Valuable old pennies include the half-cent penny, the American large cent, the flying eagle penny, the Indian penny and the Lincoln wheat penny. The exact value of each coin depends upon its condition, the date it was mi... More »

The 1943 copper-alloy cent is rare because, due to rationing for World War II, the vast majority of pennies struck that year were made of zinc-coated steel. The American Numismatic Association reports less than 50 of the... More »

According to the United States Treasury, Abraham Lincoln was put on the penny in 1909 as part of the celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday. Before the Lincoln penny, portraits of real people were not use... More »

The 1943 copper-alloy cent is rare because, due to rationing for World War II, the vast majority of pennies struck that year were made of zinc-coated steel. The American Numismatic Association reports less than 50 of the... More »

As of 2014, a 1926 Lincoln wheat penny is worth between 10 cents and $117, depending on its condition and mintmark. Coin collectors grade coins on a scale with ratings of good, fine, extremely fine and uncirculated. More »

As of 2014, an 1817 American "large cent" carries a minimum value of $15 in good condition. Coins in perfect, uncirculated condition may fetch as much as $348 from dealers. More »

As of 2015, U.S. wheat pennies are worth anywhere from 3 cents to over $10, depending on the condition of the coin. Wheat pennies are still readily available in circulation, but are still worth more than their face value... More »