Are you looking for BIE Lincoln pennies in your loose change? You should be! These scarce and valuable error coins can be found in circulation. Here’s what to look for, where you are most likely to find them, and how much they’re 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).
See how much your 1924 wheat penny is worth, how many 1924 Lincoln cents were made, info about doubled dies and other 1924 penny errors, and more.
Die break coins are error coins. Some are rarer than others. Some are worth $100 or more. If you have a die crack coin, cud coin, or other types of die break error coins… here’s how to determine their value.
Have a 1957 penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1957-D wheat penny, a 1957 penny with no mintmark, and 1957 pennies with errors.
Have a 1956 wheat penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1956-D wheat penny, a 1956 penny with no mintmark, and 1956 pennies with errors.
Have a 1954 wheat penny? Want to know what it’s worth? See the value of a 1954-D penny, a 1954-S penny, a 1954 penny with no mintmark, and 1954 pennies with errors.
Have a 1953 wheat penny? Want to know how much it’s worth? See the value of 1953 pennies, a list of 1953 penny errors, and whether or not 1953 pennies are rare.
Have a 1952 penny? Want to know what it’s worth? Here are the most valuable 1952 wheat pennies, errors to look for, and a price guide for all 1952 pennies. The ultimate 1952 wheat penny price guide.
Want to know how much your 1951 wheat penny is worth? Here’s how to tell rare & valuable 1951 pennies apart from common ones. Plust a list of 1951 penny errors to look for.
Here’s how to tell how much your 1950 penny is worth. See the circulated vs uncirculated 1950 wheat penny value, how many 1950 pennies were made, how rare 1950 pennies are, and which 1950 penny is the most valuable.
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…
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…