Question by  Tim67 (23)

Which American pennies are valuable?

I would like to start collecting pennies and want to know where to start.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

The lincoln 1955 double di or double hit is a good one. The 1943 copper penny is rare because the government went to steel pennies after a few thousand (80) were minted. They needed the copper for the war. Your best bet is to get the blue collecting books and soon enough you will find out!


Answer by  DevoutCatalyst (441)

Penny's from the following years may fall into the category of valuable: 1943, 1955, 1936, 1924, 1909, 1877, 1856, 1844, 1793, 1792. There are further requirements to it being rare but I would keep any you find from those years. Value ranges from $6 - $40k


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

There are many different kinds of pennies that can be valuable. Condition is very important to the pennies worth. Double struck and certain wheat leaf pennies can be most valuable.


Answer by  markemark (34)

The american 1 cent coin. Which would be the 1793 chain cent coin with the word AMERICA but abbreviated "AMERI" on the back. Recent sale have lured up to about $170,000. That is also in AU condition. Also the 1943 copper penny, which 40 of these pennies are known toremain in existance.


Answer by  LuzLuna (53)

For the most part, pennies are worth one cent. However, there are coin collectors and antique shops that value some coins at more than one dollar. Your best chance of identifying a valuable penny is if it reads "one cent" on the back.

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