As of June, 2024, a 1996-D Penny, RD in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $6.00 and $2,650.00, 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 $3,565.00 in the 11/01/2008 by renowned auctioneer Bowers & Merena, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Victor David Brenner/Frank Gasparro
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 19.00 millimeters
Weight: 2.50 grams
Mintage: 6,510,795,000
Mint: Denver
Metal: Copper-plated Zinc
Series: Lincoln Cents 1959 to Date

1996-D 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 State6.002,650.00241.23

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 1996 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($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1996 Penny, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.002,600.00
1996-S Penny, DCAM (Proof)N/AN/A1.0045.00

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.

1996-D 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 1996-D Penny, RD (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from MS-65+ to MS-69. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-69 having the highest max price $3,565.00.

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 1996-D Penny, RD (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1996-D Penny, RD (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 54.55% share, followed by David Lawrence RC / Great Collections with 21.21% / 21.21% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1996-D 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-69NGCHeritage Auctions504.0004/30/2023
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC17.0003/08/2020
MS-68PCGSDavid Lawrence RC50.0006/17/2018
MS-68PCGSStack's Bowers75.0002/22/2017
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions41.0009/30/2016
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections12.0009/21/2014
MS-68ANACSGreat Collections10.0009/07/2014
MS-68PCGSGreat Collections28.0004/13/2014
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections13.0012/29/2013
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections13.0012/29/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections6.0012/08/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections7.0011/03/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections7.0010/27/2013
MS-68PCGSGreat Collections51.0010/13/2013
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions66.0006/10/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections6.0004/28/2013
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections23.0004/07/2013
MS-67PCGSGreat Collections17.0010/07/2012
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections9.0003/11/2012
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections8.0002/12/2012
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions47.0008/15/2011
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions47.0008/08/2011
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions978.0007/18/2011
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions53.0007/18/2011
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions150.0010/18/2010
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions50.0005/13/2009
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions25.0004/22/2009
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions18.0004/01/2009
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions161.0012/04/2008
MS-69PCGSBowers & Merena3,565.0011/01/2008
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions69.0009/29/2008
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions11.0009/24/2008
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions42.0009/01/2008
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions42.0009/01/2008
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions57.0008/27/2008
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions104.0008/11/2008
MS-68NGCDavid Lawrence RC63.0006/12/2008
MS-67NGCDavid Lawrence RC21.0004/28/2008
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions35.0002/18/2008
MS-66NGCDavid Lawrence RC17.0012/10/2007
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions23.0010/08/2007
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC16.0003/19/2007
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC16.0003/05/2007
MS-65+ANACSHeritage Auctions127.0002/19/2007
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions48.0001/15/2007
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC14.0001/08/2007
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC14.0012/26/2006
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions23.0012/06/2006
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions42.0012/04/2006
MS-66ANACSHeritage Auctions19.0009/20/2006
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC25.0006/26/2006
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions92.0001/09/2006
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions98.0011/23/2005
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions63.0007/27/2005
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions173.0007/04/2005
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC12.0006/13/2005
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions138.0005/04/2005
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions161.0004/06/2005
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC13.0011/01/2004
MS-68PCGSDavid Lawrence RC104.0010/25/2004
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions155.0008/23/2004
MS-68PCIDavid Lawrence RC13.0006/28/2004
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions184.0007/30/2003
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions20.0006/04/2003
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions155.0001/22/2003
MS-67ANACSHeritage Auctions12.0008/22/2001