1944 Wheat Penny Value

Mzdrumz on March 27, 2019: 1 have a 1944 wheat penny where liberty is double STAMPED with extra letters between each letter in the word liberty and the 4s are two different sizes. Oct 31, 2019 The 1944 wheat penny is somewhat common and can be sold for about 10 to 20 cents. However, uncirculated wheat pennies go for five or six dollars apiece. And pennies with missing letters or double stamping can have additional value depending on the market. To determine the true value of your 1944 wheat penny, examining the coin itself closely is.

Looking for Lincoln Wheat penny values can be tricky because many of the price guides that are available online offer confusing information about what a coin might fetch based on its physical condition.

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. 1944 Wheat Penny. CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1944 Wheat Penny value at an average of 15 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $6. 1944 Wheat Penny. CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1944 Wheat Penny value at an average of 15 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $6.

All too often, online pricing info is tailored to what a “perfect” coin might be worth. That's definitely exciting if you’ve got, say, a 1941 Lincoln cent that “could be” worth $1,000 or $5,000 in pristine condition. But what is a well-worn example from pocket change worth in reality? That’s quite a different story. . .

First, The Bad News. . .

If you’ve come to this page hoping that Lincoln Wheat cent you’ve pulled out of your pocket change is going to pay off your car or help put your kids through college, you might want to be sitting down. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Lincoln Wheat pennies found in circulation, inherited folder collections, or in jars of old coins are worth less than 10 cents apiece.

In fact, with the exceptions of major errors and varieties, no Lincoln wheat penny struck after 1933 is worth more than 10 cents in worn condition, and most are worth only 2 or 3 cents. Well-worn 1943 steel pennies often trade for 5 to 10 cents apiece in well-worn condition. But chances are any of the Lincoln Wheat cents you’ve found in pocket change are going to be worth only a small amount over face value.

Now, The Good News!

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While most worn, common-date Lincoln Wheat pennies aren’t worth more than 10 cents, there are many Lincoln Wheat cents that are worth much more, and by quite a bit. There are four major regular-issue key dates in the series and several valuable semi-key dates, varieties, and errors, too.

Key Date Wheat Pennies

The major Lincoln Wheat cent key dates include:

  • 1909-S
  • 1909-S VDB
  • 1914-D
  • 1931-S

Important semi-key dates are:

  • 1909 VDB
  • 1910-S
  • 1911-S
  • 1912-S
  • 1913-S
  • 1914-S
  • 1915-S
  • 1922-D
  • 1924-D
  • 1926-S

Then there are the “better dates” (or “better issues”)—those that may not necessarily rise to the status of being a bona fide semi-key date but are nevertheless more valuable than the common dates. These include:

  • 1909
  • 1911-D
  • 1912
  • 1912-D
  • 1913-D
  • 1915-D
  • 1916-D
  • 1916-S
  • 1920-D
  • 1921-S
  • 1923-S
  • 1925-D
  • 1925-S
  • 1926-D
  • 1927-D
  • 1927-S
  • 1928-S
  • 1931-D
  • 1932
  • 1932-D
  • 1933
  • 1933-D

Finally, there are the varieties and errors, which constitute some of the most valuable Lincoln Wheat pennies in the series. These are not necessarily required for completing a set of Lincoln Wheat cents, yet many collectors pursue them anyway. Here’s a glance at the most widely collected, most popular errors and varieties and what they’re worth:

  • 1909-S S Over Horizontal S
  • 1917 Doubled Die
  • 1922 No D
  • 1922 Weak D
  • 1943 Bronze
  • 1943-D Doubled Mintmark
  • 1944 Steel
  • 1955 Doubled Die

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What Are These Wheat Pennies Worth?

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The chart below provides an approximate estimate on retail values for the Lincoln cents individually listed above. It also provides values for the Wheat penny date ranges not specifically mentioned above. Value breakdowns are for coins in average circulated (VG8 to VF20) condition and average uncirculated condition (MS62-MS64).

Key Date Wheat Cents: Current Prices
Date/Issue
Avg. Circ. Value
Avg. Unc. Value
1909 VDB
$10+
$25+
1909-S VDB
$700+
$1,500+
1909
$4+
$20+
1909-S
$100+
$300+
1909-S S Over Horizontal S
$115+
$350+
1910-S
$20+
$150+
1911-D
$10+
$150+
1911-S
$50+
$250+
1912
$1.50+
$50+
1912-D
$10+
$250+
1912-S
$25+
$300+
1913-D
$5+
$250+
1913-S
$15+
$250+
1914-D
$200+
$2,500+
1914-S
$25+
$350+
1915-D
$3+
$100+
1915-S
$25+
$200+
1916-D
$1+
$125+
1917 Doubled Die
$100+
$5,000+
1920-D
$1+
$100+
1921-S
$2+
$200+
1922-D
$25+
$150+
1922-D Weak D
$35+
$1,000+
1922-D No D
$500+
$20,000+
1923-S
$5+
$25+
1924-D
$50+
$300+
1924-S
$3+
$300+
1925-D
$1.50+
$75+
1925-S
$1.50+
$200+
1926-D
$2+
$100+
1926-S
$10+
$120+
1927-D
$1.50+
$80+
1927-S
$2+
$100+
1928-S
$1.50+
$100+
1931-D
$7+
$65+
1931-S
$70+
$150+
1932
$2+
$25+
1932-D
$2+
$25+
1933
$2+
$30+
1933-D
$4+
$30+
1943 Bronze
$100,000+
$200,000+
1944 Steel
$75,000+
$125,000+
1955 Doubled Die
$1,000+
$1,800+
Most Pre-1934 Issues NOT Above
25¢
$15+
Most Post-1933 Issues NOT Above
50¢

1944 Wheat Penny Value

*Values above are for problem-free coins with no signs of damage, including holes, major gouges, scratches, or cleanings.

Collecting Lincoln Wheat Cents

The Lincoln penny is not just one of the most widely collected issues among all United States coinage, but it’s also one of the most familiar coins anywhere in the world. While the Lincoln Wheat cent is a long-obsolete coin that has been gradually disappearing from circulation over the past decades, it remains one of the first coin collectors begin searching for. Yet, even many of the most advanced collectors stick to collecting Lincoln cents throughout their lives.

A great many numismatists focus on studying and collecting Lincoln Wheat cents exclusively, in part because the series is so complex and lends to so many incredible finds. New discoveries are still being made among the Lincoln Wheat penny, including repunched mintmarks and other minor and major die varieties of varying significance.

Many collectors will build sets of Lincoln Wheat pennies using cardboard folders, deluxe albums, or museum-quality Lucite holders. Then there are the collectors who seek high-grade examples encapsulated by third-party coin grading firms and use these coins to build registry sets. Bovada slots odds game. But there is no right or wrong way to collect Lincoln pennies!

As Lincoln Wheat penny values range all over the price spectrum, the series offers something for just about everybody regardless of their income or collecting level. And, because of this, the Lincoln cent reigns to this day as one of the most versatile, beloved coin series and rightly claims a strong following of millions of collectors in the United States and around the globe.

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez is a journalist, editor, and blogger who has won multiple awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild. He has also authored numerous books, including works profiling the history of the United States Mint and United States coinage.

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Bronze Composite Penny

Minted at: Denver

Metal Composition: 95% Copper - 5% Tin and Zinc

Mass / Weight: 3.11 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
--$0.05$0.10$0.21$0.37$0.91$4.30-

USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1944-D Lincoln Wheat Penny is Worth $0.05 in Average Condition and can be Worth $0.91 to $4.30 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: $0.0241
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1944 Silver Penny

  • $1.20
  • $100.00
    or Best Offer
  • Seller: stephen11
    Condition: BU
  • Seller: OldCoinsNeedNewHome
    Condition: UNC
  • Seller: PennyPincher2020
    Certification Agency: Other
    Condition: BU
  • $0.75
  • $0.75
  • Seller: villagecoins
  • $3.95
  • $1.25
  • Seller: 1909S
    Condition: MS64 RB
  • Great coin with nice patina, good for someone's collection.
    Seller: TaddsCoins
    Certification Agency: Other
    Condition: VF-20
  • Seller: whcwa
    Condition: Ciculated
  • $7.95
    or Best Offer
  • $20.00
    or Best Offer
    Seller: Mmansell45
    Condition: GEM BU MS+ condition
  • $1.25
  • $1.00
  • Picture shows good detail. 44 D & 44 S both have small defects.
    Seller: Bravados
    Certification Agency: Other
    Condition: F 15, VF 35, VF 20 in order P/D/S
  • Seller: whcwa
    Condition: Ciculated
  • Seller: koppercoins
    Certification Agency: PCGS
    Certification Number: 7772919
    Condition: Extremely Fine
  • Seller: 1909S
    Condition: MS63R
  • Seller: coinsfound
  • Seller: Leyendecker
    Condition: MS-62
  • Seller: stephen11
    Condition: BU MS 65/66
  • Seller: frankscoinsandmore

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