Nthe ball blue book 1943 wheat penny

What are some rare wheat pennies, and what are they worth. Get your magnets out and check those steel wheat backs. During world war ii, copper was so badly needed for the war effort to make shell casings that the u. All 1943 pennies are worth more than their face value, but how much more is the question a lot of folks want to know the answer to. But, what the highest price was at private auctions for each wheat penny.

The debut of the lincoln cent in 1909 marked a major departure. May 23, 2016 the 1920s and 1930s saw several scarce wheat pennies minted, including the 1922d, 1924d, and 1931s. In 1943, the lincoln penny was made from a zinccoated steel composition to help save copper for world war ii ammunitions. The 1943 s wheat penny was minted in 1943 at the san francisco california mint. Included among the highest valuelowest minted pennies are the 1909s vdb, which is the king of wheat pennies, as well as the 1909s, 1911s, 1912s, 1914d, 1914s, 1922 no d plain, 1924d, 1931s.

Mint struck pennies out of steel to help ration copper for military purposes. Typically speaking, the older the wheat penny, the higher the value, but not by much unless you have a key date lincoln cent in your collection. Lets delve deeper into this wheat head to know its real value. The lincoln cent sometimes called the lincoln penny is a onecent coin that has been struck by the united states mint since 1909. The 1943 silver colored penny is a wartime issue made of steel, and coated with zinc. Steel will stick to the magnet, but copper will not. The coin has seen several reverse, or tails, designs and now bears one by lyndall bass depicting a. A small number of copper planchets were left over from 1942 and were used in 1943 during the transition to steel planchets. In 1943 there were 191,550,000 1943 s pennies minted in all. If you need help finding out about money value there are lots of places on the internet that an help you. Its really easy to tell if you have a 1944 steel penny or 1944 copper cent if your 1944 penny sticks to a magnet, its a steel cent and is rare if your 1944 penny does not stick to a magnet, its made from copper and is common another test you can conduct on your 1944 pennies is to weigh them.

The 1943 silver colored penny is a wartime coin issue made of steel and. The next time you get change back from the twix you. Nov 15, 2014 rare pennies one of the great things about collecting pennies, and coins in general, is that they tend to last a long time. Oh, sorry, something completely went wrong with my phone and it wont even turn on. With world war ii rationing already underway in 1942 to save metal and other necessary materials for the war effort, the u. These pennies are comprised of 99% steel with a zinc coating. If you happen to find a wheat penny in your possession, it would be worth checking the date against the list before spending it. Lincoln cent 19091958 collectors folder warmans collector coin folders hardcover november 28, 2009. In 1943 there were 684,628,000 1943 pennies minted in all. I didnt think much of it when i obtained it i work at a grocery store since i believed it was just another 1943 penny from the war.

Old wheat cents in your dresser might be worth a fortune. All these prices come from the 2010 guide book of united states coins. Based on its condition prices vary, and go up and down depending on the grade of your wheat penny. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. You must learn that, it is like kelly blue book, many times when you try to. All 1943 pennies were made of steel to conserve copper during wwii. A selection of one hundred seventyone lincoln wheat cents and a 1943 steel wartime penny. The 1944 lincoln penny is particularly desirable in the eyes of collectors not only because of its design, but also due to its scarcity. I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Wheat penny production skyrocketed in the 1940s in fact, the philadelphia mint alone struck more than 1 billion pennies for the first time in 1944, but for lincoln wheat cents, the decade would be headlined by the oneyear issue of steel cents in 1943.

Lincoln cents coin guide lists the most sought after wheat back pennies indian river coin. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The 1943 copper cent was produced at all three mints. Lincoln cent 19091958 collectors folder warmans collector. This page also shows coins listed for sale so you can buy and sell.

I cant find any record of steel being used for pennys other than 194346. Well share all the important details on these old lincoln cents, including. Coin collecting free delivery possible on eligible purchases. Of course this figure doesnt reflect the mint proofs that could have been minted that year at the san francisco mint and only includes the amount of 1943 s wheat pennies that were poured into circulation. What is the value of an old wheat penny ask the expert. The only other major variety of 1942 penny that for collectors to go after is the proof coin from that year, and with 32,600 originally struck for inclusion in proof sets, there are normally enough on the market to satisfy demand. I am going to verizon today to maybe get it repaired or a new phone, and if it works out, ill put the reverse up later. Sealed box of 5x 2020 silver proof sets at cost for sale. Strong extra thickness on e pluribus unum, both upper wheat ears, stems, and erica of america with division lines on upper wheat ears and r and b of pluribus. One of the more inexpensive pennies is the 1944 wheat penny. The lincoln cent, however, wouldnt undergo a temporary, warrelated metal composition change until the following year. These 1914d lincoln cent coins are 95% copper and 5% zinc and tin. Look for a 1943 copper penny,,you will be a millionaire,,unless of course it is a counterfeit. We use strict photograde standards when grading all of our coins.

Are old wheat pennies from 1946 worth hanging on to. We know that wheat pennies were minted from 1909 to 1958. The value of those particular coins are almost priceless. However, many people mistook the 1943 steel penny for a dime, and others complained about the steel becoming rusty. What is the value of a 1943 steel wheat penny that sticks.

Oct 10, 2010 the weight and thickness of the coating is off by a noticeable amount. One of the rarest and most intriguing us coins is the 1943 d bronzecopper lincoln wheat cent. Previously unaccounted 1943s bronze cent acquired by rare coin wholesalers dana point, california a previously unrecorded 1943s lincoln cent, erroneously struck on a bronze planchet and found in circulation by a teenaged collector over a half century ago, has been acquired by rare coin wholesalers of dana point, california. Wheat pennies, indian head pennies and baseball cards.

A penny minted at the turn of the 20th century doesnt look that much different from a coin minted in 20. Having said that, collectors are really only interested in older versions of the coin, like the 1942 lincoln. However, a few 1943 lincoln pennies wound up being struck in bronze, and these rare mistakes are worth a pretty penny indeed. Heres a rundown of the various types of 1943 wheat pennies and their values 1943 steel penny 684,628,670 minted. In that respect, production of 1942 lincoln wheat penny. Rare pennies with images rare pennies, valuable coins. The whitman company responsible for the popular trifold blue coin albums produced a coin. If you find a 1943 or 1944 wheat penny, using a magnet to check its metal content is easy. Treasury had removed nickel from the fivecent coin for the nations artillery needs. Of course this figure doesnt reflect the mint proofs that could have been minted that year at the philadelphia mint and only includes the amount of 1943 wheat pennies that were poured into circulation. Value of 1944s lincoln wheat cent, key date prices and images. This includes nickels made out of silver, the steel cent, the 1943 copper that. This penny features lincoln facing to the right and reads, in god we trust. Denver mint variety value, specifications, and images for the 1914 lincoln wheat one cent coin from the united states of america.

One of the rarest and most intriguing us coins is the 1944s steel lincoln wheat cent. We are pleased to offer for sale this d wheat penny lincoln wheat cent nbsp this d wheat penny is circulated and will grade g. The obverse or heads side was designed by victor david brenner, as was the original reverse, depicting two stalks of wheat thus wheat pennies, struck 19091958. Nearly all pennies from 1944 are supposed have transitioned from steel back to copperbronze. Feb 08, 2008 the 1943 silver colored penny is a wartime issue made of steel, and coated with zinc. Mint made 1946 lincoln cents from a very special bronze alloy.

There are a few coins exhibiting stamping mistakes that go for a few hundred to a thousand. Jan 23, 20 here are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare lincoln wheat pennies. Small cents lincoln cent, steel, wheat ears reverse, 1943. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Shop 1914 p lincoln wwi era wheat penny cent goodvery good and more authentic and unique collectibles coins at amazons collectible coins store. However similar to the rare 1943 copper cent a small number of zinccoated steel planchets were left over from 1943 and were used in 1944 during the transition. In 1943 the united states was preparing for war in europe and in the pacific. Nearly all pennies from 1943 are supposed to be steel cents. You can view the grading guidelines on the main lincoln cents page of the website. I have three steel pennies and was elated when i got my hands on them. Cuba peso 1932 and 1953 1853 half cent ngc vf35 c1 for sale. The 1914d lincoln wheat penny had a mintage of 1,193,000. Steel pennies were minted to help save copper for a more important matter manufacturing cartridge casings for our efforts in world war ii. Tell us what else you do know and the antiques appraiser will be able to better assist you.

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