1941 Penny Value: What Are 1941 Pennies Worth? Find Out Here

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Did you find a 1941 penny in your pocket change?

You’re probably curious what the current 1941 penny value is.

If you need to find out how much 1941 wheat pennies are worth, you’ve come to the right place!

Read on to find out how many 1941 Lincoln cents were made, what they’re worth today, and whether you should keep them or spend them…

1941 Penny Facts

It’s fairly easy to find 1941 wheat pennies in circulation these days.

More than 1 billion 1941 cents were made. So even today — many decades after they were minted — the 1941 penny still turns up in pocket change.

However, it’s getting scarcer to find old coins like these in circulation as the years go on.

Most 1941 Lincoln cents are pretty well worn and, because so many were made, these heavily circulated pennies aren’t considered very scarce.

In other words, if you have a well-circulated 1941 penny, it’s not really worth very much money. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not valuable or worth keeping.

But, unless you find a 1941 penny with a significant error or other unusual characteristic, it’s not going to pay the mortgage off or take care of your child’s college tuition!

So, is there anything that makes the 1941 wheat penny special? Yes:

  • American history buffs will recall that 1941 pennies were made when the United States entered into World War II.
  • Those who were born in 1941 might consider pennies from that year particularly special as a birth-year coin.
  • Many Lincoln cent coin holders often begin with the 1941 penny for reasons — due largely to the space constraints that come with most 3-panel cardboard coin folders and coin albums.

How Much Are 1941 Pennies Worth?

The 1941 penny is considered a common coin in all but the higher uncirculated grades.

Therefore, most worn 1941 Lincoln wheat pennies are worth only a few cents above face value.

Hobbyists have discovered that the 1941-S Lincoln cent was struck with an “S” mintmark in 2 different sizes with the following diagnostics:

  • 1941-S Large Mintmark pennies –The serifed ends of the large mintmark point toward the inside of the “S” mintmark.
  • 1941-S Small Mintmark pennies — The small mintmark exhibits thicker serifs that point away from the “S”

Neither the 1941-S Large Mintmark nor 1941-S Small Mintmark Lincoln wheat cent is considered particularly scarce and are worth approximately the same as each other. The 1941-S Lincoln cent is listed below among the coin values as a single entry.

Here’s a rundown on the value and mintage of the various 1941 pennies:

  • 1941 Lincoln penny — 887,018,000 minted; 5 to 10+ cents
  • 1941 Proof Lincoln penny — 21,100 minted; $40+
  • 1941-D Lincoln penny — 128,700,000 minted; 5 to 10+ cents
  • 1941-S Lincoln penny — 92,360,000 minted; 5 to 10+ cents

*Values above are for 1941 pennies in average circulated condition unless otherwise noted. 

IMPORTANT: Do You Know The Grade Of Your Penny?

To determine the true value of your 1941 penny, you first need to know what condition (or grade) your coin is in.

Grab a coin magnifier and a copy of the U.S. Coin Grading Standards book. Then, watch this video to see how to grade coins yourself at home:

How To Grade A Coin Yourself To Determine Its Value

More About Today’s 1941 Penny Value

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14 thoughts on “1941 Penny Value: What Are 1941 Pennies Worth? Find Out Here”

  1. I have several wheat pennies and was wondering if any of them are worth more than face value.
    1910, 1919, 1937- 1937D, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942- 1942D, 1944- 1944D, 1947D, 1950S, 1954- 1954D, 1958D.
    Any info will be greatly appreciated!

    • Yes, Beth!

      You’ll probably be glad to know that your 1944 Mercury dime is worth about $2 for its silver content and the 1936 Buffalo nickel is worth 50 cents to $1.

      Nice finds!

  2. I have a few pennies and was wondering if any of them were worth any money? Blue penny or dime, 1910,1939,1941s,1945D,1950,1951,1951D,1952D,1956D,1957,1960D,1961D,1963,1964,1964D,1967,1968,1968D,1969D,1969S,1970 to 1979.

  3. I also have in my collection 2010,2011D,2012D and 2013D(2 of them) pennies but aren’t graded, are they worth anything? And if so, what do I have to do to sell them? Also I wanted to email picture of a blue penny, or dime or it’s just Casino chip….need your expertise and need to send the picture which is in my email file.

    • Hi, Todd —

      Unless your 2010-2013 Lincoln cents are very high grade — say MS65 or higher — they’re worth at most a few cents apiece even in uncirculated condition. Would you please post a clear photo of the blue coin here in the comments section? I’ll be glad to assist further.

      Best wishes,

    • Hi, HazeDaze,

      It’s there but VERY weak. There’s also some weakness on other points of the coin, the “P” of the “PLURIBUS,” the left wheat stalk, etc. I think the reverse (tails) die was at a very late stage here and is why parts of the reverse are so weak and poorly struck. Generally, there’s no extra value for such issues, but perhaps I’d still keep it as an example of a late-stage die strike. Overall, this coin is worth about 3 cents in this condition.

      Best wishes,


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