Sunday, August 28, 2005

True Values, Not Really pt.II

Another round of frequently asked questions about coins.

What coins are worth?
  • Well there at least worth face value and also what ever you can get someone to pay for it.
How much are wheat pennies worth? I have a copper wheat penny tell me more. What is the wheat penny mintage? What is the wheat penny’s value? Value of collector’s wheat penny? Wheat back pennies value? “Wheat penny prices”?
  • Wheat pennies in low grades go $0.02-$0.10 in general. Check out the years below for coins that are valued more.
  • Rare dates: 1909-S, 1909-S V.D.B., 1914-D, 1922, 1931-S
  • Scarce dates: 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922-D, 1922-D, 1924-D
What are some wheat penny errors?
  • 1955 doubling worth hundreds to thousand depending on the grade.
  • 1909S over S could be worth hundreds.
  • 1944D over S also could be hundreds.
  • 1917, 1936, 1943D, 1946S and 1956D any date can carry other errors.
What are old penny values? Which old penny worth money? Which pennies are worth money?
  • They’re all worth face value, but from1887 to now they aren’t usually worth more than a couple of dollars.
Give me the price of:
1909 wheat pennies, I wrote about them in full details here 1909
1942 wheat penny, I wrote about them in full details here 1942
1944 penny, I wrote about them in full here 1944
1945 penny value It’s very common and worth $0.02-$0.10. Sorry.
1958 penny worth anything?—Again check here, 1958

What is the value of 1943 united states steel penny? Can I see a picture of the 1943 Silver Penny? How much is a silver penny worth?
  • First they are not silver they’re Zinc coated Steel and are magnetic.
  • They are worth $0.15-$0.35 in low circulated grade.

  • The picture is of a wheat penny, a steel penny and a 2004 penny all circulated and low grade. Notice the color difference. (Credit for photo to Dartmouth.edu)
What is the worth of an Indian penny that is found in your change? What is the value of a penny in 1883?
  • Circulated about $1.50-$3.00 it may be worth more if it is sharp and uncleaned.
  • An 1883 penny is about $4.00 in low grade.
What are the values of 2003 minted nickels, 2005 Buffalo Nickel value or give me the of mintage keelboat nickel?
  • 2003 nickels are $0.25 at MS-63 which is untouched or scratched and sharply detailed.
  • 2005 nickels are the same as above.
  • Keelboat mintages:
  • 2004P….366,720,000
  • 2004D....344,800,000
What is the value of silver in a $0.50 piece?
  • For silver clad halves .14792 oz. $1.04 (at $7.00 per oz.)
  • For all other halves .36169oz. $2.53 (at $7.00 per oz.)
Price of 1935 Canadian penny? Canadian 1945 penny value?
  • 1935 penny $0.20 in low grade
  • 1945 penny $0.10 in low grade
Do you have a coin and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

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

Anonymous said...

I am looking for information on an 1842 proof penny, caondition unknown & info unknown. Thank You.

Man said...

I got it up and sent you the email hope it helped.

punkami said...

Apparently I have one of the "wheat" pennies just as the one you have pictured. The only difference is the year is '1955.' Is this of any real value? either way, I will hold on to it.

Man said...

1955
$0.10 in Very fine
$0.75 in MS-65(near perfect)

Anonymous said...

Could you value the following:
1913, 1936, 1956 wheat penny's, Mr Man?
You mentioned that the 36 was an error year....could you get more detailed?

thank you

Man said...

1913 $0.75 in Good.
1936 $0.10 in Good.
1956 $0.10 in Very Fine.

1936 error consist of a doubling on the date or letters in the front of the penny.

It is most easily seen on the "36" and would look like if the date was stamped twice showing a slight ovelapping. This rare error is seen on Fine or better examples and starts at $55.00.

Thanks for the visit, it's just Man.

Freckles said...

You stated that penny errors, are any of these coins worth more than $.01. I have a 1946S Wheat Penny. Is it worth more than $.01? I have several coins I have been collecting for years, but I don't know what they are worth, if anything. I collect them because I like them. I don't even know if they are old enough to be worth anything. How can I find out? Here?

Man said...

Hey freckles,
This blog is just for me to share my finds or purchases and hopefully give a little info.

1946S penny is $0.10 the error 1946S/D is worth at least$25.00.

As for more info try the Red Book by Yeoman, online PCGS.com
There forum and site are great but the prices are too high and not realistic in most cases.

Anonymous said...

I am curious to find out if a winged 1858 is worth any thing Thanks RS

Man said...

A winged 1858 what?
If you meant cent it starts at $20.00 in good condition(all but date is worn).

inventor said...

Why are you saying the wheat penny in 1909 is worth bucks. Brenner didn't start designing pennies with initials on them until 1941. Can you explain that?

Man said...

You obviously did not follow this link 1909
but that's ok basically some 1909 pennies were minted with the initials VDB and are worth hundreds more then a 1909 without VDB on the reverse.

There are 5 versions of the 1909 Lincoln cent and the VDB cents were only made in a short time. A

inventor said...

Is the 1941 wheat penny with initals worth anything? What about indian head pennies from 1901-1907?

inventor said...

I was wondering what a collection of morgan silver dollars from 1878-1904 would be worth in today's market? Condition on all are exceptional.

Man said...

1941 cent are only worth $0.15 in fine.
1901-1907 are $2.50 in fine.

An entire 1878-1904 Morgan series in MS-60 start at $10,000 if you have no errors or the 1893S or a few other key dates.

The VAM collecters(a group that collects every tiny variety of Morgans) may pay more.

Anonymous said...

What is a 1947 lincoln weat penny worth? How would I get the money for the penny?

Man said...

1947 cent is worth about $1.00 in MS-63 = Choice Uncirculated, No trace of wear, slight blemishes some original red color.

The only way you can make money is by having it graded by PCGS or ANACS(it will cost up to $20.00) and if good enough sell it to other collectors on eBay or to a coin shop.

To make a profit you would have to get it graded MS-66 or higher or sell a hundred of them raw.

Personally I bought as little as five raw pennies on eBay from the 1920s for $0.99.

Anonymous said...

Today while cleaning out some old drawers I came across a 1883 Penny with a woman's head which looks like she is wearing a crown with the other side showing a large V in the middle and latin under the United States of American. How much do you think this coin is worth. My e-mail is lbg50dalla@aol.com

Man said...

1883 nickel latin under the United States of America

It is not a penny it is a nickel it is the Variety 1 1883 Liberty Head Nickel.

Variety 1 has E PLURIBUS UNUM on the reverse while Variety 2 has CENTS. The second variety is worth more.

Your coin is about $8.00 in fine.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1858 penny with a bird (eagle?) on the front looks like a weat is this worth anything Thanks

Man said...

1858 penny

This is known as the Flying Eagle made from 1856-1858.

There many varieties for the 1858 but the average about $24.00 in good(G-4).
In mint state(MS-60) it is about $320.00.

Depending on grade you may have a very special coin.

Juli said...

My son told me to look for 1977 pennies, also I have a 1936 circulated, unclean wheat head.

Man said...

1977 pennies
Are not special and in circulated it is only $0.03 for metal content and just $0.01 for collectors.

1936 circulated, unclean wheat head
About $0.20 there is a Doubled Die Error version that has doubling on the front, worth $50.00, very rare.

Anonymous said...

I have a penny from 1917. On the obverse side, the edge of the coin is shaped like a dodecagon. I have contacted many experts about this, but all they can say is that it is genuine and it was not modified to be that way. Somebody mentioned something about it being an extremely rare proof. Can you give me some kind of information about this?

Man said...

penny from 1917...dodecagon

Is this an American coin?

If it is US then no certified 1917 proof exist, the die was made but none were known to be pressed.

The edges are supposed to be "squared". Exactly what that means is unknown.

Seeing this coin won't help you may have to pay and submit it to PCGS or another coin grader.
Although the few 1917 proofs they seen they did not certify real or fake.

Allegedly one was in an ANACS holder but I never saw it. A buffalo does exist in ANACS.

Good Luck, this one will be tough.

Anonymous said...

I am 100% sure that the penny is from the United States. The edges look exactly like the edges of the Susan B. Anthony dollar. I made a mistake in the original question. The dodecagon shaped edges are on both sides, not just the obverse.

Man said...

That sounds right but as no picture of this coin exist I can only tell you to try and submit it to PCGS.

If you can get a good picture/scan of it because any other expert online would want to see it.

Also weigh it.

This would be one of the rarest coins ever and the more info you can give out the better. Still no one will give you an answer without holding it.

Anonymous said...

Where can a weigh something as light as a penny? Also, what is the correct weight?

Anonymous said...

On my previous post I ment to say where can I weigh something as light as a penny. Also, the coin is about VF condition.

Man said...

I bought a MY SCALE for that reason but if you have access to a scale that has a x0.01g accuracy. Try a school or lab or anywhere that has science scales and first test a pre-1982 cent then your 1917.

It should weigh 3.11 grams give or take .03 grams.

As for the condition it would usually make it hard to tell that it is a proof but the rim is "squared" so it makes no difference.

Anonymous said...

Is there anything else that I can do to see if it is authentic other than weighing it? I don't have access to a scale of that type, and I don't have credit cards to buy one online.

Man said...

A good picture or scan that can be seen by others online. Unfortunately you found one big problem with very rare coins. It will cost money to verify it. Even if you did get the weight it stills needs to be graded by a certified expert. That can cost up to $50 and take months.

Just hold on to it and keep it safe one day you will find a better solution.

Man said...

I found a copper dime I thought it was an error so I waited about 4 years until I bought the scale.

Finally I weighed it and it was normal, I was about to toss it back into circulation when an error expert said it could be a copper-wash error and the only way to find out is to submit it. I can't afford that yet so I just put it in a 2x2 holder and it is waiting for the day I have both the money and time to submit that coin.

Anonymous said...

Thank you greatly for the information. I contacted a coin grading service about the coin and the told me that it sounds just like the two other known proofs, but they would need to look at it to be sure. They also said that if it is a proof that it is worth about double the other two because of the D mintmark. (The other two don't have a mintmark.) I got an estimated price of what it would cost to grade the coin and it is very expensive!

Man said...

I think the two other proofs were from ANACS but none of the owners placed pictures online. Yeah I should have said at least $50 most likely more.

Good luck, I hope it is real.

Anonymous said...

I had success in getting the coin weighed. I explained the situation to the chemistry professor at the local college and he agreed to let me use his scale. The coin weighed 3.026 grams (+ or - 0.1 grams). The cheapest that I can get the coin graded is about $400. (Well, that is the cheapest that I have found so far.)

Man said...

That is a little light but well within the acceptable limits. Especially if it is VF.

Yes last night I looked up the PCGS fees and an Ultra-Rare coin would cost $500, LINK.

A coin show in your area is the last option you can bring the coin around to many dealers and big grading companies often do free appraisals at these shows.
Florida, California and Illinois are all having big shows soon so you may want to find out which is closet.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea when a coin show is going to be in the west Texas, southeastern New Mexico type area?

Man said...

Try here LINK COIN SHOWS

Anonymous said...

Is there any "safe" way to get my coin offically certified and graded? I don't live close enough to any coin service to bring it in personally. I also don't have the money to insure it so that I can mail it to a coin service.

Man said...

The only other way is to wait for a coin show that is big enough that a coin grading company will be there in person.

Check here..
http://www.coinshows.com/.

Nater Tater said...

HI there.

I dont know what you know about dimes, but I have a seated liberty dime from 1886. It's circulated but its in good shape.

Could you possibly tell me the value of it?

Man said...

...a seated liberty dime from 1886. It's circulated but its in good...

It is about $16.00 it is silver and a common date. Still it is a great coin.

Anonymous said...

1823PENNY CHARTERED FEBRUARY 6TH 1823 IN KINGSTON N.Y.ON FRONT ON BACK W S S T K S H T
WORTH ANYTHING? ALSO ON FRON MOUNT HOREB CHAPTER NO.75.R.A.M/

Man said...

1823PENNY CHARTERED FEBRUARY 6TH 1823 IN KINGSTON N.Y.ON FRONT ON BACK W S S T K S H T
WORTH ANYTHING? ALSO ON FRON MOUNT HOREB CHAPTER NO.75.R.A.M/


This a Masonic Token it's been years since I seen one in auction but they generally go for about $15.00.

Anonymous said...

I got a 1883 penny from the Netherlands, and a 1907 dime from perhaps Germany, it says konler'b under the "10".

Man said...

1883 penny from the Netherlands
About $3.00

1907 dime from perhaps Germany, it says konler'b under the "10".
I don't think it's German and I would need more of a description.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1901 penny . How much is it worth ? Thanks Anonyomous

Man said...

1901 penny

about $2.00

Anonymous said...

Question 1: I have a total of 39 San Fansisco minted pennies and i heard they were worth more than the other mints because of rarity in amount in circulation they are dated 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 whats there value.

Question 2: San Fransisco minted nickels dated, 1946 the mint stamp is on the back. 1968, 1969, 1970,

Question 3: A 1969A 1 dollar star note serial number E11804226* with the number on the back printed as 1329 this is a very crisp almost new bill except one small tear on side the tear is still not even into the ink it just runs on the blank border of the paper from Richmond VA.

Question 4: From the explanation i took a penny with a wide A gap in the america on the reverse was where the a and the m dont touch in the corner at the bottom and are spread a little further apart than usual, i have some dated, 1988, 1989, 1985, 1987, 1986, 1988 denver mint, 1990.

final question 5: dimes that are off centered the in god we trust slightly runs off the rim of the coin dates, 1976D, 1975, 1985, 1970, 1977, 1976, 1986,

Man said...

Question 1: San Fansisco minted pennies
1968 about $0.03
1969 about $0.03
1970 about $0.03
1971 about $0.03
1972 about $0.03
1973 about $0.03
1974 about $0.03

Question 2: San Fransisco minted nickels
1946 the mint stamp is on the back about $0.40 this is silver
1968 about $0.06
1969 about $0.06
1970 about $0.06

Question 3:
1969A 1 dollar E11804226* almost new bill except one small tear on side the tear
About $2.00

Question 4:
a penny with a wide A gap in the america on the reverse was where the a and the m dont touch in the corner at the bottom and are spread a little further apart than usual,
1988 normal no extra value
1989 normal no extra value
1985 normal no extra value
1987 normal no extra value
1986 normal no extra value
1988 denver mint normal no extra value
1990 normal no extra value

final question 5: dimes that are off centered the in god we trust slightly runs off the rim of the coin dates, 1976D, 1975, 1985, 1970, 1977, 1976, 1986
All normal no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1920 penny with a D mint mark and it's in F/VF condition. How much do you think it is worth?

Anonymous said...

I also have a 1909 penny. It has no mint mark, no VDB initials on the back, and I think it is in VG condition. How much is it worth?

Man said...

1920 penny with a D mint mark and it's in F/VF condition
About $1.25

1909 penny. It has no mint mark, no VDB initials on the back, and I think it is in VG condition.
About $4.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1923 penny with an S mint mark. How much is it worth?

Man said...

1923 penny with an S mint mark about $2.50

Anonymous said...

approx value of 1842 nickel. good condition

Man said...

1842 nickel. good condition

What country?

Anonymous said...

I have a 1909 vdb penny. how much is it worth?

Man said...

1909 vdb penny about $12.00 in good.

Anonymous said...

I found a 1915 penny. How much is it worth?

Man said...

1915 penny about $1.75

Anonymous said...

i have a 1905 indian head pennie in good condion what would it be worth?

Man said...

1905 indian head pennie in good condion

About $2.00

john said...

I have a steel 1913 penny, no mint mark in vf condition whats it worth?

Man said...

steel 1913 penny, no mint mark in vf condition

No such thing just weigh it or recheck the date.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1972 D penny. How much would this be worth? -Arielle

Man said...

1972 D penny about $0.02

p0lel0ck said...

Just To Let Everyone Know...
The 2011 Coins Have Begun To Circulate! Found A Few In The Cash Register At Work,Lots Of Pennies (From The Philly Mint),A Few Less Nickels(From The Denver Mint),Very Few Dimes(Philly) & Quarters(Philly).No Halves Or Dollars Yet! So Be On The Look Out!(I Live In Southern Illinois)

Man said...

The 2011 Coins Have Begun To Circulate!

Yes for a while, I made a post on the 2011 cent a few weeks back.

Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

what is a 1859 G. G. Wilkins Indian head cent worth its grade is MS-63

Man said...

1859 G. G. Wilkins Indian head cent worth its grade is MS-63

About $250.00 but it has been a while since I've seen auctions prices for these so I will say I am being conservative.

Anonymous said...

i have 1913,1940,1953,1946, and 1958 wheat pennies. They are all in good condition. I would like to know what they are worth.

I also have 4 Canadian pennys from 2006,1998,1977, and 1974. They are also in good condition.If you could i would like to know how much those are worth too.
Thank you.

Man said...

wheat pennies. They are all in good condition
1913 about $0.85
1940 about $0.15
1953,1946, and 1958 about $0.05 each

Canadian pennys They are also in good condition
2006,1998 about $0.01 each
1977, and 1974 about $0.02 each