Sunday, July 13, 2014

1958-D Wheat Cent

The last of the wheat cents listed in most cent guides. Almost a billion were made so finding one is common sine they lack any real collectors value if circulated.

The iconic wheat cents will probably stay in our change as long as we have change. Many people are pointing out how cashless societies are spreading. Not surprisingly most cashless areas are also wealthy places. Poor and rural places can also go without cash for some time as bartering and trading still works well. It is the middle class that tends towards cash as it is most efficient.  

While I can trade this cent for its two cent worth of copper or use it at face value to complete a purchase I think I will just go cashless and put it away in my wheat cent piggy bank.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Year: 1958-D
Mintage: 800,953,300
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.10 in F-12

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.

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

Anonymous said...

Random question: I came across a roll of 1919 Wheat pennies in an estate sale. All but 1 are brown (aged) I'm curious why 1 of 50 pennies looks brand new? It has a rough almost unpolished finish to it. Any ideas? Thanks

Man said...

1919 Wheat pennies in an estate sale. All but 1 are brown (aged) I'm curious why 1 of 50 pennies looks brand new? It has a rough almost unpolished finish to it.

Just random or maybe someone cleaned it years ago.