Copper Penny Melt Value Calculator, located below, will help you in finding the total copper value and total copper content of your pre-1982 United States Lincoln 95% copper cents. Calculate by quantity, rolls of pennies, face value, or total weight. Brenner's original reverse design featured a simple, yet bold inscription of one cent, framed by two stylized ears of wheat. The 'Wheatie' reverse was used through 1958. The 'Wheatie' reverse was used through 1958.
When collecting Lincoln Cents be sure to watch out for rare wheat pennies and other valuable pennies. Some of them can be worth several hundred dollars each, on up to a few thousand dollars for some coins.
First off, let me say that you should keep any wheat penny that you find since they are all worth at least three times face value. Keep in mind that I am referring to wholesale price. This is the price that a coin dealer would be willing to pay you for the coins.
Most prices that you see quoted in coin price guides are for retail price, or the price that you would likely have to pay a dealer for a coin. To see retail prices of your coins, check out Professional Coin Grading Service Daily Price Guide for Lincoln Cents (1909-1958).
If you want to see Lincoln Penny Values, or what your wheat cents will bring if you sell them, Coin Values Discovery is a great site for that.
Wheat Penny Value 1945
Below you will find a list of rare wheat pennies as well as some other valuable pennies that you should keep an eye out for, including error coins.
Valuable Wheat Pennies (1909-1958)
- Wheat Penny Key Dates:
- 1909-S VDB
- Wheat Penny Overmintmarks:
- 1909-S over horizontal S
- 1944-D over S
- 1946-S over D
- 1956-D/S (dual mintmark)
- Double Dies:
- 1917 - obverse
- 1936 - obverse
- 1955 - obverse
- 1943-D - Boldly doubled mintmark.
- 1958 - Double Die Obverse - only 2 known
- 1922 'Plain' - due to a worn die in which the mintmark became filled. Look for a 'Strong' reverse variety as it is the most valuable.
- 1943 Copper Penny - This particular 1943 penny is rare. It is believed that about 40 of these were struck but only 12 of these coins have been confirmed to exist.
- 1944 Steel Penny - 27 are known to exist from the Philadelphia Mint with no mint mark and 7-10 from Denver (D). Only 1 1944 Penny made of steel is known to exist with an S mintmark.
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