Those Old Wheat Cents in Your Dresser Might Be Worth a Fortune

Everybody has found an old coin in their change or inherited something they just do not know about. From wheat pennies right on up to $20 gold pieces, old coins are worth money. Sometimes they can be worth a fortune.

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Quick Facts:

-Do NOT clean coins! This hurts the value tremendously and cleaning/conservation must be done by a professional.

-Wheat pennies generally trade anywhere from two cents to twenty dollars for the most common dates.

-Wheat pennies in Uncirculated or “Brand New” looking condition from the 1940’s and ‘50s are not rare by any stretch.

The Wheat cent is one of the most famous coins to ever be made in the United States. The coin was designed by Victor David Brenner in honor of Lincoln’s 100th birthday in 1909. The coin had a long run from 1909 through 1958. The obverse or front of the coin has remained relatively the same since its inception, and the designs on the reverse or back of the coin have changed only seven times in the last 104 years. Five of those eight changes happened during the last four years, but more on that later. The Wheat cent is the longest running coin in American history to have the same Presidential figure on the obverse.

What are those Wheat cents worth? Almost everybody has found one in their change and thrown it to the side. Some people have only one or two, but I have a client who is trying to amass 1,000,000 coins! The Wheat cent has a number of rare “key” dates and varieties that can be worth anywhere from $50 to over $1,000!

In the year 1909, there were 4 different varieties of the Wheat cent made. The coin was minted in Philadelphia and San Francisco. The coins were made both with and without the initials of the designer, Victor Brenner, on the reverse of the coin near the bottom. The initials V.D.B. stood out on the bottom, and they were quickly removed from the design after only a short time because the designers of U.S. coins did not generally make their initials stand out like that. Philadelphia and San Francisco both struck coins with the initials and without the initials. The way to tell the difference between a V.D.B. and a non-V.D.B. is to simply look at the reverse for the initials. The way to tell where the coin was made is to look under the date and see if there is a letter. If it was from Philadelphia, there will be no letter, however, if it is from San Francisco, it will have the letter “S” under the date.

Philadelphia coins with the V.D.B. initials are very common and trade generally for less than ten dollars per coin. The Philadelphia coins without the V.D.B. are even more common, and these trade at less than five dollars per coin. San Francisco coins are the ones worth more money. A San Fran V.D.B. can command anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over one thousand! A coin from San Francisco without the V.D.B. is still worth $50 to $150 depending upon the condition. If you have ever discovered one of these two coins from San Francisco or plan to buy one, I highly recommend getting it authenticated by a professional rare coin dealer. Counterfeit coins are much more likely to exist when a coin has a high value like one of these.

The other dates to look for in the Wheat cent series are the following: 1914-D, 1931-S, 1955 doubled-die variety, and the 1922 No Mintmark Variety. The 1914-D and 1931-S coins are worth $50 to $200 in most cases depending upon the condition. The 1914-D coin was minted in Denver. The 1922 coin was minted in Denver as well, but there is an error where the D was left off the coin and these are rare items. The 1955 doubled-die is one of the most famous Wheat cents out there. This coin shows two dates instead of just one! The 1955 doubled die is worth anywhere from $500 to $2,000 in most cases. As with the above mentioned rare dates, all of these should be professionally authenticated.

Next month, I am going to delve into the fascinating story of World War II coinage. This includes nickels made out of silver, the steel cent, the 1943 copper that everybody hopes to find (yes, this is real, I have held them before), and shell case cents. If you have question on coins, paper money, medals, or tokens, please send me an email or call me because future additions of this column will be question and answer sessions if there is enough demand.

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Written by: Matt Draiss

Matt Draiss is an internationally known rare coin dealer from Athens. Matt buys, sells, and appraises all coins, paper money, medals, and tokens. Matt is an award winning speaker and writer in the field and belongs to numerous trade organizations.

This article may not be reprinted without permission of Matt Draiss, Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries, or Midnight Media.

Copyright 2013 Midnight Media

Posted by Heritage Editorial

This article was written as a collaborative effort by multiple experts within the category at Heritage Auctions.

  1. I have a 1971 silver dollar is it worth any thing?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=ld-fb-cs-freeeval-102612 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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      1. I have a ton of wheat pennies, and I also have lots of the steel(?) ones. I wsa told a magnet will pick up the ones that are steel.
        How do I find the value, and how do you stop the horrible green on some of these?

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        1. I have a lot of the wheat pennies . I have 2 1942 copper pennies one is a D mint the other has no mint mark. Not really sure of some of the values.

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          1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

          2. I also have a 1942 with no mint mark did you find the worth on that one?

          3. hi, I have a 1917 wheat penny how much is it worth?

          4. Hello if you are interested in learning more about your item please email us at bid@ha.com or you can contact us at 1-800-872-6467.

        2. The green is PVC residue that leaches onto the coins as a result of being stored in the older, little cardboard 2×2 holders. An acetone soak can remove the green residue if done properly. Fill a plastic bowl half way with acetone. Be sure to wear rubber gloves. Place the coin(s), one at a time throughout the process, into the acetone and very gently rub the coin surface with a cotton swab. Do not press hard or go over the surface numerous times. Stop once the green is removed. Remove the coin from the acetone and while holding it by the rims with the gloved hand, pour distilled water carefully over the coin and then place on a lint-free towel and flip after the bottom side is dry. Let it air dry afterward.

          Technically this is cleaning a coin, but it is an approved method by ANACS (a grading service).

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        3. The 1943 pennies are worth something … not sure how much, but you should check with a coin company, like Littleton to see what they’re selling them for. Figure that they’re worth about half that. You can’t stop the green and you SHOULD NOT try to clean them. Cleaned coins lose their value. Leave them just as they are.

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          1. They are worth about 45 cents in average condition.

        4. William Ayers June 27, 2018 at 4:24 pm

          Go to pcgs.com

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        5. Charles richard October 9, 2019 at 2:11 pm

          I have a lot of wheat pennies from1917 to 1960 are they worth anything

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          1. Thank you for your message. If you are interested in consignment, please email front and back images to Coins@HA.com. A Specialist will review and contact you to discuss.

      2. 1968 Dime ,J S under neck ,no letter under date.

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        1. Dear Mr. Morris,

          Dear John,

          Are you interested to see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

          Thank you

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      3. Jonathan Corral November 8, 2019 at 4:03 pm

        I have a 1977 penny that has a 1974 Mark below the collar

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    2. james williamson February 4, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      I have all kinds of silver dollars the 1971 ike dollar was stamped i nickle clad a P OR D MINT a S mint is stamped in silver clad some were put in mint sets there were a few silver .800 silver .200 copper about 24.6 grams where in proof sets . all other 1971 where melted to be put in proof sets most of the 1971 coins go for about if they are nice 8 to 10 dollars

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      1. We are always seeking consignments. Visit http://www.ha.com/common/sell.php?type=ld-fb-cs-sellnow-102612 for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-6467.

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    3. Value of coins are like any other item that is deemed collectible. Ever herd the phrase. “if its rare it pays”? Many items are flooding the market called “collectible’s”. Caution is always on the side of a smart buyer/seller of collectible’s. reproductions/counterfeit are flooding the market. If you don’t believe me sit up late one night and watch T.V. The best way to value a coin or any other collectible is to do research. The internet is your best tool.Way back in the day before internet existence we had to buy books and hope for the best, right? Not anymore. There is this thing called “google”. Know your coin or collectible. Buy a magnify glass, gloves and do the research to find your coin. When you have a coin that you believe is valuable after your research,take it to someone locally who can verify your findings. I have bought,sold all types of coins,collectibles, antiques..you name it. How i find the “value” of a coin or items i have is RESEARCH,RESEARCH,RESEARCH!
      finding the value of a coin would be hard right? Nope.. To find a true value, you must know the coin is correctly marked and a grade in your research first. The value is easy. In your “google search you will be able to find auction values of similar items you have such as coins and collectibles. “Ebay” is usually the first for me. Truthfully all our collectibles are worth what someone will be willing to pay. Not what a seller list an item for..so do not look at listings that have no bids or “buy now” attached to items. You must look at the true bid patterns to figure out a value. If an item has a bid on it..well then, you’ve figured it out my friend. Only items sold,or have bids can give you a value of what the public will pay.( hence the true value) unfortunately in this day and time all collectibles have lost value unless it is extremely rare or a one of a kind. Books can give you some sort of idea but rarely can give you a true value. If you have items that have gold or silver in them don’t be fooled by a buyer( wholesaler).If the market is hot on gold and silver your beat up,smashed coin may still be worth good money. Yes you can “google” how much silver or gold is in your particular coin. You can also use the internet to find what gold and silver values are for today. Most coins can be worth 15-20 times face value if silver(1964 or earlier). Always keep in mind dealers will offer you much less for your collectibles. Do the research yourself, find the value and attempt to move any item you have for sale first before going to a dealer. If your patient and know how to list an item ( willing to learn) for auction or for sale,you can cut the middle man out and collect more profit on your own for a very small auction fee or free listings sites. Try to sell local on free sites such as craigslist,facebook groups, local listings, ebay, many other online free sites or classified. Remember the key word is “research”. Most dealers will offer you 30-50% less than what an item is presently worth. Why? To protect their investment. They have to make a profit and hold items for a long period of time depending on the buyers market. Dealer’s also have to be concerned when the market goes down or goes up on items. Most of the time they come out smelling like roses$$ and can thrive off an economy that is hurting due to living cost and the job market. The majority of America is in money trouble,yet there are plenty that is loaded with money and willing to buy your collectibles,antiques, coins at a premium price! Question is are you willing to take time out and do research and put that profit in your wallet or give it to someone else?

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      1. Hi i was wondering if you know anything about indian head wheat penny from 1890?

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      2. Wesley, you ought to get a public service award for the best advice I’ve seen for people outside the hobby. You really touched all the bases!

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    4. only if it a s-mint coin, a p or d mint coin may bring you $1.05 or $1.10 at coin store, I have been told they are a favorite with the tooth fairy.

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    5. i have a 1936 s wheat is it any good and a 1945 1946 1940

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    6. A 1971 dollar is not made of silver they made was in 1935. You have an Ike Copper nickel dollar. So it’s worth $1

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    7. 1971 “silver” dollar is not really silver. Its clad. So its worth about $2.00.

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    8. $1.00 it is not silver.

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    9. I got about 2000 wheat cents about 300 how nickels dimes quarters and dollar billsfrom the 1800’s till now

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    10. A 1971, Silver Dollar, is not all silver.

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    11. What dose a doubled die mean?

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      1. It has been hit by the die 2 times. This is very rare. Also, a Poorman’s double die isn’t double died.

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    12. Robert Quigley April 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      I have a pure silver clad is it worth anything

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      1. Hello Mr. Quigley,

        Please email images to bid@ha.com. We will have a Specialist review and contact you as soon as possible.

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    13. Yes. ..it is worth $1.00

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    14. Have a wheat Penney missing liberty only can see 19 in the date almost looks like 24 or44 ?

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  2. I have a 1944 s no V.D.B. what’s it’s worth?
    Also a 1928 no initial. No V.D.B. and a few other wheat pennies

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    1. no value other then scrap, and depending on condition, the 28 could be worth about a buck or two.

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    2. james williamson February 4, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      1922 no mint mark in a 2011 book could be worth 750.00 1922 weak d could be 30 bucks and up condition is everything

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      1. How do i. Sell them off

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        1. If you’re interested in selling, visit http://www.ha.com/common/sell.php?type=ld-fb-cs-sellnow-102612 for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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      2. I also have a buffalo nickel

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    3. 1909 was the only year the VDB was on the wheat penny and it was on the reverse side directly beneath the wheat stalks

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      1. 1909 was the only year that VDB was on the _reverse_ side. It was restored to the obverse in 1918, in minuscule letters under Lincoln’s shoulder. A good magnifying glass should show it.

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  3. I replied earlier that I have a 1928 no letter might be a 1922.

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  4. muy interesante su pagina me gustaria contactarme con usted tengo una buena cantidad de monedas especial mente de estados unidos gracias por sus notas que este bien

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    1. Ofrecemos evaluaciones de subastas gratuitamente en at https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=ld-fb-cs-freeeval-102612. También nos puede llamar al 1-800-872-6467.

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  5. I have a 2013 dollar bill, which, from what I heard is worth about 75 cents.

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    1. Thats funny as hell lol

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    2. Thats only if its in mint/uncirculated condition….

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  6. I’ve got lots of old wheat, buffalos and silver halves n dollars. I haven’t checked what their worth in years. I sold some when silver was up and I was told silver value was worth more than coin value. I think I got screwed cause when the metal a coin goes up, so does the coin ! Tell me about it OK ???

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=ld-fb-cs-freeeval-102612 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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    2. i advise getting The 2015 Whitman’s Red Book. It list the current value of all American coins and is available at any book store or coin shop. This book will pay for itself when trying to sell your coins and is also very interesting & educational. Good luck!

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  7. I have a 1918 wheat penny with an s under the date is it worth anything?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  8. I am atempting to find a fair value for a mint flaw on a state quarter the coin is in nm condition except it says w Jersey the ew are just not their LOL any idea or suggestions would be great thank you.

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  9. so if I had a giant jug of the pennies it would potentially be a gold mine??? I prob have over 4 or 5 million of these pennies I have been collecting them for years

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  10. I have a 1943 D Steel Penny & a 1943 Steel Penny

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  11. Desterann Sonnier February 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I have a worn wheat penny 1918 d. I don’t think there is vdb

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    1. It does have Brenner’s initials, but in extremely small letters on the obverse.

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  12. I have 53 wheat pennys

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  13. i have a 1985 penny that is silver in color have you came across or herd of this

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    1. When I was a kid, I had a D battery explode on the cement from being run over by a truck, just so happened a penny was nearby, I think the acid ate the copper coating off, and I was left with a silver looking penny. It’s a possibility you have one as a result of an experiment. 🙂

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  14. What are Indian Head Pennies worth. I have quite a collection of them. My father was a collector in the 30’s when his father owned a Drugstore. He kept almost any Indian Head penny he found.

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    1. Our experts would love to learn more about your collection. You can receive a FREE auction evaluation at https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  15. What is the value of uncirculated Kennedy half dollars?

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      1. The date matters, though. 1971 and later are worth face value because they’re cupronickel clad. 1965-69 are 40% silver and of course the ’64s are 90%.

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  16. christopher shafer February 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    IVE GOT SOME PENNIES OF INTEREST FOR YOU. ill start with the newer and go to the older. three 1957, two have a d the other no initial. two 1956 no initials. one 1953 D. one 1952 D. one 1949 D. two 1948 D. five 1946, two with a D, three no initials. one 1945 D. ONE 1943 no initial. one 1942 D. one 1941 no initial. one 1940 no initial. one 1937 D. one 1930 D.one 1909 no initial. I also have one 1949 quarter and one 1946 nickel. anything you could divulge would be appreciated. thanks

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    1. what do you want for the whole lot.

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  17. I am wondering if you might know of a reputable dealer for OLD stock certificates ? I have several inherited from my late father from the early 1900’s and would like to find out if they have any value. thank you.

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    1. Our experts would love to learn more about your collection. You can receive a FREE auction evaluation at https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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    2. You can take them to any investment broker, they can research it for you.

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  18. I have a Morgan Silver Dollar, from the 1890’s. Are any of those worth much if the quality is good?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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    2. At the very least the coin is worth it’s silver value. At the very least I would guess it could fetch around $25-$30 on eBay. Even more if it has any desirable mint markings. I’d do some research before doing anything.

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  19. I have a 1955 double wheat with no double date or initials. Does that have any worth? My daughter found it and I’d like to know.

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  20. David Pemberton February 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    WHAT ABOUT CANADIAN PENNYS ARE THE WORTH ANYTHING

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  21. I have a 1889 silver dollar,1911 v cent piece,Neither in great shape .What would they be worth?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  22. I have a Lincoln head Cent collection starting in 1941. Missing the 1965D. I also have a 1906 penny. What is this worth

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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    2. There’s no 1965-D cent to be missing. Mint marks were suspended during the coin shortage of 1965 to 1967. The Mint was (erroneously) convinced that collectors would save so many coins that it would affect their ability to restore the coin supply.

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  23. I have thousands of pennies. I am going to start going thru them asap. I have been saving them for 30 years.

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  24. I have about 5 to 10 pounds of wheat pennies. I would like to think i was rich

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  25. My father collected a couple hundred 1960
    pennies. To this day, I still don’t know why
    he did this. Is there something that I’m
    missing here?
    Thanks, Ron

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    1. perhaps it was the year he was born?

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    2. Some 1960 pennies have “small date” where the stem on the 6 is shorter and straighter than the later ones. They are not rare, but lots of people saved them.

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  26. 1942 -D wheat back?

    Any worth?

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  27. I have a 1946 D no initials and a 1930 no initials

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=ld-fb-cs-freeeval-102612 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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    2. They have initials, but on the front under Lincoln’s shoulder. 1909 was the only year VDB was on the back.

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  28. Vincent J.Saladino February 10, 2014 at 3:07 am

    i have been coins since i was a kid n the wheat pennies i have about $10.00 worth n plenty of the 58s will check out the site thank u Vincent

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    1. If you’re interested in selling, visit http://www.ha.com/common/sell.php?type=ld-fb-cs-sellnow-102612 for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  29. i have a 1928 wheat coin with s stamped on it. is it worth anything

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  30. I have a bunch of steel pennies, what would the worth of those be!?

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  31. I have a whole series of wheat pennies from 1904 to 1940 plus about 50 extra. Where do I go to get a value.

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    1. Hi Shanna,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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  32. I have a 1900 wheat head penny with a Indian head on it with ceremonial feathers on it’s head. This article stated the coin had a long run from 1909 through 1958. It appears I have a coin dated before that date. What would my coin be worth?

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    1. Hi Harry,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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    2. Hi Harry,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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    3. Your coin is an Indian Head cent, not a “wheat head”. Indian Head cents were minted from 1859 to 1909 so 1900 is definitely not a strange date. Wheat cents were minted from 1909 to 1958. They have the same image of Lincoln that’s on modern cents but the back has two wheat ears framing the words ONE CENT.

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  33. Have several pennies from 1920 – 1957. Some have S’s and some have D’s and some without any markings. Should I get these checked out. Have a 1935D and later yrs with S’s and D’s.

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    1. Hi Jeff,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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    1. Michael Savoie March 6, 2016 at 12:53 am

      I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day

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  34. I have about 200 wheat back pennies. the furthest one I have is a 1912 and its in a case. id gladly sell any or all. https://www.facebook.com/julia.l.franklin that’s me on facebook if interested.

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    1. Hi Julia,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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  35. I love knowing about coins and bills. My son loves to collect too. He was recently given a $5.00 bill that looked odd. Ill have to ask him year but think he said it was 1963.

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  36. I have old silver dollars from the 1800s and wheat pennies and buffalo buckles but what I am most curious about is a $10 bill that says”Marine National Exchange Bank of Milwaukee” on it and “series of 1929” Why were these made and is it still worth $10?

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    1. Hi Cindy,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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  37. I have hundreds of them wheat pennies and steel ones 3 generations of coin collections love them all!!!!

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  38. I have 2 1835 Buffalo Nickels. Are they worth anything?

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    1. Hi Melissa,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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    2. Well Ms Melissa they did not make Buffalo nickles in 1835 the date begins in 1913 and continued until 1938

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  39. I found a 1897 Indian head Pennie at work one time still have it for good luck… pretty good shape too not sure how Much it’s worth

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    1. Hi Devon,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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  40. So how come no mention of the 1943 steel pennies due to the copper shortage during WW2? Somewhat rare and quite different.

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    1. Very different, but only slightly rare. They continued to circulate into the late 1950s. A lot of people saved them so you can still buy one in average condition for 50 cents or so.

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  41. I have several old and rare coins that my grandmother left me just curious about some of them! Thanks dd

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    1. Hi DD,

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  42. I have several WWII coins and som made from shells and also the silver pennies, I think. Are they worth anything?

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    1. Hi Tammie,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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    2. They’re silver in color but actually are made of zinc-plated steel. Copper was needed to make ammunition, so the Mint used low-grade scrap steel to mint pennies that year.

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  43. Where would a person sell their coins (wheat pennies)? I have a 5 gallon bucket, full of these things and would like to sell them for what they’re worth.

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    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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  44. I have 4 .50 Franklins, all FBL’s.

    -1962, MS66
    -1963, MS66 (x2)
    -1948, MS67

    The top 3 are graded from Gallery Coin Company and the last is from Numistrust Corp.

    I also have a 1955-S Penny, MS68 Red, also from Gallery Coin Company.

    And, one coin Morgon Silver Dollar, MS64/65 which is an error coin that has the “S” on wings side towards bottom… Not graded with any of the above…

    With the exception of the last coin, all of the other coins really look great! I did a search on prices several years ago and some of these were between $15-$20k or more. Is this possible even though it’s not graded via PCGS or similar? How can I determine if the MS66 or MS67 is that high?

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    1. Please reference Heritage’s FREE coin price guide for quick answers on what your items could be worth: http://coins.ha.com/ref/beginners-price-guide.zx

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  45. i have two 54 wheatback one is a s and the other is a d and a 42 no marking what the price

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  46. I have some 5.00 & others that says Silver ertificate at the top.Also some bills with red serial numbers.Are they worth anything?

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  47. I have an 1858 penny with a flying eagle on the front and what looks like a wreath on the back..any value?

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    1. The Flying Eagle design was used on the first small cents, minted from 1856 to 1858. 1858 is the most common year but they’re moderately valuable. It’s definitely worth getting an estimate.

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  48. Ihave wheet penny,s from 1912 to1939 from1950to1953 to1961

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  49. I have a dollar bill from 1935 is it worth anything?

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  50. I have 2 steel pennies. These unusual coins are dated; 1982 D, and 1986 D, both have the Lincoln Memorial on the back. The only steel pennies I know of before these were Wheat backs and dated in the early 40’s. Can you tell me any information about my coins? Could they be aluminum they are not attracted to magnets.

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    1. Cents have been made of copper-plated zinc since mid-1982. Your coins have had the copper plating removed, showing the underlying zinc.

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  51. I just found a 1919 S wheat penny in my change from the gas station last week. I don’t see VDM on the back. It is wore down a bit, but it still has some detail. Anyone know what it might be worth?

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  52. What is an 1898 wheat penny worth ?

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    1. starting 1 dollar to 28 dollars.. i recommend you tak it to a coin collector and let him price it. or research ebay and go with the prices you see

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    2. ??? Wheat cents were minted from 1909 to 1958. An 1898 coin would be an Indian Head cent.

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  53. Going though the wheat cent found 4-1955D mint and a1955 mint they look to be in really good condition what are they worth?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=ld-fb-cs-freeeval-102612 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  54. I have 2 1943 pennies are they considered wheat pennies? If so how much could they be worth?

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  55. What does the green star on paper money mean?

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    1. The green star suffix denotes a replacement note. When an error is found, it is replaced with one of these notes to keep the right count in the stack without having to reprint that exact serial number.

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    2. It means the bill is a replacement one that was damaged during the printing process. Depending on the year and denomination, star notes can be worth somewhat more than ordinary bills.

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  56. I have a 1834 silver dollar liberty how much is that worth?

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    1. If the date is 1834 it can’t be a silver dollar. None were minted from 1804 to 1835 inclusive. The famed “1804” dollars were actually struck much later.

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  57. IS THERE A MARKET FOR COIN,S FROM GERMANY MY GRANDFATHER GAVE ME BACK IN THE 60,S ,FROM WHEN HE WAS IN THE WAR,,AND WHERE COULD I UNLOAD AT A DESENT PRICE DONT HAVE A CLUE ,,JUST CAME ACROSS ARTICLE BY CHANCE

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  58. I have I think may be a copper token, it looks like a penny, The date is 1863, I believe the face of Liberty, Liberty and no Slavery printed on it. The back side says Union for Ever. Can you tell me anything about it?

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  59. I have a 1957 silver Town dollar in mint condition could you tell me what it’s worth

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  60. I have a lot of old coins I would like for you to sent me the site that I can check to see what they are worth or where I can order a book to look at to see what they are worth

    Thank you,
    Pat

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  61. I have 2 silver wheat back pennies from 1943 are they worth anything?

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    1. 25-50 cents in average condition. They’re steel, not silver. If they were silver they’d be worth more than dimes.

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  62. I have a 1904 Indian head penny, I was just wondering the value. I also have 1943 silver pennies and wondering their value?

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  63. i have a 1946 with a S under it is it worth any thing

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  64. Donna Jean Goode Crawford February 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I have a bronze 1848 penny that is about the size a quarter…is it worth anything?

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  65. I have two one with D and one without. What and Where do I go?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  66. I have a lot of pennies now I will have to see what I have, thanks for the info.

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    1. We are always seeking consignments. Visit http://www.ha.com/common/sell.php?type=KK-hablog-cs-sellnow-021814 for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-6467.

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  67. I have a series of (4) uncut uncuirrulated $2 bills, is there any value to these?

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    1. Our experts would love to learn more about your collection. You can receive a FREE auction evaluation at https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  68. I have 1944 with nothing on it. no d or so it

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  69. I have alot of coins and I would like to find someone to go through them and give them a value and find a buyer. All are finds except about 6 which were bought. Boxes , jars and containers full.

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  70. I have a 1928 silver dollar and a 1936 liberty half dollar. R these worth any thing ?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  71. i have a 1956 wheat pennie and it was minted in denver i do believe at least it has a d on it and am wondering what it might be worth

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  72. I have an old mate coin of a very high value

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    1. If you’re interested in selling, visit http://www.ha.com/common/sell.php?type=KK-hablog-cs-sellnow-021814 for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  73. Have confederate money… Would you be able to work with me?

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  74. What values do u have on the Indian head pennies? I have several that are pre 1900 I think and post 1900. Ie. 1903,04,05,06 etc.

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  75. Matt Draiss, you stated that you have a client that is trying to amass a million coins. My dad has 1513 wheat pennies with 9 of them being steel pennies and several that are 100 to 103 years old. If your client is interested, please contact me.

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  76. I have some old paper money I think from world war 1 or2 but they are from other countries, I even have some paper coins, how do I find out what they are worth

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  77. I just found a 1895 quarter. Date is clear as is some other writings but is pretty rubbed down. Is this coin just worth the history behind it or a value. I am a cashier in a cafe and a lot of old money seems to be coming thru. I have kept it for the history behind it and wonder where and who has handled this coin.

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    1. Hi sue, the history of a coin is always important. Our experts would like to learn more about your collection. I would recommend you follow the link to get in contact with one of our experts in this area. Our experts would love to learn more about your collection. You can receive a FREE auction evaluation at https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  78. I have a roll of 30 that I have never opened….and don’t intend to. I’ve never thought to take them to a professional. I looked at the one reverse side of the end penny in the roll & it is a 1922.

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  79. I was stationed in Denver during 1966-1967. I went to the Denver mint and watched them stamp out the pennies. Try to find one now. 1966,67,68 had no D mint marks on them in order to stop collector’s from hoarding them. it didn’t work very well.

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  80. I have a 1944 s- wheat penny. is it worth anything?

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    1. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  81. kimberly smith March 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I have these wheat pennies, do I have any worth anything?
    A steel 1943 wheat penny
    1945 no letter wheat penny
    1953 d wheat penny
    1914 no letter wheat penny
    1953 d wheat penny
    1957 d wheat penny

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  82. I have 5 wheat pennies ranging from 1941 to 1958. I want to sell these pennies to the highest paying wheat penny collector. The highest pay out I’ve seen online is $5 dollars. My pennies are in mint condition an I won’t sell them for $5 dollars to anyone. So if your interested please contact me via email( pussycat2008@yahoo.com).

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    1. Umm no they are worth less than $5

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  83. First of all I am not authorized to sell these. I have a associate that has collected pennies for many years, and pennies are his passion. He is trying to liquidate his collection at a fair market value. I am trying to help him find interested parties who would be motivated in acquiring some or all of this collection.

    They’re are a little under 3,000 Indian Heads, over 800,000 Wheats, and over 600,000 coppers from 59 on up….these numbers are not exact but are close.

    He asked for my help and advice. I was going to call some dealers from magazines and such and thought why not post this information to the collectors themselves? This way I can pass along any advice and maybe put him in touch with the right person.

    I really need some advice and guidance. I thought I was a collector, but I found out I am nothing of the sort, not even close. I have never seen rolls and rolls of pennies so well organized.

    So, if you would have any advice on what I should tell him, if you know a name of someone that would be interested in such a stash of penny history, please let me know via PM so I can pass along any pertinent information.

    Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Ethan

    ** I added this because I saw that someone had a client that wanted 1 million wheats……..well here is 800K

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    1. Hello Ethan,

      We are always seeking consignments. Visit https://www.ha.com/c/acquisitions.zx?target=sell&ic=Tab-ToSell-SellInquiry-040814-interior?type=kk-blog-cs-sellnow-090214 for more information and to send a consignment request. Or you can call client services at 1-800-872-6467.

      Thank you.

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    2. Hi Ethan, thank you for reaching out. That is quite a vast collection of pennies you have there. Our experts would be more than happy to assist you with your inquiry. I would encourage you to visit the link below in order for our experts to further assist you. Our experts in Numismatics would be able to help you with your questions. Just simply fill out the form and an expert will be in touch. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  84. Betty Campbell March 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Hello my husband and I have a fun full of wheat pennies how do we know what they are worth and who buys them thank you

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    1. Betty Campbell March 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Tin full

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    2. Hi Betty! Thank you for reaching out. I would encourage you to visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation and they should be able to give you more information regarding the coins. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  85. People asking how much your coin is worth on a blog post? Come on you have the greatest wealth of information ever made by man in-front of you the internet, so use it to look up any coins you have for values. There are several free sites that do this just look them up stop being lazy. You can have the most valuable coin in the world but if you are lazy and don’t bother looking up the real value you will either get ripped off or just never bother to sell it.

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    1. Amy, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. With so many search engines available, it’s a simple matter to enter the basic terms like date and denomination to get an answer from a major site like PCGS, ANA, etc. immediately. Posting on a blog always seems to elicit a bunch of “I have one, too, what’s it worth?” responses – or worse yet, utterly false mythology that takes on a life of its own because, as we know (NOT!) everything you read online is true.

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  86. I have several silver dollars back in the 1800 is there a value in them?

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    1. Hi trish! I would encourage you to visit the link I provided. This will give you a https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 FREE auction evaluation and they should be able to give you more information regarding the silver dollars. Our experts would love to learn more about your collection in 1800 silver dollars. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  87. i have all that are listed above and I also have five 1943 copper wheat penny’s that have “s” and have been authenticated plus many many more including 3 of each of the very rare 1909s v.d.b and 1909s capital V.D.B

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    1. Ostensibly all 1943 copper cents have been accounted for so you need to have your coins evaluated by a high-end professional.
      However there is no “lower case” v.d.b. on 1909 Lincoln cents, but regardless the 1909-S VDB is a key coin in the series. Again, you should call in a professional appraiser.

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  88. what can you tell me about Confederate bills? I’m not sure of the year I would have to talk to my parents. Thanks in advance.

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  89. I have a 1940s and 2 1941 wheat. Worth n e thing?

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  90. Thankyou for the info really appreciate

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  91. What’s the prize for spotting errors in the blog?

    Second paragraph – The obverse or front of the coin has remained relatively the same since its inception, and the designs on the reverse or back of the coin have changed only seven times in the last 104 years. Five of those eight changes happened during the last four years, but more on that later.

    The penny has “changed only seven times” … “Five of those eight changes” – either we incremented a change for the next sentence or lost one change in the prior sentence.

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    1. Also, with the 2015 Kennedy half now in production its run is 51 years with the same design, one more than either wheat cents or Lincoln Memorial cents.

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  92. Jason E Tuttle March 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

    How about a 1856 half dime i want to say its a “O” mark though I havent looked in a while, I have several standing liberty quarters, mercs, liberty V nickels, benjamin halves, morgan silver dollars , most of those are easy enough to value, but I dont see much about the half dime.

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  93. I have a 1957 wheat penny in my hand. Been carrying it around for a while.

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    1. Over a billion 1957 cents were minted. In circulated condition, at least, 1957 is one of the single most common dates for wheat cents. Prices are usually less than a nickel.

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  94. I have a 1909 half dollar and a 1890 Morgan silver dollar. Wandering if you could tell me about how much they are worth if anything.

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    1. Hi Sheila! Thank you for reaching out. I would encourage you to visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  95. Any info on Indian head pennys from the 1800

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  96. Jeremy O'Banion March 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    My mother has one of the very first paper 50 cent pieces ever printed. How rare are they? It is very old and is very dark or turned black from the air. We have placed between glass and stored in a dry, dark area. This is the best way to keep it, I presume.

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  97. Phyllis radley March 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    i have several old coins one is a steel penny indian heads wheat pennies silver dollars half dollars phennings and marks no longer in circulation is there a place to go? Or how could you help

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    1. Hi Phyllis, we would be more than happy to help! Thank you for reaching out. I would encourage you to visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation and they should be able to give you more information regarding the steel penny Indian heads.. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  98. I have a 1899 wheat back penny. I also have a 1911 set (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, halfdollar. Are these worth anything. I also have a small collection of old coins

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    1. Hi Dale, that’s a very good question. Our experts would love to learn more about your collection in order to determine the value of your coins. You can receive a FREE auction evaluation at https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467 or email us:bid@ha.com

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    2. Please check your 1899 coin – it should be an Indian head cent, not a wheat cent. Wheat cents have the familiar image of Lincoln on the front, and were made from 1909 to 1958.

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  99. What are coins from 1800’s worth? Grandma past away, found lots of coins in a box.

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    1. Hi Tammy, thanks for reaching out! To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 to get in contact with an expert for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  100. I have a . 1919 penny is it worth anything at all. Contact me by email and I will send picture.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Dorothy,  If you’re interested in selling, visit https://www.ha.com/c/acquisitions.zx?target=sell&ic=Tab-ToSell-SellInquiry-040814-interior?type=kk-fb-cs-sellnow-090214  for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  101. I have a 1998 penny that seems to have some silvery color around the rim and on some of the coin here and there. There seems to be a small hole in Lincoln”s head. Is this a souvenir coin?

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    1. Hi theresa, that’s a great question! Our experts would love to learn more about 1998 penny that has a small hole in Lincoln’s head. I would recommend you contact our experts using the link below as they may be able to assist you further. We offer FREE auction evaluations at https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714.

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  102. louis fantasia March 21, 2015 at 6:51 am

    i have about twenty dollars in wheat ear pennies what are they worth

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  103. Ronald Hawthorne March 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I have plenty of these old coins 3 are silver 1943 pennies what may they be worth, and who would I sell them to?

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    1. As others have noted, 1943 cents are steel and not silver. They’re generally worth 25-50 cents in average condition. You can find that information directly on many numismatic sites.

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  104. I have just inherited a coin collection. And when I say “just,” I mean I don’t even yet have it in my possession. But I will have in a few days. I plan to take it directly to a safe place, to keep it, at least while I figure out if it’s actually worth anything. That step is all I know about coin collecting. I just came across this site on Facebook today. What a coincidence! I think I might like to start adding to the collection. Can you recommend any reading materials, other than this site, of course, that will help me get started?

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    1. Hi Jeneal, thank you for sharing your collecting experience with us! We have a Youtube channel that currently holds videos on tutorials on how to use our website, how to avoid forgeries and how to build your collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zOyIGkHQ7o You can follow the link below that will give you reading material about our company: http://www.ha.com/information/how-to-collect.s?nocache=1 If you haven’t yet registered I would highly recommend signing up as you can receive important auction information as well as featured items in our auction and its FREE. if you want to get a FREE auction evaluation just click the link:https://www.ha.com/c/acquisitions.zx?target=sell&ic=Tab-ToSell-SellInquiry-040814-interior?type=kk-fb-cs-sellnow-090214
      We wish you the best on your collecting journey! Please let us know if you have any questions along the way. Feel free to call us at 1-800-872-6467 or email us: bid@ha.com

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  105. Robbin Robinson March 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I have a 1925 wheat penny

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  106. I have about 300 to 400 wheat pennies, maybe even more. What should I do with them??Please get back to me. Thank you

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  107. I see how bomb barted you are with questions of people asking value of their coins but I find it interesting and would like to see what the answer to the quistion would be, just an fyi for If Im lucky enough to become a proud owner of such a rare coin… not meaning for you or anyone else to do the research, just a ball park figure and
    maybe your knowledge of the history

    Thanks for the post
    Raymond perry r

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  108. I have some paper cions that were from world war2 . My great Grandma kept them from a son in the war that never returned. . Are they worth any thing?

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you for reaching out! That is a very interesting story about the coins, especially being from the war. I would encourage you to visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation and they should be able to give you more information regarding the coins. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  109. Have both the 1909 SVDB and the 1955 Double Die and I believe a 1972 Double die guess I should hang on to them

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  110. I have a penny blank that was never struck. Is it worth anything?

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    1. Hi Robert, our experts would love to learn more about your collection. Please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  111. I have a 1899 silver dime what are they worth…

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    1. Hi Jeff, thats quite a find! Our experts would like to learn more about your collectible. I would encourage you to visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation and we can give you more information. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  112. Have a 1929 $5.00 bill. It says payable in gold. Is it worth anything?

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    1. Wow Patsy! That sure does sound interesting! Please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation and we can give you more information. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  113. It is only worth what people will pay for it, if somebody says your penny is worth $459 but nobody will give you that then it isn’t worth it! You must learn that, it is like Kelly Blue Book, many times when you try to buy a used car people will quote the KBB value as if it is the Bible, I respond, “Well then have KBB write you a check”. One more time to be clear, it is only worth what people will pay and when push comes to shove, “collectibles” and “rarities” loose value very quickly…

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  114. I have a 1899 Barber dime it has ben circulated but still in good condition what are they worth…

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    1. Hi Jeff! You can visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  115. Ive heard the 1943 wheat back copper Penny is one of the most valuable pennies to have. Im see searching for one as I get change

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  116. I have a 1920 s wheat penny its contents n pretty good condition is it worth much

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    1. Hi please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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    2. Hi adam, our experts would be more than happy to assist in determining how much your coin is worth. Please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  117. I also have a 1911 wheat good condition, an a 1925 wheat peeny good condition ,worth much

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    1. Hi adam! Please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  118. Hi please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  119. hi i have a 1943 nickel it sounds a little different is all 1943 nickels worth something

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    1. Hi Matt! Please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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    2. From October 1942 to December 1945 nickels were made of a mixture of silver, copper and manganese instead of cupronickel alloy. Nickel was needed for the war effort. Your coin should have a large P, D, or S above Monticello.

      The silver content is quite small – about a gram – but “war nickels” command a small premium.

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  120. I have a blank penny it has not been stamped on either side what would the value of it be

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    1. Hi diannia! Please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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  121. My kids each have a 1943 D penny that they were told was made from zinc. ( I just tried them out with a magnet, and they stuck to it)
    Can you tell me anything about these?

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    1. Hi Shasta, Hi diannia! Our experts would be better suited to research your inquiry. I would encourage you to please visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 for a FREE auction evaluation. Please allow some time for our experts to get back to you as they might be traveling out of the country or preparing for other upcoming auctions. Should you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, call 1-800-872-6467 or email bid@ha.com

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    2. They were made from steel, plated with zinc. About a billion were struck in that metal so copper could be diverted to making ammunition. Unfortunately the coins weren’t very satisfactory – the zinc coating quickly turned an ugly gray and as it wore off, the underlying steel would rust.

      A lot of people saved them as curiosities and keepsakes, so they’re not very valuable in average condition. No matter, they’re still a reminder of the sacrifices everyone made during the difficult years of WWII.

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  122. What is a 1899 barber dime in good condition worth i have one i also have three liberty dimes 1929 1943 1944 would like to know what they are worth also in good condition thank you…

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  123. Do u know how much the 100th anniversary 50 cent pieces are worth?

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  124. […] Those Old Wheat Cents in Your Dresser Might Be Worth a Fortune → […]

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  125. does anyone out there know about Canadian coins dating as far back as 1850.I got them from my mother when I was a kid.She told me they were called Shin Plasters but one book I looked in states there pennies.There the size of a silver dollar with King George and King Edward on them

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  126. Time for me to look through my old coin collection I think!

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  127. I have a 1983 quarter that looks copper on the outside edge with no nickle coat at all and the heads side has about half copper showing. I seen that a quarter weighs about 5.6 grams but my quarter only weighs 3.7 grams. Does this have any value?

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  128. Even if I have some of those coins that are worth a lot, who actually buys them for that much!!

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  129. I have a quarter that has been mis stamped the year is 1981. Do you know anything about this coin. Is it worth anything. The head is up in the right corner and half the date is gone. I would say it’s 3/4 stamped the rest is blank.

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  130. I am 11 and I have a gold coin that date says 1829-1837. I also have two more gold coins, one is little and it’s date is 1991,the little one has a “D” on the side. The other ones date is 1995.

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    1. Hi Ava, and welcome to coin collecting! If you look at the front of your 1829-1837 coin it will have a picture of President Andrew Jackson on the front, and the back will have the denomination “$1” beside the Statue of Liberty. That means your coin is one of the modern Presidential dollars. However it’s made of brass so it’s just gold-colored, not real gold. The minting date is in tiny letters on the edge of the coin. It may be hard to see but it will say 2008.

      If you ask at a bank you should be able to get more of these coins, along with others that have a picture of the Native American guide Sacajawea. Talking about them might make a good school project, and who knows, you may have so much fun (like I did) that you make coin collecting your hobby!

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  131. I have a gold quarter. Would that be valuable?
    Thank you for your time! :))

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    1. Hi Jessica, thank you for reaching out. Our experts would love to learn more about your gold coin. I would encourage you to submit an auction evaluation form. This will create an selling inquiry for our experts. Please allow time for our experts to get back to you as they could traveling out of the country or preparing for upcoming auctions. Please visit https://www.ha.com/c/acquisitions.zx?target=sell&ic=Tab-ToSell-SellInquiry-040814-interior?type=kk-fb-cs-sellnow-090214  for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  132. Ok, here’s a strange one…. How much for a non stamped penny slug, I got one as part of some change from a purchase some years back….. I found it interesting, so I kept it, and have had it for a few years now……

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    1. Hi Charles, please visit the special link: visit https://www.ha.com/c/acquisitions.zx?target=sell&ic=Tab-ToSell-SellInquiry-040814-interior?type=kk-fb-cs-sellnow-090214  for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467. One of our experts will be in touch.

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  133. I have steel pennies. How much are they worth? I also have a Indian Head penny? How much id it worth?

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  134. I have 2 bank bags full of wheat pennies

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    1. Wow that’s quite the collection! Please send your images and a description to bid@ha.com and one of our experts would be happy to give a valuation on your coins or visit . Thank you for sharing with us!

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  135. I have a 1952 s wheat penny
    I have a 1943 d it’s tin or copper not sure how much would these pennies be worth
    And I have silver quarters
    1957 and 1964
    Have more just can’t get to them yet

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    1. Hi Debbie! Thank you for contacting about your collection. One of our experts would be happy to assist. Please submit your images and a description on the valuation form located at this link: https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

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  136. I have a steel pennie is it worth anything now

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    1. We certainly would be happy to take a look at it. Please send us any images and a description of your steele penny and we would be happy to assist. You can submit your coins for evaluation at: https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=kk-fb-cs-freeeval-070714 Thank you!

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  137. It’s impressive that you are getting thoughts from this post as well
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  138. I have a 1990 penny that is a shiney gold color.I was wondering what it is made from and it’s worth .

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    1. Please submit your coin for valuation at https://www.ha.com/c/acquisitions.zx?target=sell&ic=Tab-ToSell-SellInquiry-040814-interior?type=kk-fb-cs-sellnow-090214  for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467. Thank you!

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  139. Pedro Rosario May 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I have a 1957 wheat penny with D mint print on it i want to c if its worth something

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    1. CSSocialMedia May 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      Dear Pedro,

      Thank you for contacting us. Please submit your coin for valuation at https://www.ha.com/c/acquisitions.zx?target=sell&ic=Tab-ToSell-SellInquiry-040814-interior?type=kk-fb-cs-sellnow-090214 for more information. Or you can call us at 1-800-872-6467. Thank you!

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  140. Barbara Nimens June 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I have one 1939 Wheat Penny,,, two from 1942,,, three from 1944,,,, two from1945,,,, one from 1947,,,and one from1951 can you tell me if any are worth anything??

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  141. CSSocialMedia June 27, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Dear Mrs. Nimens,

    Thank you for contacting us. To see how much your item is worth, visit https://www.ha.com/common/acquisitions.php?target=auctionevaluation&type=KK-hablog-cs-freeeval-021814 for a FREE auction evaluation. You can also call us at 1-800-872-6467.

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  144. I have a 1955 S cent WITH the VDB. I can’t seem to find anything saying what the value may be. Can you give me any info or estimate on that. Mine is in Very great condition. Like new.

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    1. Hello Sheila,

      Can you email us detailed color images of both sides of your coin to bid@ha.com? We would be happy to review the images and see if we can give you an idea as to the coins value.

      Thank you for contacting Heritage Auctions.

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  145. I have a lot of wheat penny’s I have a 1930,1934,1936,2- 1940,1941,1942,1943 steel,3-1944,3-1945,1946,1947,2-1949,2-1950,1952,1953,2-1955,5-1956,1957,and 4-1958 but not sure where to sell them do you have any ideas

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    1. I also have a 1911 nickel and a buffalo nickel no date. Or mint. As well As silver dimes and quaters and a red print 2 dollars Bill

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      1. Hello Jennifer Fisher,

        Can you email us detailed color images of both sides of your coins to bid@ha.com? We would be happy to review the images and see if we can give you an idea as to the coins value.

        Thank you for contacting Heritage Auctions.

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  146. Hi found several coins think according research are of some value,start with Wheaties…1943 steel wheat backs (4) and a 1943 d copper colored wheat back.looking auction items off

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    1. Hello Lisa,

      Can you email us detailed color images of both sides of your coins to bid@ha.com? We would be happy to review the images and see if we can give you an idea as to the coins value.

      Thank you for contacting Heritage Auctions.

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  147. Hi I found a 1962 wheat penny that has a big 1 on the back and says cent underneath. It also doesn’t sound like a normal penny when dropped. Have you ever seen anything like this?

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    1. CSSocialMedia May 2, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Hello Devin,

      Thank you so much for your message. Please send us an email with an image of the penny and the information you provided here as well as your contact information to bid@ha.com. We will have a coin specialist contact you.

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  149. […] a rundown of 1955 penny values, as well their mintage numbers (how many 1955 pennies were […]

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  150. I have a 1985 penny that have a 1935 date on it Must be a error on

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    1. Hello Ms. Cammon,

      If you are interested in learning more about or selling your item, please email us images to coins@ha.com or you can contact us at 1-800-872-6467. We will have a Specialist contact you.

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  151. How can I just sale my coins out right..My Shane 918-453-3586 cell if like to call

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    1. Hello, Most of what we consign is placed for auction, but you can email images to coins@ha.com and let them know what you are looking to do. We can have a Specialist review and contact you back.

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  152. Rachel Rutherford May 1, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Where is your email address? I have some ancient coins I would love to know more about. I inherited them from my father who inherited them from my grandparents. My grandmother was from India so the really old ones are from there.

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    Rachel

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    1. CSSocialMedia May 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      Hello Ms. Rutherford,

      Thank you for your comment. You can send front and back images of the coins to coins@HA.com. We will have a Specialist review them and contact you to discuss.

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  153. I have a 1763 George. Washington on face . An looks like Mrs Washington on the back .?

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    1. CSSocialMedia June 11, 2018 at 5:57 pm

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      We would like to get more information about your coins. If you are interested in learning more about your coins, interested in selling, or would like to receive a free auction evaluation, please:
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  156. Yea i have to 1945s wheat penny and a 1944s wheat penny i did have a 1943s wheat penny but keep bringing it out cause i got excited cause i think i had the third know 1943s but i lost it it’s some where in this home just can’t find it ive got a quarter where the clad melted out side the quarter its a big clump got two 1943 steel penny’s got the 1970s small date ive got a lot of misprints i need some one to look at don’t trust no one cause I’ve been collecting and researched coins for three years and i know some are worth some serious cash hope to hear from yous need help and advice

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    1. Hello Gilbert,

      We would like to get more information about your coins. If you are interested in learning more about your coins, interested in selling, or would like to receive a free auction evaluation, please:
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  157. I am pretty sure I have a real 1943 copper. Penny I’ve had for years and need a expert opinion about it please

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    1. Please send photos and description to us via this page: https://coins.ha.com/free-appraisals.s
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