1911 Wheat Penny

The 1911 version of the Wheat Penny is worth on average $500.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $4.00. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.


  • Year: 1911
  • Mint: No Mint Mark
  • Type: Lincoln Wheat Cent
  • Mintage: 101,177,000
  • Metal: 95% copper 5% zinc
  • What's it worth?: $500.00 to $4.00

There are 2 main 1911 Wheat Penny colors to look out for. The RB (Red Brown) is selling for $250 in MS65 condition at the moment, while the RD (Red) is selling for as much as $500. MS66 versions can sell for as much as $1000, making this coin seriously coveted by penny collectors.

In terms of color it might be best to either have this coin certified or buy it currently certified. Not everyone can agree on color, and when there are such price discrepancies related to color, it's best to have a third party decide.

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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....

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Common Questions

The mint mark is located on the right under the date. If no mark is present the coin was produced at the Philadelphia mint.

Mint Mark

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.

Wheat Penny

The Wheat Penny has a weight of 2.5 g.