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1964 yellow penny

by Cynthia
(Las Vegas, Nevada)

Question: I have a 1964 yellow penny with no mint mark, front and back are slightly different than a normal penny. How rare is this penny? Should I have a collector look at it?


My Answer: Without seeing the penny or knowing what you mean by "slightly different than a normal penny", it is impossible for me to answer your question.

The yellow color could be caused by many different things.

  • 1. The penny could be fake.

  • 2. There could have been some sort of chemical reaction that altered the color. Many coins tone in some pretty amazing ways.

  • 3. Someone has coated the penny with something for whatever reason.

  • 4. The chemical composition of the metal that was used to make the coin was just off a little.


You could take it to a local dealer/collector in your area for a more definite answer.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Comments for 1964 yellow penny

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Aug 12, 2011
Yellow Penny
by: Blake Barr

Did you ever find out more about this coin? I also have a 1964 yellow penny with no mint mark. The yellow color appears to be a plating over a steel-like metal.

Oct 30, 2012
Wired penny?
by: Anonymous

I receive as change a yellow penny a1964 with no marking ? any information will be great! .....Newark ,nj

Mar 29, 2014
any info??
by: iwillaya@gmail.com

I also have a 1964 yellow penny with no mint mark. I tried to research, and found myself here after ya'all. All I know is that is not magnetic, and since there appear to be more then three that I now know of I doubt they are fake, I know mine is not coated over any different traditional copper. it seems to be solid yellow. and i'm sure change gets around it's just a lil weird that there is not much info on these coins. If any of you have found anything about them, or have had them valued I would like to read about it. i'd be glad to come back with any findings myself.

Dec 06, 2014
yellow 1964 Penny
by: Anonymous

I too have found a 1964 D penny. I was wondering if it is brass plated.

Apr 16, 2015
1964 yellow penny
by: Anonymous

I also have received a yellow penny. It is solid and not plated. Has anyone found any info?


Feb 08, 2016
yellow penny
by: Anonymous

it is an off metal error , a planchet that was intended to be a foreign coin ( US minted coins for other countries ) extreemly valuable - if its not fake, possible Ireland blank , Australia, or albania area

Feb 08, 2016
yellow penny
by: Anonymous

yellow penny Extremely valuable

Feb 08, 2016
yellow penny
by: Anonymous

planchet intended for peru

Feb 08, 2016
yellow penny
by: Anonymous

and possibly peru planchet

Aug 10, 2016
i have one too
by: Anonymous

I have one also it cant just be a coincidence

Oct 04, 2016
Brass penny? NEW
by: Anonymous

I just found one today...64 no mm...the copper layer is rubbed off in places and exposed the solid yellow core

Nov 25, 2016
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Nov 28, 2016
Heating and Cooling Mississauga NEW
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Dec 03, 2016
Lincon cent NEW
by: Anonymous

I have Lincon cent 1964 color gold the weight is 2.2

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