0009/01/2013
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions329.0007/11/2013
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections10.0006/30/2013
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions881.0006/05/2013
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections10.0005/05/2013
MS-70PCGSGreat Collections470.0003/24/2013
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections9.0011/11/2012
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections25.0009/02/2012
PO-1PCGSStack's Bowers276.0008/04/2012
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions15.0004/23/2012
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions15.0003/30/2012
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0003/05/2012
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions18.0002/27/2012
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections45.0002/26/2012
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions15.0002/17/2012
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections10.0002/05/2012
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0001/27/2012
MS-69NGCGreat Collections13.0001/22/2012
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections10.0001/22/2012
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0001/13/2012
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0012/23/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions16.0012/19/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions16.0012/12/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0012/09/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0012/05/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0011/28/2011
MS-69NGCGreat Collections17.0011/27/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0011/21/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions22.0011/11/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions17.0010/31/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions16.0010/28/2011
MS-69NGCGreat Collections13.0010/23/2011
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections10.0010/16/2011
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections11.0010/02/2011
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections10.0010/02/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions17.0009/30/2011
PO-1NONEGreat Collections10.0009/11/2011
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections13.0007/17/2011
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions38.0007/11/2011
MS-69PCGSGreat Collections6.0005/15/2011
MS-70ICGHeritage Auctions138.0009/16/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions34.0008/19/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions32.0008/12/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions36.0008/12/2009
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions276.0007/31/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions13.0005/13/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions45.0005/06/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions14.0004/22/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions16.0004/22/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions25.0002/01/2009
MS-70ICGHeritage Auctions109.0001/14/2009
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions31.0012/01/2008
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions81.0004/21/2008
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions23.0004/02/2008
MS-70PCGSBowers & Merena667.0008/04/2007
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions86.0007/25/2007
MS-70ICGHeritage Auctions60.0006/04/2007
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions59.0005/16/2007
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions45.0012/06/2006
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions72.0010/11/2006
MS-69PCGSDavid Lawrence RC14.0010/09/2006
MS-70NGCHeritage Auctions1,610.0009/19/2006
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions14.0007/03/2006
MS-69PCGSDavid Lawrence RC16.0005/29/2006
MS-70ICGDavid Lawrence RC23.0001/23/2006
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions13.0001/18/2006
MS-69PCGSDavid Lawrence RC8.0012/12/2005
MS-69PCGSDavid Lawrence RC14.0011/28/2005
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions14.0009/28/2005
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions75.0009/26/2005
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions1,150.0009/01/2005
MS-69PCGSDavid Lawrence RC16.0008/08/2005
MS-69PCGSDavid Lawrence RC16.0007/18/2005
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions633.0007/04/2005
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions17.0001/26/2005
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions17.0001/05/2005
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0012/22/2004
MS-69PCGSDavid Lawrence RC10.0012/13/2004
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions403.0012/08/2004
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions460.0012/08/2004
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions11.0010/13/2004
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions62.0008/23/2004
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions529.0007/20/2004
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions15.0005/12/2004
MS-70NGCHeritage Auctions178.0001/21/2004
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions604.0001/07/2004
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions13.0012/31/2003
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions27.0012/31/2003
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions21.0011/12/2003
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions12.0009/03/2003
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions546.0009/01/2003
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions575.0007/26/2003
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions28.0007/02/2003
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions19.0006/18/2003
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions18.0006/18/2003
MS-70ICGHeritage Auctions26.0006/04/2003
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions518.0002/01/2003
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions17.0001/22/2003
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions518.0001/08/2003
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions31.0001/01/2003
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions25.0011/19/2002
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions36.0009/24/2002
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions299.0009/17/2002
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions20.0009/10/2002
MS-70PCGSHeritage Auctions224.0007/28/2002
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions9.0006/04/2002
MS-70ICGHeritage Auctions26.0007/25/2001
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions18.0006/06/2001
MS-70ICGHeritage Auctions29.0004/26/2001
MS-69ICGHeritage Auctions23.0001/18/2001
MS-69ICGHeritage Auctions21.0001/04/2001
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions13.0011/30/2000
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions20.0011/16/2000
MS-69ICGHeritage Auctions8.0008/24/2000
MS-70ICGHeritage Auctions110.0006/08/2000
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions23.0003/29/2000
MS-69PCGSHeritage Auctions11.0003/22/2000