Tuesday, December 14, 2010

1945 Wheat Cent

Do you have a wheat cent and want to know its value? Leave a comment

The holiday season is in full swing and more finds are coming in my change. Paying cash is always good since you get change back and avoid the card fees. I have that old world mentality that if can not afford to pay it cash then you should not buy it.

This latest wheat cent find is common as most 1940s coins are since the war made governments churn out coins and made citizens hoard them. Even in higher grades war time coins were common. I recall hearing stories how people gave children brand new pennies for Christmas back in the day. Many of those kids would spend it immediately but others would keep them in the original Christmas cards or special gift box. I am pretty sure those cards are collectible but I do not know anything about them.

This coin was just found in my change but it is nice to think about what it may have gone through.

 

This one was filled with gunk but it is best not to think about it.

Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Year: 1945
Mintage: 1,040,515,000
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Zinc
Value: $0.10 in VF-20

Do you have an older 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.

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

David M said...

How do you take your pictures? I've been trying to on a few of my coins with my 14.1 megapixel camera but it's always out of focus and the shadow covers the coin when I lean over it. The best shots I can get are from far away where you can't see much detail at all.

Kelly said...

That coin went through the Civil Right's movement and all sorts of good stuff.

Man said...

How do you take your pictures?

Generally for a light source I use the sun. If not a strong light at a 45 degree angle that gets rid of surface shadows.

I put the lens right on top of the coin, use auto focus.
If dark or LED lights I switch to manual focus.
I use a tripod or push the camera against the wall this way it is straight and does not move.

If everything is really bad I just put it on auto and set the delay to 2 seconds so when I hit the button it does not shake.

Man said...

That coin went through the Civil Right's movement and all sorts of good stuff.

I'm more afraid it went through a cow pasture.

Kelly said...

Poor coin.

Anonymous said...

I have a roll of 1955 S Wheat pennies BU condition . Was wondering the Value of the roll .

david2460@yahoo.com

Man said...

roll of 1955 S Wheat pennies BU condition

About $45.00 if not original

Anonymous said...

Found a shiny 1958-D penny with the bottom of the "B" in "Liberty" filled in. Any value to this one?

Man said...

shiny 1958-D penny with the bottom of the "B" in "Liberty" filled in.

Die Break error, no extra value.
About $0.10 in high grade.

Anonymous said...

just found a 1944 penny. can u tell me it's value? and also how do i know whats its grading?

Man said...

1944 penny. can u tell me it's value? and also how do i know whats its grading?

About $0.05 in fine.

Try here for grading guide...
http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/2007/12/how_to_grade_cents_pennies.php

They basically copied it from a book but Googling it will show the same thing.

Anonymous said...

bummer. i already visiond my brand new car lol.
loads of thanks though :)

Anonymous said...

Hello I have a 1943 lincon pennies and 1943-d and 1943-s can you find about for me thank you sharon

Man said...

Lincoln pennies in fine.
1943 about $0.30
1943-d about $0.35
1943-s about $0.40

They are Zinc-Coated-Steel and are very common.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1945 wheat penny that is pretty good condition how mmuch is it worth

Man said...

1945 wheat penny that is pretty good condition about $0.05

Anonymous said...

Among my coins I came across a 1924 US penny,1940,1941 are they worth keeping?

Man said...

US penny,
1924 about $0.20
1940,1941 about $0.15 each

Anonymous said...

I have a Constatine coin. reading up on them on the internet I find it hard to believe that a coin that was made in 300 AD era is not worth more than approx . 100.00 ... does this sound right?

Man said...

Constatine coin. reading up on them on the internet I find it hard to believe that a coin that was made in 300 AD era is not worth more than approx . 100.00 ... does this sound right?

Yes.

On average a Constantine 300AD coin is $25.00 if graded and $10 if ungraded. Assuming a low grade.

Even older coins from1 AD like Widows mites rarely sell for more than $20 even in high grade.

Time is not a factor in value, rarity is and Constantine coins are common.

Jeanna Smith said...

1918 wheat penny

Man said...

1918 wheat penny about $0.20