Wednesday, August 03, 2005

1909 and 1942 cents

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

Someone else took me up on that offer and asked another good question:
Anonymous said...

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

Well there are five different types of circulating 1909 wheat cents so knowing which type is half the solution. On a certain amount of 1909 wheat pennies there is a V.D.B. on the reverse, also only two mint marks exist blank=Philadelphia or S= San Francisco located underneath the date on the front. The least it can be worth is $3.50 for a 1909 at G-4( G= good everything worn but the date). The most it can be worth is $825.00 for a 1909S V.D.B. also at G-4. A Mint state(MS-60) 1909S V.D.B. can be worth $1,700 or more if it has a good luster.

Here's the stat for all 1909 wheat cents....
Year: 1909 V.D.B.
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 27,995,000
Value: G-4 $11.00

Year: 1909S V.D.B.
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 484,000
Value: G-4 $825.00

Year: 1909
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 72,702,618
Value: G-4 $3.50

Year: 1909S
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 1,825,000
Value: G-4 $100.00

Year: 1909S S over horizontal S (an error coin)
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: Amount unknown.
Value: G-4 $110.00

As for the 1942 penny it's worth significantly less and comes in three mint marks blank, S, and D = Denver. In EF-40( extremely fine condition slight wear and sharp details) it's about $0.50 for P and D example and $1.25 for S.

Here's the stat for 1942 pennies....
Year: 1942
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 657,796,000
Value: G-4 $0.15

Year: 1942D
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 206,698,000
Value: G-4 $0.15

Year: 1942S
Metal: 95% copper 5% tin and zinc
Mintage: 85,590,000
Value: G-4 $0.20

Thank for your visit.

Updated to the 2012 values.

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

Anonymous said...

I have a 1930, a 1941 s and a 1950 wheat penny, I can't seem to find any info and would like to know if they are worh keeping?
Thanks for your help

Man said...

1930 $0.10
1941S $0.10
1950 $0.10

They may change the design for the penny in 2009 so these prices will go higher.

Older U.S. coins are getting harder to find, they don't take up space so keep them.

Anonymous said...

I have a collection of "wheats" I know there is a 1926, 1945 and 1930-are they worth saving?

Female

Man said...

1926 about $0.15
1930 about $0.10
1945 about $0.10

The 1930's or earlier are worth saving but anything after 1944 is just a little above face value.

Connor Kelley said...

I have a 1909 V.D.B. wheat penny and I'd like to know if it's worth anything. It doesn't have any mint marking under the date so it's Phil. right? It is in pretty good condition. Everything is readable. Thanks for your help.

Man said...

1909 VDB in fine is now $5.50.
Fine has all details but it worn.

AU-50 is slightly worn but all details are sharp may be a bit discolored it has a value of $9.00.

It is Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

i have 2 original steel pennies from 1943. are they worth anything? what about a 1942? 1974?

Man said...

pennies from 1943 about $0.30


1942 about $0.10
1974 about $0.01

Anonymous said...

i have a 1976 silver penny with a liberty bell and united states on it. i need some information about it and how much it costs?

Man said...

1976 silver penny with a liberty bell and united states on it.

No such thing you may be mistaken or it is a fake.

If you want describe the exact words on the front with images and on the back.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said;
i have 1935 1940 1942 are they worth anything i also have a silver 1942.

Man said...

Assuming cents in good...
1935 about $0.15
1940 about $0.15
1942 about $0.15
silver 1942 this is either an error or a fake it must first be weighed to find out.

Anonymous said...

i have 1964 penny how is it worth

Man said...

1964 penny about $0.01 although metal value would add half a cent more.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1942, and 1957 penny is it worth anything

Man said...

penny in good
1942 about $0.15
1957 about $0.03

Anonymous said...

I have these wheat pennys 1939, 1942, 1953. What is the value & are they worth keeping?

Man said...

wheat pennys
1939 about $0.15
1942 about $0.15
1953 about $0.10

They are very common and if you choose to use them no big loss.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what the coin is worth with Kennedy on one side and Lincoln on the other side?

Man said...

coin is worth with Kennedy on one side and Lincoln on the other side?

This sounds like some sort of medal or round, it probably only has metal value but without a picture or better description I can't guess.

Anonymous said...

how much for 1942d liberty quarter

Man said...

1942d liberty quarter about $5.00

Anonymous said...

i have a 1909 silver one cent piece but i can not find any info on this coin can anybody tell me anything about it

Man said...

1909 silver one cent piece but i can not find any info on this coin

No such thing.
This is either a silver-plated coin so then it has no real value.

Or it is an error which could be worth thousands.

Weigh it to find out.

Anonymous said...

I have a Canada 1867-1967 one cent coin . is there any value? looks like it says Elisabeth dc regina??

Man said...

Canada 1867-1967 one cent coin

About $0.03

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 silver (IN COLOR) wheat penny. Is is worth anything? I can only find info on a 1943 penny?????

Man said...

1942 silver (IN COLOR) wheat penny

Weigh it to see if it is a true error.

Anonymous said...

Ihave a 1942 S wheatcopper penny what could it be worth. thank you emhamr@yahoo.com

Man said...

1942 S wheatcopper penny about $0.20

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 Indian 50 cents note, how much is that worth?

Man said...

1942 Indian 50 cents note

No such thing, try and describe in more details.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 white metal penny that sticks to a magnet. I'm having a hard time finding any info about it. Claims are that it was not possible to have a 1942 penny struck inn steel with zinc plate. I have found some info stating that 2 or 3 experimental coins struck in white metal variations are known to exist. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. grhill69@yahoo.com

Man said...

1942 white metal penny that sticks to a magnet. I'm having a hard time finding any info about it. Claims are that it was not possible to have a 1942 penny struck inn steel with zinc plate. I have found some info stating that 2 or 3 experimental coins struck in white metal variations are known to exist.

Sounds like a fake 1943.
That said it could be an Off-Metal error.

Weigh it to find out what you really have.

Anonymous said...

I Have a 1943 silver penny
HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?
If connects to a magnet, is it a fake???
Thanks!

Man said...

1943 silver penny
HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?
If connects to a magnet, is it a fake???


It is real, it's Zinc plated Steel.

It's about $0.35

Anonymous said...

1942 Candian penny with only one side of it stamped as normal,the Canadian maple leafs,the other side completely blank.whats the value?

Anonymous said...

To be more precise,one day I was rolling up some pennies with my wife,and lo and behold I happened to pick up this penny with only one side stamped as normal,the other,as Ive explained above has no markings,like a blank slug.
Their are no obvious signs of filing down one side,as I first momentarily suspected.
Man,can you please tell me the value of this coin,?
My wifes advise at the time when I found it was to "make sure I roll it up it the center" that way it wont be noticed.Lol.I didnt take her advise.
northllstr@gmail.com

Man said...

1942 Candian penny with only one side of it stamped as normal,the Canadian maple leafs,the other side completely blank

Not possible this is damage, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I also have a silver looking 1942 D penny that sticks to a magnet. I see where you told someone it could be a fake or an off-metal error and to weigh it to see what it is. What would the weight for an off-metal error be vs. a fake? Thanks you

Man said...

silver looking 1942 D penny that sticks to a magnet. I see where you told someone it could be a fake or an off-metal error and to weigh it to see what it is. What would the weight for an off-metal error be vs. a fake?

If fake it would weigh around 3.11 grams plus or minus 0.11 grams.

If an off-metal error the weight helps us find a possible explanation. There is a list of foreign coins the U.S made and they have weights we can compare for a match.

Dan said...

Hi,
I've been buying unsearched wheat pennies for years now. Just last week I found, what appeared to be a 1943 Zinc by looks but when I looked at it closer it's a 1942 Wheat Penny without a mint mark. Being in the sheet metal industry for about 18 years now, I'm not aware of any copper being magnetic. I stuck a magnet to it and it sticks, but not like a 1943 Zinc. The 1942 is attracted to the magnet but isn't drawn to the magnet as forcefully as a 1943. I also weighed the coin as suggested above.
First weighing a 1943 S Zinc penny which weighed 2.7 grams.
Second was a 1942 D copper penny which weighed 3.1 Grams.
Third, I weighed the 1942 (No Mint Mark) Zinc looking Wheat penny that I'd recently discovered which weighed 3.1 grams.

Just to be sure I didn't get the coins mixed up, I rechecked the weight on each coin and wrote it down.
I've searched and searched the web over the past week trying to find some information on this coin and the only information I can find is in This forum.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Man said...

the 1942 (No Mint Mark) Zinc looking Wheat penny that I'd recently discovered which weighed 3.1 grams.

You did everything correct and what you have is Steel-Plated or Nickel-Plated cent that was done as a fake.

The weight shows it just a copper cent someone tried to fake to look like an error, sorry.

As you noted a real Zinc cent weighs 2.7 grams even adding 0.15 for tolerance it still can never be close to 3.11 grams.

I checked the foreign production list for 1942 and the US did not make any magnetic coins close to that weight so I must finally conclude it is a plated fake.

You can always have a coin dealer look at in hand maybe weigh with a scale of 0.01 accuracy to be certain.

Anonymous said...

how much is an silver one pound 1996 with queen elizabeth face on it?

Anonymous said...

how much is a 1916 wheat penny worth with no mint mark?

Man said...

silver one pound 1996 with queen elizabeth face on it

Assuming British about $37.50 if silver it is proof and very shiny.

There is a common circulated version that is what most people have, it's about $3.50 in high grades.

Man said...

1916 wheat penny worth with no mint mark about 0.30

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 wheat penny that is a bright copper/gold color with white metal around the side. could it be an off metal pattern?

Man said...

1942 wheat penny that is a bright copper/gold color with white metal around the side. could it be an off metal pattern?

No sounds like a plated coin done outside the mint.

To be sure weigh it.

drac3000 said...

Hello again, I also have a Three cent piece,1865 United states(of)America on front,small Square cut out of coin where(of)should be.Woman on front/liberty written on her head/helmet.leaf border on back(111)in middle of coin,this coin is wrapped in plastic/cardboard Ex-Fine Written. what's the worth,and why is a square cut out of top of coin,where(of)should be. thank you again.

Man said...

Three cent piece,1865 United states(of)America on front,small Square cut out of coin where(of)should be.Woman on front/liberty written on her head/helmet.leaf border on back(111)in middle of coin,this coin is wrapped in plastic/cardboard Ex-Fine Written. what's the worth,and why is a square cut out of top of coin,where(of)should be.

It is considered damaged, it sounds like someone drilled a hole to make into a pendant.

Although extra-fine it lost most of the value when turned into jewelery, about $5.00 or less.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 penny with no D marks, how much is it worth?

Also, i have a 2-cent euro penny and it sticks to a magnet, how much is it worth?

Man said...

1942 penny with no D marks about $0.10


2-cent euro penny and it sticks to a magnet,
What country?

Anonymous said...

It doesn't say but there are 12 stars around the borders in the back and theres a leaf thingy, also in the front there's a globe.

Man said...

2-cent euro penny and it sticks to a magnet, ...theres a leaf thingy,...

Sounds like from Germany about $0.05 it is copper-plated steel so it is magnetic, it's all normal.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was wondering how much a 1939 wheat penny that I have is worth. It has somewhat of a luster to it. You can barely just see the "v" on the mint mark. But my real concern is that it has a hole drilled in it right through Abraham Lincoln's head.

Man said...

1939 wheat penny that I have is worth. It has somewhat of a luster to it. You can barely just see the "v" on the mint mark. But my real concern is that it has a hole drilled in it right through Abraham Lincoln's head.

No value above metal value.
About $0.02.

247e4b8e-7c2a-11e0-92b3-000bcdcb5194 said...

Hi,I'm a student doing an interview for my thesis project. Can I ask you a few questions?
1)When did you become interested in the coin collecting business?
2)Why are some U.S coins more unique than others?
3)What are some coins you have been collecting/collected?
4)Why did you begin this blog?

Man said...

1)When did you become interested in the coin collecting business?
--As a business in 1997 when the announcement for the state quarters came out. As a hobby ever since I was little kid finding wheat cents.

2)Why are some U.S coins more unique than others?
--Rarity is based on how many coins were issued and the amount that are found in high grades. 1933 $20 coins were never released but some people have them making them very unique. While certain 1980s quarters are common they were made so poorly that finding them in high near perfect grades is rare.
Also errors are uncommon and the limited numbers make them special.

3)What are some coins you have been collecting/collected?
--All I have no preferences, sets from the mints, world coins, etc. Basically every coin from every time and place.

4)Why did you begin this blog?
--Because at the time (2005) there were no good resources for low grade coin collectors. This hobby attracts people who want to turn profits of thousands of dollars, I just want to relax and find coins from my change.
Finding an odd coin is cool but when searching the web at the time you get dismissive comments since their value was little. I hope to bring the joy back to finding that odd coin with positive information.
Oh plus it helps me keep track of what I found.

A) Question for you. Can you tell me more about this thesis project?

tiki08 said...

How much is a 1942 penny with no mint mark and nothing on the back?

Man said...

1942 penny with no mint mark and nothing on the back

This type of error is not possible so it's damaged, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Hi, i have a 1942 wheat penny and is made of some sort of white metal. If i give the edges of the coin a little sqweez with my fingures it starts to bend almost like it is made of lead or some other soft metal. Ive seen older posts on the same penny year and color. Also i can take my fingure nail and scratch the metal very easily. I havent gotten a whieght on it yet but if it were a soft metal like copper or softer would it whiegh about the same? And is it possible it is a late 1942 cent that was a prototype metal or something? Thanks for any help that you can give.

Man said...

1942 wheat penny and is made of some sort of white metal. If i give the edges of the coin a little sqweez with my fingures it starts to bend almost like it is made of lead or some other soft metal. Ive seen older posts on the same penny year and color. Also i can take my fingure nail and scratch the metal very easily. I havent gotten a whieght on it yet but if it were a soft metal like copper or softer would it whiegh about the same? And is it possible it is a late 1942 cent that was a prototype metal or something?

1942 patterns were made of several types of metals and plastic except the design was completely different and not made at the mint.

So this type of error is not possible. It should be weighed because it may be another type of error.

But I suspect some kind of fake. Coins of any type should never bend.

Anonymous said...

Thnks for the help i think the same thing about fake on the 1942 cent.

Timothy Cutright said...

hi i have a 1946 wheat penny and al the bottom where the mark would be where it was printed from theres just a slash like its \

Man said...

1946 wheat penny and al the bottom where the mark would be where it was printed from theres just a slash like its \

Most likely damage or possibly a Struck Through Grease error, either way no extra value.

Timothy Cutright said...

ok thank you

Anonymous said...

what would a 1942 lincoln penny be worth that the 1 was not on the penny. It just has 942 on it.

Man said...

1942 lincoln penny be worth that the 1 was not on the penny. It just has 942 on it.

Struck Through Grease error about $0.05.

Anonymous said...

what about a 1942 wheat penny with no mint mark?

Man said...

1942 wheat penny with no mint mark about $0.15

Anonymous said...

1942D WEAT PENNY WORTH

Man said...

1942D WEAT PENNY about $0.15

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 penny that looks to be double struck. It has weird designs struck into both sides of the penny and a crease around the outside edge like it has two layers. It also bulges out on the edge where the weird designs are so it is not perfectly round. The wear and tarnish seem to be pretty even so I am thinking striking error or damage shortly after mint.

Man said...

1942 penny that looks to be double struck. It has weird designs struck into both sides of the penny and a crease around the outside edge like it has two layers. It also bulges out on the edge where the weird designs are so it is not perfectly round. The wear and tarnish seem to be pretty even so I am thinking striking error or damage shortly after mint.

It is hard to imagine.
Can you take good pictures and put them online somewhere and then drop a link here.

It could be an error called Broadstrike but it could also be damage.

Anonymous said...

Well, I hope this will do. it is the best I am capable of right now.

Edge
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/mcmxl/coins003.jpg

Back
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/mcmxl/coins002.jpg

Front
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/mcmxl/coins001.jpg

Man said...

Well, I hope this will do. it is the best I am capable of right now.

Damaged this coin was once mounted in a setting.
Maybe a pendant or belt buckle but this is clearly damage done outside the mint.

Sorry no extra value, plus it was harshly cleaned so even if an error it lost all value.

Anonymous said...

I have a:

1937 Wheat Back Coin
1938 Wheat Back Coin
1942-S Wheat Back Coin
1946 Wheat Back Coin
May you please tell me what it is worth! thankss

Man said...

1937 Wheat Back Coin about $0.15
1938 Wheat Back Coin about $0.15
1942-S Wheat Back Coin about $0.20
1946 Wheat Back Coin about $0.05

Anonymous said...

would a 1942 silver colored wheat penny stick to a magnet if it is a fake?

Man said...

1942 silver colored wheat penny stick to a magnet

Could be a fake, try weighing it.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942 dime is there a monetary value

Man said...

1942 dime about $2.05

profpaul said...

Hey - thanks for this great service! In going through a mass of silver dimes left by my great-uncle, I came across a 1942 with a completely blank back. Is this a fake? What's it worth? Thanks again!

Man said...

going through a mass of silver dimes left by my great-uncle, I came across a 1942 with a completely blank back. Is this a fake? What's it worth?

Sounds damaged, only worth its weight in silver.

It is not possible for a coin only to get stamped on one side.

flower said...

Hi there,
I have a 1942 penny, which I know normally wouldn't be worth much. However, I believe it's an error coin. On the back, there is no AM in the word America. You can almost make out the letters, as if they had been worn down... but there are no marks of wearing down. I've searched the net and have not been able to find it. I have a picture if you are interested. What are your thoughts on this?

Man said...

1942 penny, which I know normally wouldn't be worth much. However, I believe it's an error coin. On the back, there is no AM in the word America. You can almost make out the letters, as if they had been worn down... but there are no marks of wearing down. I've searched the net and have not been able to find it.

It sounds like a Struck Through Grease error where dirt gets on the die while being pressed.
Very common and no extra value.

Anonymous said...

i searched through all of my canadian coins and every single one out of 178 stuck to a magnet ( no pennies in the 178) except a 2006 normal canadian nickel with no mint mark, why doesnt it stick?

also 1946D american wheat penny
Canadian: 1942, 43, 44,45, 60, 61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69

1942 and 1966 nickel canadian

Man said...

stuck to a magnet ( no pennies in the 178) except a 2006 normal canadian nickel with no mint mark, why doesnt it stick?
--This was nade of copper-nickel and not magnetic, normal no extra value.

1946D american wheat about $0.10
penny Canadian: 1942, 43, 44,45, about $0.10 each
60, 61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69 about $0.03 each

1942 about $0.40
1966 about $0.10
nickel canadian

CEC said...

Thanks for the help.

I found a wheat penny as a kid stuck in asphalt. I'm sitting here now and I realize it says 1909, but it is in bad shape with a black coating and it looks slightly bent (like if you put half of it in a vice and barely bent it sideways). I'm almost positive there is no VDB but the rim is covered with a black hard material. I'm assuming it isn't worth anything, what should I do with it?

Man said...

1909, but it is in bad shape with a black coating and it looks slightly bent (like if you put half of it in a vice and barely bent it sideways). I'm almost positive there is no VDB but the rim is covered with a black hard material.

This would be labeled damaged and unless you see an S under the date you are correct it has almost no value, about $0.03.

Only an 1909-S would have extra value even if damaged.

I do not know how to safely take off tar but maybe a dip in pure acetone and gently scraping with a wet toothpick.

Anonymous said...

found a 1982 penny but this one may be an error it has the copper of the top ridge inwards covering the VDB initials on Lincolns right shoulder its about 4 millimeters across

Man said...

found a 1982 penny but this one may be an error it has the copper of the top ridge inwards covering the VDB initials on Lincolns right shoulder its about 4 millimeters across

Sounds like a die break or Cud error about $1.00 in extra-fine.

Ben said...

Hi,

Recently when going though an old collection of wheat pennies, I found a 1942 penny that is bright/golden in color. The color is interesting though as it is clearly not just a copper color plated with a silver metal. I checked to see if it is magnetic and it is but much less so than a 1943 steel penny I have. It sounds like from earlier posts on this blog that others have described also having this same coin. Do you have any addition information about these or a recommendation about where I could find more information?

Thanks

Man said...

1942 penny that is bright/golden in color. The color is interesting though as it is clearly not just a copper color plated with a silver metal. I checked to see if it is magnetic and it is but much less so than a 1943 steel penny I have.

Sounds plated and nearly all the others turn out to be plated.

That said you need to weigh it with a 0.01 gram scale.

Until you can get an accurate weight their is little information to estimate error or value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942D wheat penny that looks to be double stamped, where it says liberty on the left side underneath you can see the 4 and the 2 stamped backwards. On the right side above 1942 is stamped liberty backwards. What is that called? What do you think it's worth? Thanks.

Man said...

1942D wheat penny that looks to be double stamped, where it says liberty on the left side underneath you can see the 4 and the 2 stamped backwards. On the right side above 1942 is stamped liberty backwards. What is that called?

This is called a Die Clash error where the reverse is stamped on the die and then transferred backwards to the front of the coin.

This is a common error and has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I think I rephrased that incorrectly. On the front of my 1942D wheat penny above the year is liberty stamped backwards. Also on the front below the word liberty you can see 1942 stamped backwards. And there are circular grooves on the front of the coin (like the coin or die spun). Thanks.

Man said...

I think I rephrased that incorrectly.

No you phrased it correctly.
Sounds like a Die Clash.

You can research these types and compare but unless you share an image link I can only say Die Clash.

I found a few here is one...
Die Clash Dime

Anonymous said...

Is a die clash transferring something from the back to the front or front to back? Because my liberty is stamped on the front 180 degrees. Also I see your images of the die clash but that's not what we have. Would I be able to email pictures of the coin to you. Thanks.

Man said...

Would I be able to email pictures of the coin to you.

You can provide an email address and I will respond or put it up online somewhere and I will look.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1953 s silver dime 1960d silver dime and 1932 s silver quarter can you tell me the values please

Man said...

1953 s silver dime 1960d silver dime about $2.25 each

1932 s silver quarter about $200.00 in fine

Anonymous said...

The 32 quarter is not fine it is legible nice edges good wear

Man said...

32 quarter is not fine it is legible nice edges good wear

About $150.00 in good.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guy I appreciate it I have a good one for you I don't member year to well I think 90 somethin dime face and penny back can't find it no where

Man said...

90 somethin dime face and penny back

I have two of these it is a Magic coin made outside the mint.

It has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have two 1890 indian head pennys one bad one good no mint stamp can u tell me worth please

Man said...

1890 indian head pennys one bad one good no mint stamp

Average $3.00 each but I'm not sure what you mean by "no mint stamp".

Did you mean no mint mark because that is normal.

Anonymous said...

Hello, i have a lot of coins and various war medals that i am curious on value. is there any way to contact you via phone? please let me know i have too many to list individually. thank you much

Man said...

Hello, i have a lot of coins and various war medals that i am curious on value. is there any way to contact you via phone?

No.

I know little about war medal values and your best bet is searching eBay or other auctions sites.

Also books at the library of book stores is also easier since you sit and take your time.

Eventually you are going to have to make a list of what you have and most online appraiser will ask for one. You make one on Excel or in google Docs and post on line for free to share.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1942D penny with no striking on the reverse side, front side seems to be slightly off center but there is no striking on the reverse? Worth anything?

Man said...

1942D penny with no striking on the reverse side, front side seems to be slightly off center but there is no striking on the reverse? Worth anything?

Not really possible it may have been altered for jewelry.

I would have to see clear images of both sides but as for now, no extra value.

william ramsey said...

I have a 1909 wheat penny in fairly good shape not unc or anything like that but the unique thing about this coin is the reverse side of the coin is completely blank to me it doesn't look like it has been altered but was wondering if u had any info on it. I can provide pics if needed

Man said...

1909 wheat penny in fairly good shape not unc or anything like that but the unique thing about this coin is the reverse side of the coin is completely blank to me it doesn't look like it has been altered but was wondering if u had any info on it.

This was altered to fit in a pendant.

It is not possible to have a coin with a blank side that is not warped.

So no extra value.

mike said...

I have a 1965 q no mint mark.also has a bluege color.it has 2 small pumps on it.there not from a bebee gun.and on the left wing has a crack the lengh of the wing.also its not round.complete ly cause the TY on lberty is touching the rim..can you give me some 411 on this thank you.

Man said...

1965 q no mint mark.also has a bluege color.it has 2 small pumps on it.there not from a bebee gun.and on the left wing has a crack the lengh of the wing.also its not round.complete ly cause the TY on lberty is touching the rim..can you give me some 411

Damaged no extra value.

James Jamieson said...

I have a "World Coin Library" Dansco Lincoln penny album, on the inside back cover it lists all the pennies up to the year 2000.
Beside the 1942 penny it list the amount minted and in parenthesis, before the total(of 657,828,600 it has a figure of (32600).
What does that represent?

Man said...

a "World Coin Library" Dansco Lincoln penny album, on the inside back cover it lists all the pennies up to the year 2000.
Beside the 1942 penny it list the amount minted and in parenthesis, before the total(of 657,828,600 it has a figure of (32600).
What does that represent?


The numbers in parenthesis are the Proof coins minted. Proof coins have a slightly different look and were sold directly to collectors.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1921 S penny and it is in great condition beautiful coin has beautiful rim around it like a proof coin (which i know they didnt make till the 50's i believe ..could be wrong im new lol) amyways the rim is very nive and not a scratch on it in the fields around it surprisingly cause its so old any known value thanx in advanve

Man said...

1921 S penny and it is in great condition beautiful coin has beautiful rim around it like a proof coin (which i know they didnt make till the 50's i believe ..could be wrong im new lol) amyways the rim is very nive and not a scratch on it in the fields around it surprisingly cause its so old

They started modern proof in 1936 but many coins were almost as great before then.

Let's say yours is at least Mint-State 63 and RED then about $1,000.00 of course a coin this high quality has to be verified in hand.

Mary Jane said...

I have a a 1943s with a 2 under the 3 on the date and same as the description above,,I have several like this ,,,one Hase km173 and Ag:% fe:% si:% I will most definitely have graded look closely on edge for #s and letters,,,,

Man said...

1943s with a 2 under the 3 on the date and same as the description above,,I have several like this ,,,one Hase km173 and Ag:% fe:% si:%

Assuming a nickel.
About $50.00 in very-fine.

Anonymous said...

I have a silver looking 1942 penny with a Masonic stamp. Weighs 3.1g and is not magnetic.

Man said...

1942 penny with a Masonic stamp. Weighs 3.1g and is not magnetic.


An overstamp, fairly common no extra value.

That said some coin collectors do sell or trade them usually just a few dollars/ Since anyone can overstamp a coin it has no actual value.

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Jennifer Smith said...

I have a 1907 Indian head penny that weighs 2.7 grams and flat and smooth. What's up with that?