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Logan Lacher

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Howdy all,

In my boredom I decided to dig out my coin collection to see what, if any, coins had value. I collect coins in the same way many people might collect "as seen on TV" stuff. If it looks cool, I keep it. I've got coins with bullet holes, some stuff I was given as a kid, the patriot in me collects every bicentennial quarter I find, but I don't know jack all about values.

Some time back I picked up an atrocious penny from a drain and kept it because it was cool.

Dug it back out today and got some good light on it

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Now of course I have to ask, is it worth anything? My assumption is it's worth it's weight in scrap iron, but seeing at its what's left of a 1944 steel penny, I had to ask. Thanks in advance!

Logan
 

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Do the magnet test, if it picks the cent up it’s steel, more than likely it’s copper.

a 1944 steel would be very rare that one is heavily damaged. They have been counterfeited using a 1943 steel penny and glued 4 from the 1944.

I have a few steel pennies as well but I don’t collect cents. The 43s are common and not worth over a few cents each.

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That one looks to be copper. If that is a 44 steel penny the value can range from
$20,000 to $400,000. It depends on the mint mark, no mark being the lowest
to the S mark being the highest. That one for sure is not in good shape,
 

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how much are 1944 wheat pennies worth?

1944 copper Lincoln cent: 1.5 billion minted, worth between 3 and 5 cents
1944-D copper Lincoln cent: 430 million minted, worth between 3 and 5 cents
1944-S copper Lincoln cent: 283 million minted, worth between 3 and 5 cents
1944-D over S copper Lincoln cent: worth $100 or more
1944 steel penny: 15 – 20 minted, worth $100,000 or more
 

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I got a 1941 Mercury dime in change at a QT yesterday. I need to remember to put it away before I screw up and spend it.
They're 90% silver.
I have a can with pre-1964 US coins that my mother started and I EDC a 1921 Morgan silver dollar in my change pocket; that way I'm never broke.
 

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