Thursday, May 15, 2014

1944-S Wheat Cent

After finding over 25 no mint mark 1944 cents I finally get a one with a mint mark and it is San Francisco. This one has a slightly higher value and was made in one-fifth the quantity of the Philadelphia version. 

Initially I thought I got a regular 1944 cent until I got home and looked closely. The S mint mark is usually more rare in wheat cents and carries a 50% premium in most low and high grades, the mid-grades are often the same value.

Here's the stat...  
Year: 1944-S
Mintage:  282,760,000
Metal: 95% copper 5% zinc
Value: VF-20 $0.15 or EF-40 $0.20

Do you have a wheat cent 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.

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

Anonymous said...

We have had a 1944 steel cent for decades and now want to sell it. What is it worth and how do we verify its authenticity? Thank you.

Man said...

We have had a 1944 steel cent for decades and now want to sell it. What is it worth and how do we verify its authenticity?

To verify submit it at PCGS.com

$75,000 to $300,000 depending on grade.

That said many fakes exist and it will cost about $100 to get it authenticated.

Anonymous said...

We have found a 1944s wheat penny it is slightly from the front on his face and part of the 1 on the 1944 we want to know the cost

Anonymous said...

*slightly damaged

Man said...

1944s wheat penny it is slightly from the front on his face and part of the 1 on the 1944 we want to know the cost ...*slightly damaged

About $0.05