1956 D Wheat Penny


The 1956 wheat pennies have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these one cent coins.


USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1956-D Lincoln Wheat Penny is Worth $0.05 in Average Condition and can be Worth $0.32 to $1.08 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. 1956 Lincoln (Wheat) Penny The Lincoln penny has been produced for well over 100 years, and is still being produced to this day. With that being said, the coin from 1956 is much more valuable than the modern variety, and its value is ever-increasing. What is a 1956 one cent coin from the United States worth? Value, images, and specifications for the 1956 US one cent (penny). (Lincoln Wheat) (Denver mint, D over shallow D variety). USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1950-D Lincoln Wheat Penny is Worth $0.05 in Average Condition and can be Worth $0.64 to $2.17 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.

Type: Wheat Penny
Year: 1956
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
Total Weight: 3.11 grams

The US minted the 1956 wheat penny with no mint mark and also the 1956 D wheat penny. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin below the date.

SeriesLocationQuantity Minted
1956 DDenver1,098,201,100


The 1956 wheat penny with no mint mark and the 1956 D wheat penny have similar values. Each coin is worth around $0.10 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $0.12. In uncirculated condition the price is around $0.30-0.35 for coins with an MS-63RB grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-65RB can sell for around $1.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $10 in PR 65 condition. There were 669,384 proof coins minted.

1956 D Wheat Penny How Much Is It Worth

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D Above Shadow D Error Coins

Online craps gambling sites. There is a rare error variety for the 1955 D wheat penny. On the obverse side of the coin the D mint mark is minted above a shadow D.

The 1956 wheat penny D above shadow D error coin is worth around $10 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $35 for coins with an MS-63RB grade.

Grading System

Very fine- Lincoln's jawbone and cheekbone are worn but still separated. The wheat heads are not worn.

Extremely fine- There is only slight wear on the coin. All of the details are sharp.

MS-63RB choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is red-brown.

MS-65RB gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable. The color is red-brown.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.


1956 D Wheat Penny For Sale

See also:

1956 Wheat Penny Mint Marks

1957 Wheat Penny
1955 Wheat Penny
1954 Wheat Penny

1940 Wheat Penny

Controversial Cents
The following is a list of the most popular Lincoln cent varieties that could
#1. The 1959 D Mule
This 1959 D cent has a wheat cent reverse as opposed to a Memorial
coin was discovered by a California collector in 1986. The collector
the coin was genuine. The coin was then examined by numismatists
the coin should receive a 'No Decision' grade because its authenticity
second time, and once again their opinion was that the cent was genuine.
was not a composition of two coins, an altered date, or a tooled coin.
In 1993, the coin was sent to PCGS. PCGS was of the opinion that the
erosion is a very complicated form of creating counterfeit dies from existing
examined the coin with various opinions regarding its authenticity.
In 2002, the current owners of the cent threatened anyone who made
Coins & Collectibles. The coin was pulled after convicted forger and
mule. Hofmann claimed to have made the coin using an electroplating
to the forger's claims. Eventually the coin sold for $45,000.
On May 31st 2010 in Los Angeles the coin sold for $31,050 by Ira & Larry
#2. The 1911 D/S OMM
The 1911 D/S OMM is another controversial die variety. CONECA lists the
Mistakenly called an OMM by some' in their description of the coin.
that this variety is in fact an OMM.
#3. The 1956 D/D/S OMM
One of many controversial OMM's. Listed by CONECA as RPM-12. Parts
mintmark. Later die states show a clearer S mintmark. The variety also
John Wexler. This variety is also listed by ANACS.
#4. The 1956 D/S WDMM-001
Discovered in the late 90's, this variety is considered very tough to find. WDMM stands
when CONECA delisted it. The following is directly from the CONECA Master Listings:
This OMM has been delisted from the CONECA files.
A recent re-evaluation of this variety using high magnification photos and computer
loop of an inverted S punch. While it is possible, it does not appear to be probable. I
stretches the bounds of credulity. In addition, the evidence from the anomaly itself
being strong enough to be from a punch, it is not in the right position for the size of S
a smooth and rounded image from a punch. What is seen is rough and angled.
The middle line has a dot to the east, which is out of context for an S punch.
The middle line is stronger than the lower suggesting that the punch was level. If it was
and this does not appear to be the case.'
ANACS does certify this variety. However, they do not list it as an OMM any longer. They

#5. The 1959 D 'Misplaced D In 2nd 9 of Date' WRPM-003
Another possible Lincoln Cent variety not listed by CONECA. It appears
Some experts believe this to be a simple die break. John Wexler lists this
by Charles Daughtrey as 1959D-1MM-021, but his website listing implies
The 1997 Doubled Die Obverse 1 'Doubled Ear'
Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton state in the Cherrypicker's Guide, '..this is the
doubled die at all. Rather, we believe it is nothing more than a well placed
.' Ken Potter states, '
The cause is most likely due to a tilted die
The coin is listed by CONECA as 1-O-IV. Since Potter's investigation this
The 1952 D/S OMM 1
Experts disagree as to whether the southwest mintmark is the remains of a
authors of the Cherrypicker's Guide to Rare Die Varieties explain that they
their 2009 book,
The Authoritative Reference on Lincoln Cents 2nd
, believe this variety to be an RPM rather than OMM
#8 The 1980 D/S OMM
The 1980 D/S omm 1 was debunked in 2006. Die Variety News had an
field. The article was Vol. No 2. July/Aug 2006 written by Billy Crawford.
#9 The 1992 DDO 1 (1-O-VIII) 'eyelid'
This variety was thought to be a doubled eyelid. Most experts believe it to
Coppercoins.com, but it is listed for educational purposes only. It is still
#10 The 1956 D DDO 1 '5 over 5' 1-O-VII
This variety shows what appears to be a rotated 5 under the primary 5. It
However, it has been discovered that the mint has been engraving dates
error-variety forum, James Wiles stated,
'I have removed the 56-D
a result of this 'discovery.'
Many experts now believe this to be a damaged
The 1951 D/S OMM 1 and 1951 D/S OMM 2
John Wexler and Kevin Flynn in their 2009 book, The Authoritative
, believe this variety to be an RPM
be OMM's.

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