Friday, June 27, 2014

1918 Wheat Cent

Produced in record numbers at the time the 1918 cent is still common. Yes it is almost 100 years old and it is only 20 cents in low grade. Still a cool change find.

This one cent is pretty worn but still easily readable. I often laugh when I hear coins last at most 30 years in circulation. This coin is still usable and would probably be accepted at any vending, if vending machines still accepted pennies. Side note, I just saw a kids gumball machine that needed a dollar to give you either a giant gumball or a cheap toy prize that is way too much.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Year: 1918
Mintage: 288,104,634
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.20 in G-4

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.

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

Anonymous said...

I have a 1944 wheat penny. When you turn it over the flip side is upside down. Is this an error. If so does it have any worth? Thanks:)

Man said...

1944 wheat penny. When you turn it over the flip side is upside down.

All U.S. circulating coins have Coin Alignment which is when the head is up and you flip the coin left or right the reverse is upside down.

If not then it is medal alignment and an error worth hundreds or even thousands.