What are 1943 steel pennies worth? What are 1943 copper pennies worth? Here are there values, including what to look for and how to spot a fake 1943 Lincoln copper cent.
In general, most wheat pennies are worth just a few cents (perhaps 10 cents). However, if worn and of a highly common date and mint mark combination, many wheat cents are quite valuable. In fact, some of the scarcest wheat cents are downright expensive — costing into the hundreds of dollars in the most worn condition. Here’s the scoop.
Ironically, silver nickels have no nickel in them… just silver. So most silver nickels are worth their ‘spot value’ — that is, the amount of money the metal inside the coin is worth. Here’s how to check current silver prices to find how much your silver nickels are worth.
Here are the rarest wheat pennies, along with the prices and values for these rare Lincoln wheat pennies.
The Lincoln penny has seen its glory days; next year it turns 100! Once capable of singlehandedly buying candy, getting people into arcades and parlors, and serving as payment for trinkets and treats, the Lincoln penny today is snubbed by many. Despite being discarded in the trash, considered ‘unworthy’ of plucking off a sidewalk, and disregarded as monetarily worthless by people, the Lincoln penny still manages to live another day.
While there is no single answer that defines the ‘best’ coins worth collecting — because everyone has a different opinion as to the best coins worth holding onto — here are some ideas and opinions from others who collect coins. See which coins they’ve chosen to collect and why. Hint: They’re not all rare U.S. coins.
The Lincoln cent was first introduced in 1909 when it replaced the Indian head cent. The Lincoln penny was initially created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Now, with the year 2009 and Lincoln’s 200th anniversary approaching, it appears that there are big changes in store for the Lincoln penny.
Jefferson nickels are basically all the nickels that you find in your everyday change. Here’s what Jefferson nickels are worth, including war nickels.
Have a question about silver quarters? Here’s the history of how the Washington quarter came to be, and prices for Washington quarters these days.
How much do you know about U.S. coins and coin history? Jot down your answers and see how well you do. The correct answers to these coin questions are at the bottom… no cheating!
Millions of coins are released each year by the mints, so it is no wonder that a few abnormal coins slip by inspection and out into population. These are called error coins. They are highly collectible and usually command a lot higher price than if the coin were struck normally.
Finally! Now there’s a way to get CASH — penny for penny — for all your loose change.
Well, sort of. The equivalent of cash, actually.
A list of rare pennies you should hold onto… especially 1943 pennies. Other rare pennies discussed here include the 1792 penny, 1793 penny, 1844 penny, 1856 penny, 1877 penny, 1909 penny, 1924 penny, 1936 penny, 1943 penny, 1955 penny, 1974 penny, and other silver pennies.
Wondering what the value is of a Lincoln-Kennedy Penny? Here’s a little about the commemorative Kennedy-Lincoln penny, including some of the similarities — and differences — between President Kennedy and President Lincoln.
I did a little research to find out which U.S. coins are actually worth something these days. Here’s some of what I found… which coins to keep and which are worthless.