Are Wheat Pennies Worth Any Money?


Quick Answer

Wheat pennies vary in worth depending on the condition of the penny and the year in which it was minted. As U.S. currency, all wheat pennies are worth at least 1 cent, but rarer coins minted with anomalies or in limited runs are worth substantially more.

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According to The Fun Times Guide, the Denver Mint released a small amount of wheat pennies that were missing their "D" stamp indicating where they originated. This "plain" wheat penny can be worth up to $900. Most wheat pennies minted during the 1950s are usually worth 10 cents or less. To learn the value of a coin, have it assessed and graded by a professional rather than referencing a coin guide, as some tell-tale marks that suggest increased value are additions by forgers and scam artists.

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