Wheat Penny Values, Errors, & Key Dates


The Wheat Penny was issued 1909-1956. It has a face value of .01 and a weight of 2.5g. The original engraver was Victor D. Brenner and the Wheat Penny was made of 95% copper and 5% zinc. This coin would eventually be replaced by the Lincoln Cent

Wheat Penny

The Wheat Penny was issued 1909-1956. It has a face value of .01 and a weight of 2.5g. The original engraver was Victor D. Brenner and the Wheat Penny was made of 95% copper and 5% zinc. This coin would eventually be replaced by the Lincoln Cent If you found this page useful please share it with your friends.

Most valuable coins in this series. Listed price based off high end state (MS+). Scroll down to see all.

$8,000 1914 D Wheat Penny
$4,000 1914 S Wheat Penny
$2,500 1909 S Wheat Penny
$1,400 1912 S Wheat Penny
$1,250 1911 S Wheat Penny
$725 1912 D Wheat Penny
$550 1912 Wheat Penny
$500 1911 Wheat Penny
$500 1911 D Wheat Penny
$460 1913 S Wheat Penny

Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

1955 Tapered Planchet 1955 Tapered Planchet Wheat Penny has a planchet base that is tapered making it thick...
1944 D over S The 1944 D/S or D over S wheat penny. When the mint restruck D cents on coins that al...
1943 D Struck Through 1943 D Struck through error. This occurs when foreign material is pressed into the co...
1943 S Off Center 1943 S off center wheat penny strike....
1943 D Bronze Struck

A 1943 D Penny struck on bronze sold for $840,000 at Heritage Auction in January 2...

1943 Steel Offcenter In 1943 the United States mint issued steel wheat pennies to save copper for the war....
1941 DDO The 1941 DDO (Double Die Obverse) wheat penny is pretty hard to spot as copper is sof...
1922 D No D 1922-D No D error is a 1922 D Wheat Penny that has no D mint mark. Somehow in 1922 th...
Cent Stukken Planchet

A 1943 penny struck on a .25 cent stukken planchet sold at heritage auctions for $...

Double Strike Double Strikes errors are very easy to spot, as you can see from the image attached. ...

Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember and note. Based on various factors. Coin rarity, supply demmand, and more.

1931 S The 1931 is a key date wheat penny....
1914 D The 1914 D is a key date wheat penny....
1914 S The 1914 S Lincoln is a key date wheat penny...
1912 D 1912 D is a semi key date. These coins in decent condition can fetch around $5 while ...
1909 S The 1909-S is a major key date....
1909 S VDB The 1909 S V.D.B. is a key date wheat penny....

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