1944 Lincoln Wheat Pennies

1944 Lincoln Wheat Pennies
1944 Lincoln Wheat Pennies Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
N/A
Country
United States
Type
Copper Coin
Face Value
$0.01 USD
Mintage
2,147,483,647
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1944

1944 marked the return of copper to the Lincoln Wheat Penny coins, though the denomination wasn’t struck with exactly the same composition as in 1942. 1944 Lincoln wheat cents were made with metal recycled from ammunition shells. Unlike Lincoln cents made from 1909 to 1942, which are 95 percent copper and 5 percent tin and zinc, Lincoln cents from 1944, 1945, and 1946 were made with a composition of 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc (no tin). However, the slight visual differences between 1944-1946 Lincoln cents and copper cents from other years in the Lincoln Wheat Penny series are only distinct among uncirculated coins.

In other news for the 1944 Lincoln Penny, production figures were extraordinarily high, with about two billion one-cent coins made across all three mints operating in 1944; approximately 1,435,000,000 at the Philadelphia Mint; 430,578,000 at the Denver Mint (D); and 282,760,000 at the San Francisco Mint (S). Interestingly, there is a significant off-metal error from 1944, and that is the 1944 steel Penny – an inadvertent striking that presumably occurred when some 1943 steel Planchets were left behind in the hoppers that feed coin blanks through the striking machinery at the U.S. Mint. Approximately 30 or so 1944 steel cents are thought to exist, with each sporting a price tag ranging from $75,000 to more than $375,000, based on grade.

1944 Lincoln cents as a whole, though, are quite common and can be had for about 10 to 20 cents in most circulated grade. Uncirculated specimens can be bought for around $5 each. Keep in mind that many 1944 copper cents are still circulating and can be had at face value if luck strikes – searching rolls may improve your odds of finding 1944 Lincoln Wheat Penny coins without having to utilize the services of a coin dealer.


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I have a 1944 copper wheat penny thats overstruck on the back,is it worth anything?

Phil D Berg
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Phil, it would be helpful if you uploaded an image(s) of the penny. Our comments section is mostly for commenting and only allows remote image embeds. You can post your question in our forums and upload some pics; then it would be much easier to help you out: https://coinvalues.com/forum

Coin Values
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Hello, I have 1944 wheat penny that has an error at the back, missing letter ME for AMERICA, is this penny worth something?

Rosa Mystica Carabao
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Hi, Rosa -

It would be helpful if you would please upload a photo of your 1944 Lincoln cent with missing ME so I can better assist you.

Thank you for your question!
Josh

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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are these worth anything? 1944 LIBERTY WHEAT PENNIES
I HAVE TWO .....
HOW DO I LOAD PIC ON THIS SITE ?!?!?!?

TOMMY KEAN
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Hi Tommy. Please try adding pics using the "Attach file" button.

Coin Values
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Found this old coin in a basement....

Marcus Dashaun Rand
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Hello, Marcus -

I'm afraid the photo did not upload correctly. Would you please try again, using a jpeg photo file under 2 MB?

Thank you so much,
Josh @ CoinValues

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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1943 "D" one CENT wheat I FOUND wath is the value

Felipe Anaya
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Hello, Felipe --

You will find the approximate value of your 1943-D cent here: https://coinvalues.com/wheat-pennies/1943

All the best,
Josh @ CoinValues

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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Why does 1944 wheat penny not have an s ,d, or p under year.

Christi Smith
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1944 Wheat Pennies were minted in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver. If the penny does not have a mintmark then it was minted in Philly.

Coin Values
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I got three penny's that date 1935,1944 with a D under the year and a 1958 with a D under it also jus wondering if there were any value to them?

James Dean Bowstring
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Hello, James --

Yes, as listed above, circulated 1944 Lincoln wheat cents (including those like yours, which have a "D" mintmark indicating its origin at the Denver Mint) are worth 10 to 20 cents. Please refer to the other articles for info on values for your other coins:

1935 Lincoln wheat pennies: https://coinvalues.com/wheat-pennies/1935
1958 Lincoln wheat pennies: https://coinvalues.com/wheat-pennies/1958

Good luck!
Josh @ CoinValues

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I have a 1944/3 wheat penny if I find out my eyes are not playing tricks on me what do you think it will be worth?

Jill Mahan
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Hi, Jill!

Would you please post a photo of this coin here in the forum so I can see what it is and provide some advice on its value?

Thank you so much,
Josh @ CoinValues

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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I have one as well, have you found any info on it?

sherrie s gerarden
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hi i have a penny that say 1944 and im wondering how much its worth i saw on the site that only 30 exist and is worth 75000 to 375000 so i would like to know how much its worth? plz answer back as soon as possible

micheal Danaeifard
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Michael, as Josh pointed out in the community, "The rare 1944 steel cent sticks to a magnet and looks silver in color. If your 1944 does NOT stick to a magnet and looks like a regular cent then your piece is relatively common and worth 5 to 10 cents."

It is believed that only 30 of these 1944 steel pennies are in existence.

Coin Values
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I have a 1944 penny with a number 8 underneath it. is it worth anything?

Cynthia Garcia
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We would need to please see a photo of this coin to verify, so please post a topic in the forum.

But it sounds like you have an altered, counterstamped 1944 Lincoln cent. Unless the origin of the stamp can be traced, such altered 1944 Lincoln cents are generally worth only 2 to 3 cents. Again, some counterstamped coins are actually worth more because they are collectible as what some might call "exonumia" coins (altered, coin or coin-like items), but generally only if we can determine the origin of the stamp, which came from a private individual or company outside of the Mint.

I'd say to hang onto the coin...

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Hi , I have a ONE CENT 1944 Lincoln penny , How much i can sell?

Jase jay ar
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For a common, circulated 1944 copper wheat penny you probably couldn't get much more than 10¢.

Coin Values
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I have 1944 steel one please check photos, at first, I thought it was from another coin, but at closer inspection, I noticed that the error is actually part of this coin. I've never seen anything like this. Its pretty neat. I'm not sure if you would call it a lamination error, or a cracked skull. , would my coin worth something?

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THNKUTESLA Edgar Rodriguez
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I have a 1944 penny and would like to know how much it's worth !!!

Silvia Ortega
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Hello, Silvia --

As mentioned in the article above, an average circulated 1944 Lincoln wheat cent is generally worth 10 to 20 cents.

Thank you for your question,
Josh

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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Hi yes i have a 1944 s wheat penny but looks copper and sticks to magnet what should i do

Nicole Koezeno
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Hello, Nicole!

Would you please post a photo of your 1944-S penny here? What does this coin weigh (in grams, down to the hundredth of a gram)? This coin sounds like something worth checking out, but it will need to be evaluated further before we can determine exactly what's going on with it.

Fingers crossed!
Josh @ CoinValues

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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Nicole,

You can also post a photo of this 1944 cent in our Forum: https://coinvalues.com/forum

Best wishes,
Josh

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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I have two 1943 steel penny's one with mint mark S and one with no mint mark. both stick to magnetic, trying to see if they are worth anything.

George D Hall
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Hi, George --

If both of your Lincoln steel cents are magnetic, then that is normal and they are worth 10 to 25 cents each in circulated condition.

Best,
Josh

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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I have a 1944 steel Lincoln wheat penny would like to see what it would be worth.

Elizabeth See
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Hi, Elizabeth --

If your 1944 steel cent is authentic, it's worth $75,000 or more. However, getting a 1944 steel cent authenticated requires several layers of diagnostic testing an is best done by a third-party coin grading company. Here's more info on those: https://coinvalues.com/library/coin-slabbing-services

Good luck!
Josh

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez
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I have one 1944 penny. Where can upload the pictures?

Lirui Liu
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You can use the upload button below the text form, but it's better to post in our forum: https://coinvalues.com/forum

Coin Values
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I have a 1920 1922 1942 1944 1946 1958 wheat pennies can you please tell me they're worth

Doris Rebecca Johnson
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Please peruse our Lincoln Wheat Penny info pages for more information on each of your coins.

Coin Values
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I have a 1944 wheat penny. How can I tell if it is worth any money.

Pabbar
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I have 1944D and 1944S as Well 1944 no mint. R they worth anything

Liliana Santoyo Robles
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Hi how are you. I have inherited a massive coin collection. I have found the 1944 s wheat coin. What do I do next . Thank you

Neen T
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Is my 1944 S penny a rare coin being as the S is almost staped into the date unlike the rest i seen is it valuable??? And how the hell do I post a pic?

Christopher Howard Pavlos
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Hello

a few week ago i picked up a coin which is 1944 can you tell me if it worth anything?

Thank you
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HiCoin
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Hello i have a 1944 no mint wheat penny and upon a closer look with magnifying glass it seems to have tiny holes on the back that are not noticeable with the eye. I have read somewhere that this can be caused by improper mixture of metals or from deviations on the press itself. Im fairly new to coin collecting and found this metal detecting but un aware if this is error coin or just another wheat. Any advice?

Dana P Dennis
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It sounds to me like environmental damage , so yeah probably just a wheatie..

CopperPicker
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I have a 1944 wheat penny that the markings on the back are off center, to the left. And on the front, above the date, is a marking that almost resembles an A? Idk... How much is it worth...?

Kristin Hope
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https://coinvalues.com/forum

If you could post a couple of photos that would help

CopperPicker
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Hi. I have an unusual 1994-D what penny with what appears to have the edges and some letters missing. Also it seems to have unusual imprints on Lincolns face. I would like more
Information on it. How and where do I upload images?

Lisa Calderone Waite
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I have a 1944 wheat penny no mint mark great condition what's it worth text me the value 2075507436

Brennon Allen
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I have wheat Penny's fr ok m 1941 up

Brennon Allen
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Hi I was wondering how much these 1944 wheat pennies will cost?
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New User
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1944 s wheat penny
1944 d wheat penny
1944 wheat penny
What if anything are they worth

ELIZABETH Gonzalez
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I have a 1944 penny with the A semi missing. Like it wasnt stamped properly. Is it worth anything. I would upload a picture but it doesnt give me an option to.

Michelle C Grimmett
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