Interesting hub, I enjoyed it thank you for sharing and voting up, best wishes MM. Thanks again for the votes and shares, best wishes. I see less and less of them in circulation these days.
1909-1934 Wheat Penny Values
Gather and sort your Lincoln pennies and discover their values. The following Lincoln penny value chart shows clearly dealers and collectors pay a premium for better grade coins. More information about these services below. The above are wholesale coin values. Computed from dealer's price lists with various mark-up factors figured in.
They reflect closely what you would expect to receive when selling. However do expect variations in value to occur subject to subtle grading points, collector demands and dealer needs. For more background information, see how value listings in the Coin Value Guide are determined. To accurately determine your Lincoln penny value compare your coins to the images below and assign each a grade.
An easy way to grade the Lincoln cent is by the wheat stalks on the reverse. If all the parallel lines in the upper part are showing the coin is in Fine or better condition. No lines showing, the penny is in Good or worse condition. If all detail on the obverse and reverse is crisp and sharp, your coin is in Extremely Fine condition.
The better the condition means all the difference to a dealer. Their customers are continually looking for nicer examples to add to a collection. Therefore, Lincoln penny value is directly tied to the condition of your coins. Is one or more of your wheat pennies in very nice condition and you are just not sure of its grade? They both authenticate and grade your coin. The small fee you pay provides assurance you understand and receive the full value of your coin.
It is also helpful to know grading a coin is not an exact science. It is your opinion, dealers and collectors have their own opinions Check a few rare coin dealers listings, look for those offering Wheat Cents for sale. The "S" mintmark indicates the Lincoln cent was minted in San Francisco. The "S" is found under the date. It holds a special fascination with collectors and is worth a slight premium to common date wheat cents.
Additionally, if the letter is a "D" it was minted in Denver. No mintmark under the date indicates the Philadelphia Mint produced the coin. Now let's find the "VDB.
Only in where they placed on the reverse and only on part of the coinage. Find them on the reverse, along the rim, at the base of the wheat stalks. Since fewer coins where produced with the initials, check any wheat cent you have for the "VDB. To quickly understand why one old penny is more valuable than another, visit rare coin dealer sites. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.
Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I Wss digging through my grandfather's coin collection and found a Wheat Penny on a Buffalo Nickel. Any ideas on how it was made and what to do with it?
I keep seeing lines threw the dates but not sure if that's a DD. I need to find out what my coins are worth i have an coin with napoleon on it i have several morgon silver dollars dot pennies wheat pennies several other rare coins.
For anyone trying to determine value and properly sell, with any collectible follow this formula. Check SOLD listings on Ebay or find a Facebook groups with experts who can help you to get a general idea, check multiple sources and compare.
Have the item graded by a professional third party grading company with a good reputation. This price list is thousands of dollars off in some areas, never EVER base price off of price guides. The market changes all the time, trends develop etc. I was wondering how to find out the value of pennies. I have two books that are trifold and one book starts at D then the other trifold book starts at My grandpa collected them for me.
I have three pennies that are from one has no letter and the other two has a D and the other one has an S. But they look like dimes. The book says that the School is because those were made in San Francisco and the D was made in Denver.
If no letter than they were made in Philadelphia. How do I know what they are worth? Where would I look to find out? I have some wheat pennies leave pennies for sale from to give me a deal on them. Look never mind bruh,I'm trying to tell y'all but y'all ant wanna herd me but it's guchii,I got everyone of all y'all coins,and some hands full,who ever help me I'll bless them,from a blessing from JESUS to me I have a quarter with the date. What do i do to sell it? Also i fhink i have a double die wheat!
I have moore but was curious about these. I have a uncirculated wheat coin, no mint mark and in original casing, any value there. I always go to Ebay Susan. I would do a Google search for local coin dealers, you're likely to someone that would take them. I have a few and wanted to sell them. I had them since my husband died and dont want to keep them anymore. If I could get a number to a coin dealer who might want them that would be nice. Yes, that is a great find indeed.
Even in rough condition, the D wheat penny is a gem. Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your story!! Oldest one I've found was a D penny! I was so exicited when I found it.
Though other recent sources says it's worth times what it was released for! These are more common dates but quite the find. It may be a good time to start saving them. With the new pennies out, wheat pennies should continue to climb. For selling coins, Ebay is always great. You don't have a lot of value here but a cool little hoard to say the least. Old pennies can very in color ranges, depending on the outside elements.
Steel pennies were only made in , they have a silver looking coat. As for , none were made. It is rare but perhaps you have a one-of-a-kind. If you can take a picture of it, send it to my email haleassociations gmail. Please take a picture of the front, back and rim, detailed as possible. I have a as my oldest bust my more uncommon ones is a no mint silver in color wheat head penny any ideas about why it's silver in color and a value estimate it got great detail and some copper tone to it as well.
Thanks for visiting my page. What can I help you with? I'd be glad to help in any way that I can. Milan T, thanks for taking the time to comment. Since the new penny was designed, we're seeing an increase in values of the wheat penny and older pennies. Nearly 80 years old, not bad! I believe the oldest one that I found was , I bought a Large Cent once, but sold it later. Appreciate the share, best to you. Shyron, thanks for the visit. Oh no, that's awful. I truly hate to hear that.
Silver dollars are worth good money today, even with the price drop of silver. I don't blame you for not collecting, I've had similar issues. Not worth losing them again. Thanks again for the votes and shares, best wishes.
Lifelovemystery, thanks for the comment: I ended up selling all mine on Ebay. I found most of mine in penny rolls. If they are banked wrapped, you usually find one in a roll or two.
Just cost a little bit of time. Mint created the new penny design, wheat penny values have went up. I have about a dozen wheat pennies - hardly a collection, but I've always been fascinated with them.
I look forward to pulling them out and finding out their value. This is a great Hub! Thanks for the chart Lyric Writer. I no longer collect coins. I had a bank full of silver dollars and had a breakin and they were stolen. I did not start collecting again. Voted-up and interesting and shared. Yoyo, thanks for stopping by and for the comment.
This article was just on wheat backs, but your absolutely right. People have already begun to hoard them. I see less and less of them in circulation these days. And with this economy, rightfully so. Keep in mind the value of copper scrap. Today a pre pennie is worth over three times face value, this does not seem to be taken into consideration in the aboved chart.
THS, thanks for taking the time to drop by. Yes, you are correct. The copper penny is a gem, a very rare one though. I have known 2 that went over ,, unbelievable. I've always been a big wheat back penny fan, and I'll use your chart as a reference for some time.
You did miss one though, not that a lot of people have a chance of finding one. There were a little over a dozen genuine copper cents produced by accident, and the specimens from the San Francisco Mint are the rarest of them all. It's hard to believe that one little penny could be worth so much! That was actually the first memorial cent. The wheat penny ended in There has been a few cases that the has the wheat tail back.
This coin is very valuable, worth tens of thousands of dollars. Thanks for the comment.