1944 Steel Wheat Penny
Closest casino with slot machines. 1944 1944 marked the return of copper to the Lincoln Wheat Penny coins, though the denomination wasn’t struck with exactly the same composition as in 1942. 1944 Lincoln wheat cents were made with metal recycled from ammunition shells. One of the rare 1944 Steel Wheat Pennies brought a mint of $30,000.00, while a mint 1944 S Steel Wheat Penny fetched $374,000.00! 1955 Double Die Wheat Penny.
What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
One of the rarest and most intriguing US coins is the 1944-S Steel Lincoln Wheat Cent. Nearly all pennies from 1944 are supposed have transitioned from steel back to copper/bronze. However - similar to the rare 1943 copper cent - a small number of zinc-coated steel planchets were left over from 1943 and were used in 1944 during the transition to steel planchets. The 1944 steel cent was produced at all three mints. However - Only 2 San Francisco-minted 1944-S Steel Cents are known to exist - making it rarest of the 1944 Steel Penny mints. Most experts believe that there are still a few yet to be discovered! (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries)
USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1944-S Lincoln Wheat Penny (Steel Cent Variety) is Worth $380,303 in Average Condition and can be Worth $705,710 to $1,057,179 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. Click here to Learn How to use Coin Price Charts. Also, click here to Learn About Grading Coins. The Melt Value shown below is how Valuable the Coin's Metal is Worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US Coin.
MELT VALUE: $0.0006