Tuesday, July 26, 2005

1947-D Wheat Penny

I was just asked about the 1947 cent....
aquarianprincess said...
"Hi,
I have a wheat penny from 1947 and i was just wondering how much i could get for it.
thank you,
Jessica"
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The 1947 wheat penny is very common and even in near perfect condition it is not worth much. Near perfect meaning a full red bright color, not scratched and with full sharp details.

They came in three mint marks located under the date D=Denver, S=San Francisco or blank=Philadelphia
These two 1947D cent are AG-3(about good)

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Here's the stats for a 1947 penny...
Year: 1947
Metal: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 190,555,000
Value: VF-20 $0.10 or MS-65 $4.00

Year: 1947D
Metal: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 194,750,000
Value: VF-20 $0.10 or MS-65 $4.00

Year: 1947S
Metal: 95% copper, 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 99,000,000
Value: VF-20 $0.20 or MS-65 $6.00

VF=very fine & MS=mint state
The higher MS-65 prices are only for great examples.
Thanks for your visit.

Do you have a wheat penny and want to find out its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

307 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

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Anonymous said...

i have a wheat penny from 1909it is still readable but not in the greatest condition i also have a wheat penny from 1942 its in better shape but nowhere near new.

Man said...

I'll post about them in a minute but it's about $3.00 for the 1909 and $0.10 for the 1942.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A 1944 WHEAT PENNY THATS MISSING THE 1

Man said...

Sounds like a filled in die, it's an error but doesn't usually bring in an alot of extra value.

Grease on the die causes a blank spot to appear on the design it is more common then most people think.

An average 1944 is worth $0.10 a missing 1 may bring the price to $0.20 .

Anonymous said...

i have a 1917, 1943, and 1944 wheta penny. as well as some silver dimes, and buffalo nickels. How much ore they worth ?

Man said...

I'll give all value in Very Fine condition.

1917 wheat penny....$1.00
1943 wheat penny....$0.30
1944 wheat penny....$0.10
silver dimes....$0.65 each
buffalo nickels....$3.00 each

Dan said...

I've got a1946 wheat penny with no letter and a 1956d wheat penny how much would they be worth.

Man said...

1946 in Very Fine=$0.10
1956D in Very Fine=$0.05

Anonymous said...

I have a 1956 Penny that appears to be an error from the mint. I have had this penny for about 15 years. I used to have a coin book that had this exact penny in the book but lost the book and havent found another book with it listed. My question is, do you think it is a legit error or did someone do this? PIC1
PIC2

Man said...

When I first saw it it looked like a clipped error. But on closer look it seems someone shaved the edge.

Even if this is a genuine error the condition is so bad that it would be only a few cents. Sorry.

I do like the way it looks. Your coined may have spent some time buried.

Anonymous said...

how much would a wheat penny that is from 1941 without a mint mark in good condition, letters are not rubbed away in the least bit but the color is a little ungleeming.

Man said...

1941 no mint mark meaning it is from Philadelphia is worth abut $0.10 in good condition.

Anonymous said...

Hi.
I have an indian head penny dated 1883 in good readable condition, but the back is blank. Any ideas?

Man said...

1883 one side blank cent

Most likely a fake because if one side is pressed the other side must also be pressed.

First check if the reverse has a rim, if so it may be real.

Second the reverse should not be smooth it should be wavy or have a ghost image of either the front or back design.

Third it should weigh 3.11 grams.

If smooth and underweight it is a fake done by grinding off the back.

Coiny said...

Hey. Manny.
I got a 1947 and 1944 coin in great condition. the 1947 one has NO scratches (hopefully), no letters or numbers are missing or blurring.
The 1944 one has a little smudge so if you don't look closely it looks like
UN(*smudge IT, and some of E*)D

Also have some canadian old coins.
2 of them have errors.
One looks like it's bended and on the other side (back) it looks like
something heavy pressed on part of it but on the edge it's thicker.
The other penny has almost the same thing. Except it's VERY small. Just a hint of the corner (around the size of the top of my pointer finger which is maybe a CM).
And the old ones are, 1940, 46,40, 44, 43, and 45.

REMEMBER THESE PENNIES EXCEPT FOR THE WHEATS ARE CANADIAN. >but I wish that the 43 was american. :(<

Man said...

1947 about $0.10
1944 about $0.10

Canadian coins.

One looks like it's bended and on the other side (back) it looks like something heavy pressed on part of it but on the edge it's thicker.
Doesn't sound like a real error.

The other penny has almost the same thing. Except it's VERY small. Just a hint of the corner (around the size of the top of my pointer finger which is maybe a CM).
Again it doesn't sound real.

1940 about $0.10
1946 about $0.10
1940 about $0.10
1944 about $0.10
1943 about $0.10
1945 about $0.10
Most coins from the WWII era are not worth much.

If you still think the error coins are legit just post a picture somewhere and link it in the comments and I'll take a look or pass it on to smarter collectors.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1996 lincoln penny with a fingerprint made on the front,covers most of penny.I am new to this and was also wondering what is the best magnifying glass(inexpensive) to use?
Thank you,
DR

Man said...

A fingerprint is damage and makes the coin worthless.

As for magnifiers I don't use any but I hear simple jewelers loupes work great.

Jessica said...

my step father and i were reciently looking tru his coin collection handed down from his father and noticed many old coins. the only one that i remember was a steel wheat penny. i thnk the year was 1943. we were wondering its value.

Man said...

1943 steel cents average $0.30 in fine grade.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1946 wheat penny.. how much could it be worth?

Man said...

1946 wheat penny

In very fine about $0.10
even in higher grades like mint state it is less then a dollar.

Anonymous said...

i own a 1909 VDB penny in great condition. it has most of the original red toning, but is transitioning to brown. The tone is smooth but there are a few small spots. everything is defined and readable

whats this graded and worth?

Man said...

1909 VDB penny in great condition. it has most of the original red toning, but is transitioning to brown

This would be a red-brown mint state grade.

About $15.00 in MS-60.
About $18.00 in MS-63 which is usual for red-brown cents.

Anonymous said...

I've found a 1940 silver lincoln penny.... like in very fine state, whats it worth?

Man said...

1940 silver lincoln penny.... like in very fine state

No such thing.

It is either a fake or an error.
Weigh it.
If it weighs 3.11grams it's a fake.

Anonymous said...

why are there so many errors in wheat cents,i have some with cuds,cracks/cud that driped down side of wheat were the die crack is also whats a wheat coin that on top looks like it curves in the eage is little higher also have a wheat missing an i in liberty,i have i think its called cud /pieace of copper thats in #,s and letters a lot look allmost new i could keep on going i have so many errors how much for them who would by all of them? thankyou.dp

Man said...

why are there so many errors in wheat cents

Quality wasn't the best as they tried to use dies beyond their limits.

So common were the die breaks around the 1950s and the word LIBERTY that the BIE Guild was formed.
Eventually too many errors were found and the price fell to just a little above face. The guild and there books closed.

Still a nice retained cud can bring a dollar or more.

Modern coins suffer from bubbles, plating variations and die cracks.

Man said...

Oh almost forgot, as for selling them it would be difficult as most of these errors are very common.

Unless you hear of a specific variety then don't bother or dump them on eBay.

Anonymous said...

How much is a 1955 s ms68 rd penny graded by gallery grading company worth?

Man said...

1955 s ms68 rd penny graded by gallery grading company

Gallery grading company does not have a good reputation and the grade is not accepted by most collectors.

The actual grade maybe MS-65 which would be about $2.00.

If it were MS-68 it would be about $200.00 or more. The market is very unstable on these grades. PCGS has one MS-68 listed at $14,500.00 but they tend to be high.

Anonymous said...

Where could I get a better grade for it?

Man said...

Where could I get a better grade for it?

Pay to submit at PCGS or ANACS but you should be sure it is MS-67 or better because it may cost more than it's worth.

Anonymous said...

Like how much?
(he says in a very worried voice :( )

Man said...

To grade a coin generally cost about $15 to $30 plus a $5 shipping fee plus the cost for you to ship the coin(s) to them.

If you become a member at any of grading services they offer discount but membership cost anywhere from $50-$200.

Anonymous said...

I also have a 1940 wheat penny that is not copper,but silver color.If you look at the edge it's all silver and the obverse and reverse are part silver and part copper color.Why would anyone want to fake a coin like that? Any ideas?

Man said...

1940 wheat penny that is not copper,but silver color.If you look at the edge it's all silver and the obverse and reverse are part silver and part copper color.Why would anyone want to fake a coin like that? Any ideas?

Assuming it is real it has to be certified by an expert if it weighs 3.11 grams you can be sure it's fake.
The reason to fake an error is because if this is real then it may be worth thousand of dollar since other silver pennies have been found. Most were accidentally made with silver dimes or foreign blanks.

A Woman of God and Trust said...

Hi I have a penny that looks normal but the back picture was partically re-struck over the front at an angle. The back still looks normal. Lincoln's hair got most of the bars on the building. Is this worth anything?
Lisa

Man said...

looks normal but the back picture was partically re-struck over the front at an angle.

It sounds like an error called Brockage. When the coin is struck by a second coin, it is about $40.00

But it may also be a double struck coin which is worth much less or even have no extra value.

You need an expert or a coin dealer to tell the difference.

Ashleigh Brown said...

I was going through my large penny collection (I say collection, more like piggy bank lol) and I found a 1947 Wheat Penny. But the thing is, the 4 is a bit higher then the other numbers. Does that make it fake?

Man said...

1947 Wheat Penny. But the thing is, the 4 is a bit higher then the other numbers.

It is real sounds like a variety. Many exist and only the most obsessed collectors search for them.
Maybe about $0.50 if you can get expert to say what type but for the average collector it's only about $0.03.

TommyD said...

I have a 1947(?) wheat penny but the 7 appears to be backwards, almost looking like the letter "r". Is there any value to this coin?

Man said...

1947(?) wheat penny but the 7 appears to be backwards, almost looking like the letter "r".

This sounds more like damage but it may be a die chip either way no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I would love comments on a 1961-D Lincoln I have recently acquired:

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The red dots on the reverse are outlining the bust for those who can't see it.

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Ribbit :)

Man said...

1961-D Lincoln I have recently acquired:

This is a multiple strike 90 deg. rotated die, flipover error.

It's in medium to low grade I would say it's about $450.00 but it needs to be graded.

The last I saw was an MS-64 and did not have a flipover strike, it sells for about $700.00

Rich Durand said...

I have a 1917 wheat penny that appears to have the "one cent" from the back of the coin over Lincoln face/head on the front side of the coin.
The coin is dented and the fairly worn. Please advise me as to it possible value and if there is any history on such a coin.
Thank you.

Man said...

1917 wheat penny that appears to have the "one cent" from the back of the coin over Lincoln face/head on the front side of the coin.
The coin is dented and the fairly worn.


If double struck it would be about $10.00 but it needs to be verified.

Khinny said...

I have a whole bank (a dog bank about 2 ft tall), that is filled with wheat pennies. What do you think I should do with them? Thanks!

Man said...

a whole bank (a dog bank about 2 ft tall), that is filled with wheat pennies. What do you think I should do with them?

Go through them carefully, it may take a long time.
Look for anything that looks red, shiny and new.
Look for anything that might be an error.
Look for these key dates:
1909, 1909S, 1910S, 1911S, 1912S, 1913S, 1914S, 1915S, 1922, 1924D, 1931S.

If you don't wish to collect one of each for an album and prefer to sell the none key dates expect to get about 3 cents per coin from dealers less in certain areas.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1944 wheat penny with no ment what is it worth?

Man said...

1944 wheat penny with no ment

About $0.05 in fine.

Anonymous said...

I sold a 1955 penny (pretty new) for $25!!!

Anonymous said...

I still have one more and someone offered $15 but I declined.

Man said...

I sold a 1955 penny (pretty new) for $25!!!

I still have one more and someone offered $15 but I declined.


That is very good since most MS-65 1955 cents sell for $1.00 or less. If it is a double-die they sell for much more.

If you want you can share the story of the sale like that others can see how it's done.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1956 wheat penny in good condition with a d on it, a 1949 wheat penny with an s, 2 1941's with no mark, a 1945 with no mark, and finally a 1957 with no mark. I also have 1961 and 1964 proof quarters in absolute mint condition. Are any of these worth anything?

Man said...

1956 wheat penny in good condition with a d about $0.03
1949 wheat penny with an s about $0.10
1941's with no mark about $0.15
1945 with no mark about $0.03
1957 with no mark about $0.03

proof quarters in absolute mint condition.
1961 about $8.00
1964 about $8.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1946 wheat penny with very little noticeable scratches but doesnt have no letter underneath the date on where it was made from. But what is very odd is the penny is in the middle of a coin of some sort. One side it says " Keep me and you will have Good Luck", and the other side it says, " VICTORY CREDIT CLOTHIERS- 317 so. Stanton St.. Ive looked up the Name but nothing comes up. Could you help me find out what the penny is in and if its worth anything.

Man said...

1946 wheat penny with very little noticeable scratches but doesnt have no letter underneath the date on where it was made from. But what is very odd is the penny is in the middle of a coin of some sort. One side it says " Keep me and you will have Good Luck", and the other side it says, " VICTORY CREDIT CLOTHIERS- 317 so. Stanton St..

This is an advertising on money which is damage and has no extra value. This is probably a place that no longer exist in your area. The best I can say is try looking up old library maps and books that had this address in 1947. The internet will not help in this kind of search.
The only way it will have value if the clothing store became famous or was historically significant.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1947 double Die wheat penny in fine condition. Could you tell me the price of it. I can't seem to find it listed anywhere. Thank You

Man said...

1947 double Die wheat penny in fine condition

1947P-1DO-001 is the most famous and is $12.00. All others are about $2.00.

Anonymous said...

When my grandfather passed away last year we were going through his things and he has the complete set of wheat pennies from 1909 to 1940. How much would that sell for?

Man said...

complete set of wheat pennies from 1909 to 1940

Assuming you have 1909-S VDB, 1922 no D, 1909-S, and 1914-D it's about $1,600.00 if you are missing these then $60.00 or less.

Anonymous said...

My dad checked them and he said that they are all there, Thanks so much for your help. My grandfather started collecting them in 1937, and continued until 2005.

Man said...

My dad checked them and he said that they are all there,

That is great the value I quoted was for the lowest possible grade.
Those individual coins I listed could fetch more if they can grade higher.

Anonymous said...

Okay, thanks so much. I will see what my family wants to do with them.

Anonymous said...

HELLO I own a 1943 steel penny,1943-D steel penny,and a1943-s penny could you be able to tell me how much these are worth.

Man said...

1943 steel penny about $0.30
1943-D steel penny about $0.30
1943-s penny about $0.35

In fine.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A STEEL/SILVER PENNY FROM 1956 WITH A D UNDER THE DATE. CAN YOU ESTIMATE VALUE?

Man said...

STEEL/SILVER PENNY FROM 1956 WITH A D UNDER THE DATE.

This is either a fake or an error.
The only way to estimate value is if you weigh it.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1996 Lincoln penny that is silver-colored?? Found it in a large bin of copper pennies. It looks a lot like the zinc pennies I have. Is this some "unusual" coin vintage?

Man said...

1996 Lincoln penny that is silver-colored

There are several possibilities all based on weight.
Fake silver-plated weighs about 2.50 grams.
Off-Metal Error - weight is anything but 2.50 grams.
Missing Clad Layer error - weighs slightly less than 2.50 grams.

Only the final two have value.

joshua said...

i have a 1946 wheat penny had it since i was 5 yrs. i want to know how much it would be and i have another one for 1932 please post a comment so i can see the origanal price of it many thanks.

Man said...

wheat penny
1946 about $0.05 in fine.
1932 about $2.00 in fine.

Anonymous said...

I have a wheat penny that has 1940S heads on one side and 1941 no ment mark heads on the other side. Can you tell anything about it. I just got it in change in Kauai. I will check later, thank you.

Man said...

wheat penny that has 1940S heads on one side and 1941 no ment mark heads on the other side

This is a fake or magician's coin.
It has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a wheat penny from 1922 with no mintmarks, how much is that worth??

Man said...

wheat penny from 1922 with no mintmarks

If real about $625.00 but many fakes exist so it must be graded by a professional.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1047d wheat penny but the edge is really smooth. is this normal?

Man said...

1047d wheat penny but the edge is really smooth. is this normal?

If you meant 1947-D then yes it is normal just about $0.05.

Anonymous said...

hi, i have a 1956d wheat penny in very fine condition would you happen to know its value? sorry if you've already said the answer above :]

Man said...

1956d wheat penny in very fine condition

About $0.05

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 regular Canadian penny with the maple leafs. But the number one is missing from the date 1942 so it reads 942. their seems to be an extremely faint one but this coin has not been tampered with. has anyone heard of this? and would you have any idea of its value. I have been unsuccessful finding any such info on this coin so far.

Man said...

1942 regular Canadian penny with the maple leafs. But the number one is missing from the date 1942 so it reads 942. their seems to be an extremely faint one but this coin has not been tampered with.

This is just a weak strike or a Struck through Grease error.
Either way it has no extra value, about $0.03.

Anonymous said...

I just tore off a tin sort of silverish collored circle (It was tin since it was really light) that was around my penny and I'm wondering if I should have done that because it might have been a collectors Item of some sort, on One side it has "Keep mea and you will have good luck" and a four leaf clover and the other side says "You can't sell 'em unless you see 'em". So did I do the right thing?

Man said...

I just tore off a tin sort of silverish collored circle (It was tin since it was really light) that was around my penny and I'm wondering if I should have done that because it might have been a collectors Item of some sort, on One side it has "Keep mea and you will have good luck" and a four leaf clover and the other side says "You can't sell 'em unless you see 'em".

It's ok, that sounds like a novelty coin with no value.

Anonymous said...

I have a gold Indian Head Type 2 and 1/2 dollar piece that has a diameter of 21.6mm, a weight of 8.359 grams, a composition of 90% gold, 10% copper, and a reeded edge. Its date is 1908, no mint mark, but it has a small inscription under the head B. L. P. or just B.L.P. . It seems to be in uncirculated condition, since it is in a case that fits it perfectly, and it has no tarnish or stuff on it. From the human eye, it has perfect detail but under a microscope and a magnification of 35x there are very tiny indents that could be a mint error or could be because of just shaking a little bit in its case. Any way it is in very good condition and it's year is 1908, the case does not signify that it is proof or uncirculated but it looks excately like proof cases and maybe the sticker or plaque thing fell off. I have a 1998 United States Coin Prices book but since it is over ten years ago I don't know if its accurate. Could you tell me the value/ if uncirculated or proof or not about this coin?

Man said...

Indian Head Type 2 and 1/2 dollar piece...1908...under a microscope and a magnification of 35x there are very tiny indents...if uncirculated or proof?

As you these are rare so the best thing would be getting it graded by a pro.

That said the sandblasting happened after minting and the indents sound right.
Check the rim it maybe "slightly wavy" or not even.
These proof have been faked but yours sound legit.
It would be $8,000.00 about $,750 if not a proof.

While gold proofs have been heavily studied I'm no expert even in hand, it should be graded.

Man said...

Correction:

...about $1,750 if not a proof.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, & 1958 wheat pennies. How much are they worth?

Man said...

Assuming good...

1909 about $3.50
1910 about $0.35
1911 about $0.45
1912 about $1.25
1913 about $0.85
1914 about $0.75
1915 about $1.75
1916 about $0.30
1917 about $0.30
1918 about $0.20
1919 about $0.20
1920 about $0.20
1921 about $0.20
1923 about $0.20
1924 about $0.20
1925 about $0.20
1926 about $0.20
1927 about $0.20
1928 about $0.20
1929 about $0.20
1930 about $0.15
1932 about $1.50
1933 about $1.00
1934 about $0.15
1935 about $0.15
1936 about $0.15
1937 about $0.15
1938 about $0.15
1939 about $0.15
1940 about $0.15
1941 about $0.15
1942 about $0.15
1943 about $0.25
1944 about $0.05
1945 about $0.05
1946 about $0.05
1947 about $0.05
1948 about $0.05
1949 about $0.05
1950 about $0.03
1951 about $0.03
1952 about $0.03
1953 about $0.03
1954 about $0.03
1955 about $0.03
1956 about $0.03
1957 about $0.03
1958 about $0.03

Anonymous said...

I have 1943 siver metal peney What it worth?

Man said...

1943 siver metal peney

Not silver but steel it's about $0.30.

Anonymous said...

ITS A SILVER COATED PANEY MADE OF STEEL....1943

Anonymous said...

i ALSO HAVE 1997 WHITE PANEY AND a DIME FROM 1942 i don't know who is on it but whoever it is have wings on the head well I'm not from USA originally so i don't know what i would like to know if it has value Thank you for your time

Man said...

SILVER COATED PANEY MADE OF STEEL....1943
Silver plated cents have no collectors value and are just $0.01.

1997 WHITE PANEY
Silver plated cents have no collectors value and are just $0.01. But it should be weighed in case this is a valuable error.

DIME FROM 1942 about $1.25

Anonymous said...

I have a 1909S red tinted, i thought it was odd, my grandpa left it to me and being the numismatist he is, said it was graded MS-64(whatever that means)Certifed with a certificate of authenticity through a grading agency(who also sealed it ets... to preserve it or somthing) My grandfather passed away a while after before i could learn much of it... he told me it was a "lucky Penny" my great great grandfather found as a kid and grew up collecting it. I have no intrest in collecting coins, but he said it was one of the rarest in his collection that was handed down... Anyidea on what its true value may be worth?

Man said...

1909S red tinted, i thought it was odd, my grandpa left it to me and being the numismatist he is, said it was graded MS-64

Mint State 64 is on a scale of 70.
There are 3 varieties:
Indian head 1909S is about $1,300.00
Lincoln head 1909S is about $500.00
Lincoln head 1909S with a tiny VDB in the back is about $3,000.00

ninakrns said...

i have a 1947 penny that is completly missing the 4 in the year would be considered to be a rare and valuable penny

Man said...

1947 penny that is completly missing the 4 in the year would be considered to be a rare and valuable penny

No, this is a struck through grease error or just damage.
No extra value.

Anonymous said...

Hello ive found a 1918 wheat penny with no letter under the year, Is this special, If so what would it be worth?

Man said...

1918 wheat penny with no letter under the year

About $0.20 not really special except for being old.

Anonymous said...

Could you explain the 2006 magnetic non magnetic pennies ,I am a little confused as i found a penny marked magnetic,but it is not?

Man said...

2006 magnetic non magnetic pennies ,I am a little confused as i found a penny marked magnetic,but it is not?

I assume you mean from Canada.

2006-P is magnetic
2006-RCM Logo has both magnetic and non-magnetic
2006 (no mark) is non-magnetic
2006 (no mark) that is magnetic is very rare

What mark does you have?

Anonymous said...

Hi yes Canadian,The penny had the rcm logo, and was non magnetic.Thankyou

Man said...

2006-RCM Logo non-magnetic is normal and since 176,000,000 were made they are very common with no extra value above the $0.03 for the copper.

Connor said...

i have a 1949 copper wheat penny with no marking under the date in very fine condition how much is it worth

Man said...

1949 copper wheat penny with no marking under the date in very fine condition

About $0.10

Anonymous said...

I have a 1947 with a few bag marks. There is no wear on the coin. The cheek, jaw, and stalks look perfect. The strange thing is the color of this coin looks like the new 2009 cent, bright and shiny. I suspected someone cleaned it, but there is no evidence of that. My question is should I have this coin graded, and what is the value.

Man said...

1947 with a few bag marks. There is no wear on the coin. The cheek, jaw, and stalks look perfect. The strange thing is the color of this coin looks like the new 2009 cent, bright and shiny. I suspected someone cleaned it, but there is no evidence of that.

Let's assume it grades MS-65 then it would be $4.00.

Higher than MS-66 or higher will be worth the price to grade but if cleaned then it's just a cent.

I suggest you have someone look at it before you submit or get a microscope and a grading book.

Sally said...

I have a 1956 wheat penny that has a raised and smooth edge. Like it was pressed too hard and the edges came up. It partially obstructs the "In God We Trust" at the top of the coin. Also it feels lighter than a standard penny and is much brighter and more orange/gold in color. Thoughts?

Sally said...

I should also add that there is no letter under the date to specify the mint.

Man said...

1956 wheat penny that has a raised and smooth edge. Like it was pressed too hard and the edges came up. It partially obstructs the "In God We Trust" at the top of the coin. Also it feels lighter than a standard penny and is much brighter and more orange/gold in color.

The error sounds like a Cud which is about $5.00.

But it also sounds like damage, no extra value.

It should be weighed and if possible use a free photo site to upload a picture and drop a link.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1949 Wheat Penny, but is has a separate copper rim attached to it. It makes the penny a bit larger than a normal penny. Part of it is peeled back and it looks like it could be pulled off without much effort. Any idea what this extra rim might be about?

Man said...

1949 Wheat Penny, but is has a separate copper rim attached to it. It makes the penny a bit larger than a normal penny. Part of it is peeled back and it looks like it could be pulled off without much effort. Any idea what this extra rim might be about?

Sounds like this was once in a pendant or part of some other piece of jewelery, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1947-D cent with a double mint mark (shift) it also has a die break at the base of Lincoln. Not in any books that I can tell. Has anyone heard of it?
thanks, George

Anonymous said...

I have a U.S.A standing liberty quarter dollar the date is not visible would you have any info on this.It is quite worn if you would like i could try and send you a picture of it?

Man said...

1947-D cent with a double mint mark (shift) it also has a die break at the base of Lincoln.

There are 8 varieties all are about $2.00 in fine if true doubling.

But this may be deteriorated die that has little to no extra value.

Man said...

U.S.A standing liberty quarter dollar the date is not visible

About $3.50 mostly for the silver content.

Anonymous said...

How about a 1944 s double die thanks for your help
regards,
Mark

Man said...

1944 s double die

This one also has several varieties of doubling most of the doubling is about $2.00.

Mintmark doubling for this coin is about $1.00.

Anonymous said...

1977 Lucky 7 Leaf Penny Hair
I have seen a 1969 double struck cent, I have seen broadstrikes,

off-metals and off-centres coins. I have seen Double overlap and

partial brockages , underlap and overlaps. edge variable but I have never

seen anything like this before. The actual leaf is off and reappears on the

reverse in the Queen's hair. The missing leaf reveals the back leaf which is

always hidden , for the first time in my life I have seen the back of the hidden

leaf and so have you now also seen it for the first time. It looks perfect!

not just a portion of the leaf is missing , 1/2 or 3/4 but the whole part of the

leaf! . So I have seen the Devils hair and I am calling this one the.....

"1977 Lucky 7 Leaf Hair penny"

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/pierremares/leafhair002.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/pierremares/leafhair0.jpg

Man said...

1977 Lucky 7 Leaf Penny Hair

This looks like either a Double Struck or a Die Clash.

I've never heard of this specific coin but I would guess it should be about $5.00 if a Die Clash.

Maybe more if proven to be a Double Struck.

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you Mr Man about why this type of error is unique beside the tricky stunt

of the flipover this Penny did when it was striked by the press and missed

to print partial of the leaf on the reverse and ended up striking it on the observe that is now being offered for over$50k .(PS on your $5 dollar offer. if you find onesimilar to this I will pay you 10K , e-mail me ok:) thanks:)

Really most overflipped double striked coin out there are common to see or

were, the observe is printed and so is the reverse + that reverse or observe then printed

on that opposite side showing then 2 sides on one, but partial print missing

and an overflip and struck on reverse is very uncommon or unheard of and

this partial missing print is the leaf which ended up in the Queen'shair + that

number 7 from the reverse date of 1977 for a total of three 7's and most of

us knows the definition of that meaning...lucky 7's. But then again overflip

or broadstuck coins , clips and off centres, double strikes , off-planchets(such

as 1 cent design on a quarter cent blank ) coins struck on foreigh blanks or

double denominations ( like a 10 cent design on a already struck 1 cent coin )

those types were error types a thing of the past after 1971 when the Winnipeg

plant opened his doors. The minting press had a new state-of-the-Art Press

whose feeding striking and ejection mechanisms made some error types obsolete.

The new presses, unfortunately for the error collector, eliminated a lot of errors

because the mechanical finger-feed mechanism was replaced by a 12coin

feeder that looked like the cylinder of a Smith & Wesson and you know what

that means. The sides of the chambers of the 12 coin feeders were designed

so that blanks could no longer jump out of their slots easily and cause

overlappingin the striking chamber to create brokerage. Again off-centres

became very scarce (R-4 = 76 to 200 examples )if not rare ( R-5 = 31 to 75 examples )

so after 1971 , 1972 and moving forward, the only errors advertised lately

are die varieties struck in some quantity , variations resulting from different

blank compositions, changes to the Mint logo ( with or without the "W" or the

" circle M " logo. or , most involving the two pieces of the $2 coins that overlapped

eachother. How accurate are my comments about the scarcity of Winnipeg-produced

errors? Well, have you seen a lot of errors lately?, other than the $2 coins?

Today , The Mint strikes all circulation coins in Winnipeg with excellent equipment

that has very sophisticated feeding and ejection mechanism.

The human inspectors were replaced by electronic inspection

equipment, which doesn't take coffee breaks and isn't distracted by

nearby employees. So here you have it, a 1977 Canada Lucky 7 Leaf hair Penny or

the " Pennache ".

Man said...

As I stated a Double Struck would be worth more it would be $500.00 or more but with nothing to compare it to it is unique but not necessarily extremely valuable.

Your first eBay auction failed at $10,000 and know at $77,000+ it is also failing.

Good luck with that.

Man said...

Remember everyone an easy way to be sure of what type of error you may have is to submit it for grading.

If it rare or unique then also submitting an article to a legit Coin Magazine/Paper will increase interest.

PCGS and Coin World are good choices.

Anonymous said...

How about a 1914s penny? Any idea s to the value?

Man said...

1914s penny about $22.00 in low grade

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A 1969 S PENNY HOW CAN I TELL IF ITS A DOUBLE DIE? HOW MUCH IT WORTH?

Man said...

1969 S PENNY HOW CAN I TELL IF ITS A DOUBLE DIE?
Very rare it would go for over $100,000.00

Check out the link below...
Double die 1969-S

If it doesn't look like the one from the link there is a second variety that goes for only $2.00.

Anonymous said...

over the years I have seen "stuff" on coins ...like tar,glue, etc.....is there something/some how to clean this stuff off without recking the value of the coin?

Man said...

over the years I have seen "stuff" on coins ...like tar,glue, etc.....is there something/some how to clean this stuff off without recking the value of the coin?

There are a variety of methods depending on the coin and the "stuff" but the most well known is acetone dips and distilled water cleaning.

Join any large coin forum and there you will see dozens of methods.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1940 wheat penny with an error. The 0 in the date is spaced out fron the 4 more then the other numbers. It actually looks more like a D than a 0 and it is on an angle as well. Does anyone have any comments?

Man said...

1940 wheat penny with an error. The 0 in the date is spaced out fron the 4 more then the other numbers. It actually looks more like a D than a 0 and it is on an angle as well.

Sounds like damage, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE 4 DIFFERNT DOLLARS THAT MY DAD GAVE ME, ONE SAYS $1000 BUT DONT KNOW WHAT PLACE THEY COME FROM SINCE I CANT READ THE LANGUAGE is there a PLACE I CAN CHANGE THE MONEY FOR U.S. MONEY?

Man said...

4 DIFFERNT DOLLARS THAT MY DAD GAVE ME, ONE SAYS $1000 BUT DONT KNOW WHAT PLACE THEY COME FROM SINCE I CANT READ THE LANGUAGE is there a PLACE I CAN CHANGE THE MONEY FOR U.S. MONEY?

Currency Exchanger but only if they are modern notes.

If the are older or obselete notes then uyou can sell them on eBay to collectors.

Jesse M. of CA said...

found a weird wheat penny. i know that the 1947 isnt very rare or valuable, but in fact very common. but i found i have one give to me by a friend that happens to be "encased" in a token. the front side gives a couple of date and the top says in big letters, "VICTORY" and the bottom in small letters says world peace. the back side says Wm. Y. Gilmore & sons and on the very bottom says oak park. if you could help that would be great. i have no idea and i am a coin collector as well but have never in my years come across this particular "token/coin". thanks a lot.

Man said...

1947 isnt very rare or valuable, but in fact very common. but i found i have one give to me by a friend that happens to be "encased" in a token. the front side gives a couple of date and the top says in big letters, "VICTORY" and the bottom in small letters says world peace. the back side says Wm. Y. Gilmore & sons and on the very bottom says oak park.

Not a token it is a souvenir from the Gilmore store in Oak Park, Illinois. It closed by 1976 so there is not a great deal online.

It is more likely a WWII historical item but I know little to nothing.

jesse in CA said...

do you know any way i could find more info on it? it is is very good condition and was told it was a collectible. thanks for your help though

jesse said...

i could car less what it was worth. i just want to know its history. would like a lead of some sort. ive looked everywhere. heard good thing bout you though. hope you can help

Man said...

do you know any way i could find more info on it?

Unfortunately this is more of an antique or it would be considered exonumia.

This is beyond my knowledge but if I would start research I would contact Oak Park based coin shops or clubs.
If not then the Oak Park historical society.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1943 steel wheat back penny with the s mint mark and was wondering if it is worth anything.

Man said...

1943 steel wheat back penny with the s mint mark

About $0.40

Anonymous said...

I have a 1943-S zinc wheat penny where the "4" is basically completely missing (not from wear). Is there any notable value to it?

Thanks,Tammy

Man said...

1943-S zinc wheat penny where the "4" is basically completely missing (not from wear).

About $0.45 the missing 4 is because of a weak strike or struck through grease it does not add any value.

Anonymous said...

2 1944's,1945,and a 1956 wheat penny really good condition, and then 1943 silver penny from world war II and an 1945 silver penny from world war II

Anonymous said...

same person as the silver penny person up top the 1944 don't have anything under the date the 1945 has a "D" under the date and the 1956 has a "D" under it and the 1945 silver pennys has a "D" on it and the 1943 doesnt have anything do any of those pennys have any value to them

Man said...

wheat penny
1944 about $0.10
1945-D about $0.10
1956-D about $0.05

1943 silver penny not silver but zinc-plated steel about $0.35
1945-D silver penny this is either a fake or an error it should be weighed to find out.

Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

Why did the mint make a little 1915 pennies? I saw on my Vol. 1 book that Philadelphia make about 30 million pennies that year & 75 million in 1914.

Man said...

Why did the mint make a little 1915 pennies?

World War I, this is just theory but by 1915 the world was at war. Copper was going through huge price fluctuations and it was more profitable to sell copper than make coins. USA did not join the war until 1917 and by that time we were hoarding which why it went from 29 million to 131 million to 196 million.

Anonymous said...

After looking through many rolls of pennies, I came across a 1969S. When I examined it under the magnifying glass, and then with a 100x electric magnifier hooked to my LCD screen, I see a lot of doubling. Mostly in "LIBERTY", "IN GOD WE TRUST" and in the date. The 's' looks clear, though...

The penny is a bit rough on the edges, but overall, it's in pretty good condition. Any thoughts on the possible value, before I take it to a local coin dealer for info??

Thanks,
Andy

Man said...

1969S. When I examined it under the magnifying glass, and then with a 100x electric magnifier hooked to my LCD screen, I see a lot of doubling. Mostly in "LIBERTY", "IN GOD WE TRUST" and in the date. The 's' looks clear, though...

There are 2 varieties,
One shows strong double that is easily seen with the naked eye this one is very rare and is about $5,000.00.

One can only be seen under high magnification it is about $2.00.

Anonymous said...

was there a 1974 dd0? I have a nice shiny one that almost looks blurry on the date and 'In God We Trust'

Anonymous said...

Can anyone suggest any Lincoln Cents that I should always look for due to their market value??

Bobby H. said...

Is 1972 penny that you can see two dates of any value? also, I can see two letters in other words.

Anonymous said...

I just found a 1951 Canadian penny that has "Georgivs Vi Dei Gratia Rex" on the front. In great condition, also. I've never come across one of these... Is it of any importance or value??

Thanks,

AR

Man said...

1974 dd0? I have a nice shiny one that almost looks blurry on the date and 'In God We Trust'


There is one type known in high grade it goes for about $7.00.

Man said...

Can anyone suggest any Lincoln Cents that I should always look for due to their market value??

Because of errors and varieties there are too many to list and the explanation would take too long.
Basically anything older than 1940 or looks odd could have value.

Man said...

1972 penny that you can see two dates

I'm not sure what you mean, this could be an error but it sounds like machine double die or die clash which does not have any extra value.

Man said...

1951 Canadian penny about $0.15 in very-fine.

Allison K. said...

I found a 1909 s penny. The front side looks pretty good, but the back is a bit rubbed off. When I looked for VDB, I thought I saw the letters, but with the wear I couldn't be sure. I used a high magnifier and could see a slight VDB.

Is this worth looking into?

Thanks,

Allison

Anonymous said...

what should I expect from a 1992 D penny? I have lots, and I read somewhere they're worth money.

Man said...

1909 s penny. The front side looks pretty good, but the back is a bit rubbed off. When I looked for VDB, I thought I saw the letters, but with the wear I couldn't be sure. I used a high magnifier and could see a slight VDB.

Yes, in a low grade like good (G-4) it is $750.00.

Man said...

what should I expect from a 1992 D penny?

It is just $0.01, there is a rare variety that has a close AM in the word AMERICA, that one is about $500.00.

Here is a good link...
http://www.lincolncentresource.com/Featured/1992DcloseAM.html

Andy R. said...

ok...two quick querstions...

1.) I have a 2006 lincoln cent that is probably the 'prettiest' in the thousands I'm going though.
It's probably a proof coin? Or did they make all 2006's with mirror fields?

2.) I have a 1982 lincoln cent with strong doubling on the reverse. This coin also has a different metallic look to it. It's almost psychedelic, I guess you would say. Meaning, in different reflections I can see numerous colors.

Any info about pricing or just general info would be appreciated.
Thanks,

Andy R.

Andy R. said...

Also, could you tell me what 'querstions' means. lol

Man said...

1.) I have a 2006 lincoln cent that is probably the 'prettiest' in the thousands I'm going though.It's probably a proof coin? Or did they make all 2006's with mirror fields?

Unless it has a little "S" under the date it is not proof. Probably a high grade coin, "proof-like" it would have extra value maybe $10.00 if graded MS-69 or 70.


2.) I have a 1982 lincoln cent with strong doubling on the reverse. This coin also has a different metallic look to it. It's almost psychedelic, I guess you would say. Meaning, in different reflections I can see numerous colors.

There is one well known doubled-die reverse it's about $300.00 in low grade, the weird color is probably oil.
It should be verified.

Anonymous said...

I have 11 1920 pennies, 2 1920-D pennies, & 2 1920-S pennies? How much are all those worth? Thanks.

Man said...

1920 pennies about $0.20 each
1920-D pennies about $0.25 each
1920-S pennies about $0.25 each

Bobby Brown (yes, the real Bobby Brown) said...

Does a 1969 s lincoln cent with no vdb be worth anything?

Bobby Brown said...

Also, I got abowt 14 or more nice lookin 1981 d cents with dubbelling on lincon's earlobe.

What can I get for all them?

RJ said...

I have an 1889 US Silver dollar, how much would you say its worth?

Man said...

1969 s lincoln cent with no vdb

Just $0.01

1981 d cents with dubbelling on lincon's earlobe

As far as I know all were hub doubling and have no extra value.

Man said...

1889 US Silver dollar about $22.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1946 S, 1953 D, 1951 D, 1954, 1946, 1950, 1948 D, 1958 D, and 1944 wheat penny. I'm curious as to what they are worth.

Man said...

wheat penny
1946 S about $0.15
1953 D about $0.10
1951 D about $0.10
1954 about $0.10
1946 about $0.10
1950 about $0.10
1948 D about $0.10
1958 D about $0.10
1944 about $0.10

Anonymous said...

I have a 1940 copper penny that the coating is coming off the edges....it was plated to be copper, but is a steel penny. is this a counterfeit? or an error...if counterfiet, someone went to alot of trouble to make it.
got it from a lot of wheat pennys from ebay. anyone ever see this? is it real?

Man said...

1940 copper penny that the coating is coming off the edges....it was plated to be copper, but is a steel penny. is this a counterfeit? or an error...if counterfiet,

Weigh it to see what type of coin you have.

Anonymous said...

How much are these coins worth?
A set of 2009 pennies.
An ocean nickel.(perfect)
A buffalo nickel.(perfect)
1953 wheat penny.(very fine)
1960 Denver Mint penny.(perfect)
1936 dime(fine)
Drummer Boy quarter(perfect)
Canadian nickel(perfect)

Sorry most of my questions were not about pennies. I love your website :) I can't get good help with coins anywhere else on the web.

Man said...

A set of 2009 pennies just $0.01 each
An ocean nickel.(perfect) about $2.00
A buffalo nickel.(perfect) about $2.00 if 2005
1953 wheat penny.(very fine) about $0.10
1960 Denver Mint penny.(perfect) about $10.00
1936 dime(fine) about $1.60
Drummer Boy quarter(perfect) about $12.00
Canadian nickel(perfect) what year.

By perfect I assume you mean never touched, uncirculated, and with high luster that has been graded.

Anonymous said...

I meant that the coins looked very nice. No scratches no dirt and, no mold.

Canadian nickel 1995

Anonymous said...

P.S.

I'm very sorry. Please answer the (perfect) ones again.

Man said...

I meant that the coins looked very nice. No scratches no dirt and, no mold.

Sounds almost-uncirculated...

An ocean nickel.(perfect) about $0.05
A buffalo nickel.(perfect) about $0.05 if 2005
1960 Denver Mint penny.(perfect) about $0.10
Drummer Boy quarter(perfect) about $0.25
Canadian nickel(perfect) 1995 about $0.05

Anonymous said...

How much is a wheat us penny lincoln head with balloon error date 1920 d worth?

Man said...

wheat us penny lincoln head with balloon error date 1920 d

I have no idea what a balloon error is but the coin is about $0.25.

Meelik Abushaad said...

I found a 1909 s vdb lincoln wheat penny, and my wife tried to clean it , first she used ketchup, then she used CLR. Now it looks almost like it's white. is this going to hurt the value?

Man said...

1909 s vdb lincoln wheat penny, and my wife tried to clean it , first she used ketchup, then she used CLR. Now it looks almost like it's white.

The coin is know considered damaged/cleaned it drops the value to the lowest possible about $300.00 or less if it can even be sold.

Anonymous said...

i have two wheat pennys one from 1957 and the other from 1923 both in good condition whats there worth

Man said...

wheat pennys
1957 about $0.05
1923 about $0.20

Anonymous said...

i have a 1922 no D date wheat coin how much is it worth?

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1790 VOC coin worth??

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1937 S wheat penny worth?

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1999D close "AM" penny worth?

Man said...

1922 no D date wheat coin about $625.00

Man said...

1790 VOC coin

I don't understand what "VOC" means.

Man said...

1937 S wheat penny about $0.15

Man said...

1999D close "AM" penny just $0.01

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1909 vdb coin worth? AU CONDITION

Man said...

1909 vdb coin worth? AU CONDITION about $20.00

Anonymous said...

Hi, would know how much a 1868 3 cent piece post civil war trime worth?http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=390202950323

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