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A U.S. wheat penny is a form of currency that was used from 1909 to 1956. It differs from the pennies used in circulation today due to the two stalks of wheat that decorate the back of the penny and the fact that they we... More »

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The value of a 1956 D wheat penny can be found by consulting a price guide, such as those provided by CoinTrackers and USA Coin Book. According to CoinTrackers, as of 2014 a 1956 D wheat penny may be worth between 15 cen... More »

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While many factors contribute to a coin's value, even low quality, circulated wheat pennies are worth approximately 4 cents more than an equivalent modern penny. The primary reasons have to do with changes in the minting... More »

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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 »

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The U.S. coins that contain the most silver are Roosevelt and Mercury Dimes, Washington Quarters, and Walking Liberty, Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars minted in 1964 and earlier, according to American Rare Coins and Co... More »

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Quarters and dimes minted by the U.S. Mint contained silver up until 1964, when the precious metal was removed in favor of a more economical composition: copper and nickel. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes minted ... More »

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Any dimes, quarters and half-dollar coins dated 1964 or earlier contained a percentage of silver. The silver color of coins minted after 1964 comes from a coating of copper and nickel. More »

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