Here’s how to tell a rare & valuable 1949 wheat penny from a common 1949 penny (which is still worth 3 cents or more). The truth is values of 1949 wheat pennies are all over the board: Most circulated 1949 pennies are worth 3 or 4 cents. Uncirculated 1949 pennies are generally worth $1 or more. Other 1949 Lincoln cents with errors are worth $100 or more. Some rare 1949 wheat penny values soar beyond $1,000 apiece! See how much YOUR 1949 penny is worth…
Benjamin Franklin designed the first U.S. penny in 1787 (called a Fugio cent). The U.S. Mint started producing pennies in 1793 with Large cents (1793-1857), followed by Flying Eagle cents (1856-1858), Indian Head cents (1859-1909), and Lincoln cents (1909-present). One of the most popular pennies among collectors is a Lincoln cent design: the Lincoln Wheat penny (1909-1958). Here, experienced coin collectors are sharing fun ways to collect pennies, how to grade pennies to determine their condition & value, which pennies are the rarest & most valuable, and how much U.S. pennies are worth (by year).
All about 1948 wheat pennies, including… How much a 1948-S penny is worth. How much a 1948-D penny is worth. How much a 1948 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth.The most valuable 1948 penny. How many 1948 pennies were made. Which 1948 wheat pennies are rare. And 1948 error pennies you should look for — including 1948 doubled dies and other oddities.
Looking for the 1947 wheat penny value? Here’s the ultimate guide to 1947 pennies – how many were made, and the inside scoop on the most valuable 1947 pennies. Everything you want to know about your 1947 penny value.
See how much a 1940 wheat penny with no mintmark is worth and how much a 1940-D penny is worth. The most valuable 1940 penny (with wear from circulation) is the 1940-S penny. See how much all of your 1940 pennies are worth here…
Post Mint Damage (or Post Strike Damage) refers to any damage a coin has suffered after leaving the U.S. Mint — including scratches, dings, holes, bumps, nicks, and gouges. See how damaged coins are different from error coins, plus the value of damaged coins.
Have a two-headed coin? Want to know what it’s worth? Find out here! See examples of two-headed coins and two-tailed coins made by the U.S. Mint. Plus, other novelty coins like the the Lincoln-Kennedy penny and other 2-headed coins that are not US Mint coins.
Collect old coins? Early American coins (from 1793 to about 1839) have been highly demanded among coin ‘type’ collectors for generations. Here’s a little about the value of early U.S. coins today, compared with their historical values from decades past.
I like to buy rolls of coins from the bank, then see how many valuable coins I can find in each roll. It’s called coin roll hunting. (Yes it’s a thing.) Here are some of the coins I’ve obtained for face value – simply by buying bank rolls. Also, see which coins you should be looking for in bank rolls – by denomination. My most memorable coin roll hunting adventure was the time I spent $20 on 5 rolls of nickels and 1 roll of half-dollars. I ended up finding some great silver coins, plus several old coins worth much more than face value! What valuable coins have YOU found in bank rolls?
The 1909 wheat penny is one of the most interesting (and valuable) coins in the Lincoln cent series. See if you have the one that’s worth $650 or more… or the one that’s worth $12 or more. Either way, if you see a tiny VDB on the coin, then you’ve got a pretty historic — and valuable — coin on your hands! The 1909 VDB penny has a unique story.
Are Indian Head pennies rare? What is the Indian Head penny value today? Here’s a list of the scarce Indian Head pennies you should be looking for. Plus, the values of common-date Indian Head pennies. Have an Indian Head penny? See what it’s worth here.
The Lincoln Memorial penny was made from 1959 to 2008. It was — and still is — a fixture in United States commerce. While most Lincoln Memorial pennies are worth only face value (or a little more), there are a few rare Lincoln Memorial pennies you should be keeping your eye out for. Here are 5 classics, plus 3 recently discovered rare pennies.
Did you know that the Indian Head penny does not actually have an Indian on it? It’s Lady Liberty wearing an Indian headdress! Here are some fun facts about Indian Head pennies and the ones that are the most valuable today.
Since the 1970s, the West Point Mint has struck millions of coins. The West Point Mint currently strikes bullion coins (silver, gold, and platinum) and commemorative coins, In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Point Mint made Lincoln pennies and Washington quarters. The first West Point Mint coins did not have a mintmark. The W West Point Mint Mark first appeared in 1984. Here’s more about the many types of West Point coins, including some West Point coins you may have in your pocket right now and their current value!
Have a 1946 penny? Looking for the value of a 1946 wheat penny? You’ve come to the right place! See what 1946 pennies are worth today and how many were made. Plus, info about the scarce and valuable 1946-S S Over D error penny.
What is a 1945 penny worth today? You might be shocked at the value of 1945 pennies, and even more surprised to find out what makes these old wheat pennies some of the hottest World War II collectibles around! Here’s why you should save every 1945 wheat penny you find…
Looking for the 1934 penny value? Here’s the ultimate guide to 1934 pennies — their current value, why 1934 pennies are important to coin collectors, and how many of these old pennies were made.
Have you heard about the 1958 penny worth $150,000? Think you might have this 1958 penny error in your possession? See if you have the rare 1958 double die penny or just a regular 1958 wheat penny + Find the current 1958 penny value for all versions of the coin here.
Have a 1942 wheat penny, 1942-D penny, 1942-S penny, or another rare 1942 penny? See the current 1942 penny value. Find out here if you’ve got a rare 1942 penny worth thousands of dollars!
Even if you’re not into coin collecting, here’s a list of rare pennies you should hold onto. One of the most popular is the 1943 wheat penny. Other rare pennies on this list 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. I’ve also included some tips to help you find out the value of your pennies.
Do you know how to tell a copper penny from a zinc penny? Here are 4 ways to tell if you have a copper penny vs. a zinc penny. When you finish reading these 4 tips, you’ll know how to quickly tell zinc pennies from copper pennies!
You probably have some valuable pennies in your loose change! Here’s an awesome cheat sheet showing the rare pennies you should be looking for. These 43 pennies found in circulation are worth 1 dollar or more… each! I’ve collected pennies since I was a kid, and I’ve put together a list of the best places to find rare pennies worth money.
Did you find a 1911 penny? Want to know what your 1911 wheat penny is worth? Here’s a list of 1911 penny values — including the 1911-D penny and 1911-S penny — and why you should definitely hold onto 1911 wheat pennies!
Most worn 1964 pennies that you’ll find in circulation are worth the value of their copper content — or about 2 cents. But some 1964 penny values are MUCH higher — like the 1964 SMS penny. Here’s how to tell if you have a rare 1964 SMS penny why these 1964 pennies are worth so much.
There are 8 rare pennies worth money (like $1,000+ apiece!) in circulation today – and they could turn up in your pocket change! Here are 8 valuable pennies to look for.
There’s a rare 1999 penny error that is worth hundreds of dollars and you could find it in your pocket change! Here’s how to tell if you have a 1999 Wide AM penny or not. Plus, see all 1999 penny values.