1944 D Lincoln Wheat Cent : Steel Cent

1944 Steel Wheat Penny

Mintage: 7
Minted at: Denver

Designer - Engraver: Victor D Brenner
Metal Composition: Steel Coated Zinc

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.7 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
1944 D Steel Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny
One of the rarest and most intriguing US coins is the 1944-D Steel Lincoln Wheat Cent. Nearly all pennies from 1944 are supposed have transitioned from steel back to copper/bronze. However - similar to the rare 1943 copper cent - a small number of zinc-coated steel planchets were left over from 1943 and were used in 1944 during the transition to steel planchets. The 1944 steel cent was produced at all three mints. However - Only 7 Denver-minted 1944-D Steel Cents are known to exist - making it rarer than the Philadelphia variety but more common than the San Francisco variety. Most experts believe that there are still a few yet to be discovered! (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries)
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1944-D Lincoln Wheat Penny (Steel Cent Variety) is Worth $34,803 in Average Condition and can be Worth $62,001 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition. Click here to Learn How to use Coin Price Charts. Also, click here to Learn About Grading Coins. The Melt Value shown below is how Valuable the Coin's Metal is Worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US Coin.

MELT VALUE: $0.0006

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