1944 Wheat Penny
The 1944 version of the Wheat Penny is worth on average $45.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $0.10. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.
- Year: 1944
- Mint: No Mint Mark
- Type: Lincoln Wheat Cent
- Mintage: 1,435,400,000
- Metal: 95% copper 5% zinc
- What's it worth?: $45.00 to $0.10
The 1944 Lincoln Wheat Cent or Wheat penny was the first copper penny to be issued after the war steel cents from 1943. There were some 1944 Steel Cents released in error. Likely initial test on 1943 Zinc Coated steel planchets 1944 Steel Cents are few and far between and sell for many thousands of dollars.
Besides coin grade there are varying colors to this coin. There are RB (red brown), and RD (red) colors. Of all the colors the RD is the most sought after. Some 1944 RD Copper Wheat Cents in MS 66 or MS 67 can be purchased for between $100 and $200 on most markets.
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Top coins in this series. List price based off high end conditions that have been certified.
|$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. ...|
Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.
|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....|
The mint mark is located on the right under the date. If no mark is present the coin was produced at the Philadelphia mint.
The 16th president of the United States President Lincoln is on the front of the Wheat Cent. The Penny is the first widely distributed coin to feature an American President. Previously coin faces were reserved for Kings, Queens, and Royalty.
The Wheat Penny has a weight of 2.5 g.